ARVADA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
7903 ALLISON WAY
ARVADA, COLORADO 80003
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Updated: September 18, 2020
The Arvada Fire Protection District is seeking to establish an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic! All candidates must take the FireTEAM exam through National Testing Network to be considered further in the hiring process.
We require a National Registry OR State of Colorado Paramedic Certification.After taking the FireTeam test, candidates will be invited to apply.
Salary Information: $67,645.00/annual - 2020
Benefit Information: Competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, long term disability, FPPA retirement plan, FSA, EAP and more.
Contact Information:Human Resourceshr@arvadafire.com
Department Overview: The Arvada Fire Protection District (AFPD) has a rich history spanning over 100 years of service starting in 1911 as a volunteer department in the town of Arvada, Colorado. By 1999 it was the largest all volunteer fire department west of the Mississippi. In 1999 it hired its first career firefighters and chief and by January 2000 six of its eight stations were staffed by career firefighters. Now an internationally accredited career organization, it still maintains its family feel and commitment to change and service excellence. The AFPD’s 150 responders provide advanced life support, medical transport, fire, rescue, and hazardous materials services from eight stations, eight front line fire trucks, and five modern ambulances. Organized into two battalions line staff work a 48/96 shift to provide service to the community every hour of every day. Responding to over 15,600 calls for service in 2019 the AFPD is dedicated to responder safety, modern response equipment, training, and technology. The AFPD is committed to community risk reduction through community education and code enforcement.
Area Information: Situated near and bordering the northwest corner of Denver, CO, the AFPD protects approximately 43 square miles and a population of approximately 120,000 in the communities of Arvada, Wheat Ridge, and unincorporated areas of Jefferson County. The district has remarkable views of the mountains, a lively old town area, and quick access to all the amenities in the Denver metro area. The area has a rich geographic diversity that includes urban, rural, residential, and commercial areas.
US Citizen: Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language at a level adequate to perform the duties of the position.
Hiring Process: Take the FireTeam test, wait to be invited to apply.
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Criminal convictions of crimes against persons or property may disqualify a candidate.
Driving Disqualifiers: DUI within past 5 years
Drug Use Disqualifiers: Illegal drug use.