COLORADO SPRINGS FIRE DEPARTMENT
375 PRINTERS PARKWAY
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO 80910
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Updated: January 13, 2021
Job Classification: Entry Level Firefighter Paramedic
The Colorado Springs Fire Department is currently building a list for an anticipated academy in FEBRUARY 2022 for Entry Level Firefighter Paramedic.
Candidates must have a valid FireTeam score uploaded to the department by August 31, 2021 at midnight.
CPAT certification and current EMT/P (Colorado or National Registry) certification must be uploaded to the department by December 31, 2021, at midnight.
To submit your certifications please visit the department’s website at (https://csfd.coloradosprings.gov/page/application-testing-process)
**Please note that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the CSFD has extended the deadline for CPAT and EMT/P until December 31, 2021 at midnight. If you do not meet this deadline you will be dropped from the hiring process immediately!
Salary and Benefit Information: https://csfd.coloradosprings.gov/page/firefighter-salary-benefits
Contact Info:Colorado Springs Fire Department Human Resourcescsfdhr@coloradosprings.gov 719-385-7226
Department Overview: The Colorado Springs Fire Department, an internationally accredited department, went into service on February 12, 1894, with one fire station, a staff of six and a horse-drawn pumper. Today, the department has 23 fire stations and 452 full time uniformed firefighters. The department has 23 engine companies, 6 truck companies, a heavy rescue team, a hazardous materials response team, and three medical squads. Additionally, the department has 11 brush trucks for wildland firefighting, one air supply truck, one hazardous materials decontamination vehicle, and one hose wagon. Fire stations are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with daily minimum staffing of 124 personnel. Major programs include Hazardous Materials Response, Heavy Rescue, High Angle Rescue, and Wildfire Suppression, with many other programs that support the department’s mission. The Colorado Springs Fire Department is the first responder on all medical emergencies within the city, as well as the provider of all fire code enforcement activities. The department responded to over 70,000 calls in 2019 and approximately 65% of those are medical emergencies.City Information:The City of Colorado Springs is located in south-central Colorado between the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and the eastern plains of Colorado. The city is 195 square miles and the elevation is 6,035 feet with an estimated 2018 population of 472,688. Colorado Springs is the state’s largest city in terms of area and second only to Denver in population. The city lies in a semi-arid climate with an average snowfall of 44.6 inches annually.There are five major military institutions in Colorado Springs: Fort Carson, Schriever Air Force Base, Peterson Air Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain Air Station, and the United States Air Force Academy. These bases are a significant factor in the local economy, constituting over 20% of all employment. Other major industries include defense contracting, healthcare, software development, semiconductor manufacturing, telecommunications, data centers, religious and nonprofit organizations, and tourism.Some of the major attractions in Colorado Springs include Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Broadmoor Hotel, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, United States Olympic Training Center, and United States Air Force Academy.
US Citizen: Yes, You must be by the date of hire a US citizen, permanent resident alien, temporary resident alien, applicant for temporary resident status, refugee or asylee. All applicants that are offered employment must provide documents to establish their identity and employment eligibility for authorization to work in the U.S.
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid COLORADO State Driver's License: Yes, or able to obtain. Any valid US driver's license is acceptable.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Firefighter Candidate Minimum Qualifications: The following minimum qualifications must be met to participate in the firefighter selection process.
Colorado Out-of-State EMT Request: All Out-of-state applicants will be required to apply for a Colorado EMT once they receive a final offer of employment. This will be at the candidates own expense.