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Apply for a Job at Front Range Fire Rescue

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Front Range Fire Rescue (FRFR) is committed to the highest level of service to our citizens and our communities. FRFR Firefighters protect lives and property through firefighting, emergency medical care, fire prevention, disaster response, community service and public education. FRFR currently has 3 fire stations, that are staffed 24/7 with three shifts working a rotating 48-96 shift schedule. Later in 2024, we will add a ladder company, and have plans for two additional stations in the coming years.

We strive to be an "Employer of Choice" by offering competitive wages, a robust benefits package, and being a family-oriented fire service agency. Open our 2024 Benefits to read more or send an email to JoinFRFR@frfr.co.

Working at Front Range Fire Rescue

We will open the hiring process for Lateral Lieutenants on June 3, 2024 and it will remain open until 1700 on June 27, 2024. See below.

We anticipate a fall of 2024 hiring event for Entry Level Firefighters.

Front Range Fire Rescue is hiring experienced Lieutenants with an exceptional blend of fire service experience, leadership, and organizational skills. This is a leadership position working a 48-hour shift assignment in a 3-platoon system. 
This is a first level supervisory position. Lieutenants supervise a single company including day-to-day management of a fire station and the equipment assigned to that station. Duties include supervision of personnel in fire suppression, emergency medical response, fire prevention, public education, training and administrative duties.
 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
In order to qualify as a Lateral Lieutenant, at the time of application, the applicant must possess the following minimum requirements:
•Minimum of five (5) years of current, full-time continuous employment as a Firefighter (or higher-ranking fire operations personnel) with a public fire district, authority, or department that provides structural Firefighting and EMS services.  Paid call, part-time, or volunteer firefighting experience is not an acceptable substitute for the required five (5) years outlined above.
•Minimum of two (2) years as a Lieutenant or equivalent company officer 
 

THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATIONS MUST BE CURRENT:

  • Fire Officer 1 and Fire Instructor 1 (ProBoard or IFSAC accreditation) or higher
  • HAZMAT operations certification (ProBoard or IFSAC accreditation) or higher
  • Current State of Colorado EMT or National Registry EMT Basic Certification or higher
  • NIMS ICS 100,200,700 ,800
  • Current AHA CPR certifications
  • Holds an Associate's Degree (or above)
  • Possess or be able to obtain a valid Colorado driver's license. Must have and maintain an acceptable driving record in accordance with FRFR's Driving Record Policy.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• CDFPC Driver Operator Aerial 
• Bachelor’s Degree 
• Fire Officer 2 
• Blue Card Incident Commander
• NWCG S-215
• NIMS ICS 300,702,703
 

SALARY INFORMATION
$115,000 Base Salary. FRFR places high importance on education and offers additional compensation to members who hold a degree, with an education differential applied from the hire date. Associates 2% of base wage, Bachelors 4% of base wage, Masters 6% of base wage. The highest differential among Colorado Fire Departments!

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
 

  • Member premiums are 100% paid by FRFR for their Health, Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Guaranteed FLSA Overtime
  • Employer Paid Short Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • FPPA Defined Benefit Pension
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and Employer Matching Benefit  
  • Retirement Health Savings (115 Trust) with Employer Contribution
  • Vacation Accrual based on your previous FT firefighter employment
  • Member Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • $2,000 Relocation Bonus

 

HIRING PROCESS TIMELINE**


June 3, 2024 through 1700 hours June 27,2024 Application Period
June 28, 2024: Applicants will be notified if selected for Interview
July 1-2, 2024: Pre-Screen Interviews
July 2, 2024: Applicants will be notified if selected for the next step
July 29-30, 2024 Assessment Center
July 30, 2024 Applicants will be notified if selected for the next step
July 30, 2024 Background check information emailed to applicants
July 31, 2024 Colorado State University (CSU) Fitness Evaluation
August 1, 2024: Contingent Job Offers extended via email
August 12-13, 2024: Additional Testing (psychological evaluation and NFPA 1582 Medical Exam)
August 19, 2024 Final Job Offers
September 16, 2024 Start Date

**The hiring process timeline is subject to change at anytime

 

Minimum Qualifications for an Entry Level Firefighter are:

  • High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED)
  • Must be 18 years of age by the date of hire
  • Valid FireTEAM test scores
  • Valid CPAT certificate
  • Valid EMT-Basic certification
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.  Possess and maintain an acceptable driving record in accordance with FRFR’s Driving Records Policy
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check, criminal history review, physical fitness/wellness assessment, medical evaluation, drug screen and psychological exam.

How to Prepare Now

FireTEAM Test

  • Candidates are required to take the FireTEAM test. The test is administered through the NTN website. Identify a testing center near you and register to take the test. 
  • FireTEAM scores are valid for up to one year. If you have taken your FireTEAM test prior to FRFR opening the hiring process, please login to your FireTEAM account and add FRFR to permit us to view your FireTEAM score no later than the date of application.
  • Review frequently asked questions regarding the FireTEAM test and/or the National Testing Network (NTN).

CPAT

  • Candidates are required to have a CPAT certificate that is valid and available to upload
  • There are numerous testing sites in Colorado including Aims Community College.
  • CPAT Resources for out of state candidates: National Testing Network (NTN) provides convenient professional administration of the CPAT in several states Please visit

Schedule a CPAT through NTN.

EMT Basic

  • Current Colorado EMT-Basic (or higher)

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  • Current NREMT-Basic with ability to obtain Colorado EMT-Basic within 6 months of hire.

If you have any questions, please email us at Join@frfr.co.

Currently the application process is closed for Lateral Firefighter positions. We anticipate this process opening in 2025.

Lateral Firefighter/EMT-Basic position pays an annual base salary from $70,000 -$94,000 (2024)

FRFR places high importance on education and offers additional compensation to members who hold a degree, with an education differential applied from the hire date. Associates 2% of base wage, Bachelors 4% of base wage, Masters 6% of base wage. The highest differential among Colorado Fire Departments! 

Compensation and Benefits
  • $2,000 Relocation Stipend
  • Firefighters receive 100% of their premiums paid for Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Employer Paid Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • FPPA Defined Benefit Pension
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and Employer Matching Benefit
  • Retirement Health Savings (115 Trust) with Employer Contribution
  • Coverage under Colorado Firefighter Heart, Cancer, and Behavioral Health Trust
  • Vacation Accrual based on your previous full-time firefighter employment
  • Member Assistance Program and In-Station Therapy Dog Program
  • Generous Tuition Reimbursement program
Qualifications

To qualify as a Lateral Firefighter, at the time of application, the applicant must possess and provide copies of the following certifications:

  • A minimum of two (2) years of current, full-time continuous employment as a Firefighter (or higher-ranking fire operations personnel) with a public fire district, authority, or department that provides structural Firefighting and EMS services.  Paid call, part-time, or volunteer firefighting experience is not an acceptable substitute for the required two (2) years outlined above 
  • Completion of a professional fire academy consisting of a minimum of 150 contact hours. The FRFR Training Chief will evaluate the academy curriculum
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Current AHA CPR certification
  • Firefighter II Certification (ProBoard or IFSAC accreditation)
  • Hazardous Materials Operations (or higher) certification (ProBoard or IFSAC accreditation) 
  • Current State of Colorado EMT Basic (or higher) or current National Registry EMT Basic (or higher) Certification with the ability to obtain State of Colorado EMT Basic within six months of hire   

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Front Range Fire Rescue maintains a drug-free workplace and requires its members to refrain from the usage or possession of illegal substances at all times. Illegal substances are defined as any drug or chemical that is not legally obtainable or legally obtainable but has not been legally obtained. The term includes prescription drugs not being used for prescribed purposes and includes all controlled substances as defined by the Colorado Controlled Substances Act. This policy also applies to marijuana and products containing THC.

Front Range Fire Rescue is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Front Range Fire Rescue will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with eligible disabilities (unless the disability precludes the performance of the essential functions of the position).