How do I become a Firefighter or Firefighter/Paramedic at South Metro Fire Rescue?

The minimum qualifications for all candidates must meet is:

  • 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
  • Possess or be able to obtain a Colorado driver’s license Possess and maintain an acceptable driving record in accordance with SMFR’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. 

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1. How do I become a Firefighter or Firefighter/Paramedic at South Metro Fire Rescue?
2. Do I need to have a valid EMT-B certificate to start the hiring process?
3. When does the Recruit Academy start?
4. Can I schedule a ride along with the department?
5. How am I notified during the hiring process?
6. Is South Metro hiring only firefighters or can firefighter/paramedic apply?
7. How can I obtain a CPAT?
8. When should I take the FireTEAM test and obtain my CPAT?
9. How do I get alerted when you post for a new position?