Please refer to our Careers page. This provides the most up-to-date information on what each academy will include whether it's for firefighters only or a mix of firefighters and firefighters/paramedics.
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The minimum qualifications for all candidates must meet is:
An EMT-B certification is not a requirement in order to apply. If a candidate is selected for hire without an EMT-B certificate, the candidate must attend and successfully pass the EMT-B course hosted by South Metro Fire Rescue. A candidate that does not pass the EMT-B course will be eliminated from the hiring process.
When South Metro Fire Rescue has an open recruitment for an academy, a hiring timeline will be posted along with the start date of the academy. Please sign up to receive email notification of our job announcement by selecting to receive email alerts. To sign up, please visit our job postings page and click on notify me.
Yes. From the home page of our website, click on services then scroll down to Community Services. Please note once a hiring cycle starts, ride alongs will be discontinued until the close of the hiring cycle.
All communication throughout the hiring cycle will be sent to the email address that you provided to the National Testing Network when the FireTEAM test was taken. Please be sure to enter your email address correctly on your application and check your email frequently, including your junk or spam email folder. All applicants will be notified of their status via email at each phase of the hiring cycle.
Candidates are required to have a valid CPAT certificate through the date of hire. There are numerous testing sites in Colorado. Please see the links below for some agencies that offer a CPAT test. *Be advised that all tests need to be accredited through the IAFF.
Aims Community College National Testing Network
Please be advised that your FireTEAM scores are valid for one year. A CPAT will also expire after one year. Please ensure they align with our hiring timelines. If we don't have have any current openings, your test scores and CPAT may expire by the time we open our hiring process.
1. Under the Careers tab on top, select Current Job Opportunities.
2. On the top of the screen, you will find a search box titled “Search to Activate Job Alerts for Future Opportunities”.
3. In the search box, enter the keyword or title of the position you are interested in. The system will show 0 opportunities and a message in red that states there are no matches for your criteria.
4. To the right of the message in red, you will find a blue bar that shows an envelope and a title next to it that states “Activate job alerts for this search”. Please click on that bar.
5. If you never applied with us before, please register to receive job alerts.
6. If you already have an account with us, please click on the Sign In link to complete your job alert.
7. After you Register or Sign in, complete the job alert by clicking on the Create blue button.
8. You will be redirected to the main screen that will have a message highlighted in green stating “You have successfully created a job alert”.
Please follow this link from SMFR's Wellness Division to get more information regarding a fitness program and an explanation of the VO2max test.