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The majority of the work required in public safety is ensuring that the department is ready to respond when residents need us. Your skills and talents will be used to help us behind the scenes as these are vital functions that support Public Safety in its day-to-day operations.

Our volunteer staff is utilized in a wide variety of assignments. All volunteers are trained and supervised by a fire department staff member. Volunteers, who must be at least 18 years old, are assigned to specific areas and divisions within the department. All positions are unpaid volunteer assignments.

PLEASE NOTE: The Longmont Fire Services Division does not have volunteer firefighter positions. Longmont firefighters are employed by the City of Longmont. 


Current Position Openings:

Fire Training Center Grounds Keeping. Multiple positions. Longmont Fire Department is looking for a few volunteers to join a new Fire Training Center Grounds Keeping Volunteer Team. The Fire Training Center is located on 13 acres near First Avenue and Martin Street in Longmont. Duties to include: Weed control, Light tree trimming/pruning, hydrant painting, maintaining rock around the hydrants, general grounds clean-up and maintenance, grass edging, general up keep of pavilion and training props, organization of equipment in containers and pole barn.   All equipment and training will be provided.  Time commitment is 10 hours a month on a flexible volunteer schedule.Smoke Alarm Program

Longmont Fire Services is seeking volunteers to help with contacting residents to determine the proper number of smoke alarms, to check devices, and install replacements if necessary.  Teams will be accompanied by fire staff. All volunteers are required to attend a two-hour training session (date to be determined in the first two weeks of June). Contact with the community will be made on June 18 between 8am - 11am. High school students are also encouraged to participate in this community event.  Our aim is to provide smoke alarms to those who are disadvantaged or low income so that they too will be safe.  We know that many single-family, low-income homes have 1) nonexistent smoke alarms, 2) outdated ones, 3) dead batteries in existing alarms or 4) an inadequate number of alarms to service the number of bedrooms (per current codes). Special Event Volunteer Application accepted for this volunteer position.

Business Self-Inspection - The Longmont Fire Department is seeking 2-3 volunteers to assist with the newly launched Business Self-Inspection Program. Volunteers are asked to contribute 2-4 hours a week, time negotiable. Training is provided. Candidates must be detail oriented, have great interpersonal skills, and possess a valid Colorado’s driver’s license and good driving record. Computer skills are not necessary.  

Range Safety Volunteer (RSV)
The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or peripheral duties that may be required. The City of Longmont retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential and additional functions of the job at any time: 

The RSV assist with the supervision of shooting activities as prescribed by the Range Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs). RSV's must have knowledge of the Range Standard Operation Procedures as well as the Range Safety Rules. Range Safety Volunteers are required to assist the Range Safety Officers in the prevention of problems on the range through their diligence in performing the following duties: educating users on the range safety rules, provide direct range supervision, enforcement of range safety rules, enforcement of policies and procedures established by the City of Longmont Firearms Training Facility. RSV's will assist with set up and clean up of the range facility in its entirety at the end of each day and assist with evaluating equipment and materials ensuring that it is operating correctly.  Assist in emergency safety protocols to be used in the event of a life-threatening injury or incident at the facility. Must be able to provide a valid and current Range Safety Training Certification or be willing to attend a class provided by the range.

NOTE: There are times when the Longmont Police Department has reached full staffing for this volunteer position. However, please submit the volunteer application and you will be contacted when a vacancy occurs.

The volunteer application for the positions above can be returned to Public Safety Outreach at the Safety & Justice Center located at 225 Kimbark St., Longmont, CO 80501 (2nd floor - Administration).

If you have questions regarding this application for these positions or any public safety volunteer program, please contact Public Safety Outreach by email or by phone at (303) 774-4440.

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