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The Longmont Public Safety, Fire Services Division, hires entry level and lateral level firefighters.

Accepting applications from May 2 - May 21, 2018.
 


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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
FOR ENTRY LEVEL

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Current Colorado or National Registry EMT Basic Certification
  • High school diploma or GED

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR LATERAL LEVEL

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Current Colorado or National Registry EMT Basic Certification
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Have a minimum of 4 years full time firefighter experience with another agency and have graduated from an approved fire academy
  • Current Firefighter II or higher Certification

OTHER DESIRABLE SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS-  

  • Colorado or National Registry Paramedic Certification
  • Bilingual Skills including Spanish

HIRING PROCESS 
Note: the order of the testing process is subject to change.

Combat Test:  Variation on the Davis Combat test and is a pass/fail with a 10 minute time limit. Includes while wearing firefighting coat, helmet, and air pack with no mask; Ladder carry, ladder raise, charged 1 ¾ hose drag, extrication and medical bag carry through serpentine, hose tower climb carrying hose and tools, forcible entry sledge hammer sled, victim drag.

Integrity Interview: Disqualifier interview

Panel Interview:  3-4 firefighters representing all ranks below Captain 

Ride-along Process:  Applicants participate in a series of exercises with current fire services personnel (full-day). 

Conditional Offer
:  Offer is conditional upon passing the remainder of the process which includes polygraph, medical examination, psychological testing, and extensive background check.  

Those hired as Entry Level Firefighters will attend a 14-16 week Firefighter Academy before being assigned as Firefighter on a shift. The probationary period is one year. After the probationary year is complete along with all other requirements, Entry Level Firefighters are placed at Step 2 Firefighter grade.

Those hired as Lateral Entry Firefighters will be assigned as a Firefighter on shift as an additional member of a crew for such time until supervisors approve knowledge, skills and abilities as a Longmont Firefighter. The probationary period is one year. After the probationary year is complete along with all other requirements, Lateral Level Firefighters are placed at Step 4 Firefighter grade.


For additional information regarding a career as a Longmont Public Safety, Fire Services Firefighter, please email or call (303) 651-8539.

 

The City of Longmont does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, veteran status or disability unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification. If you need special assistance in the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department in advance to make arrangements.

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