Do you want to be a Firefighter?

The Lafayette Fire Department hires both Firefighter EMT's and Firefighter Paramedics.  We are a member of the Colorado F.I.R.E.FIGHTER Testing Consortium.  The Consortium conducts two annual tests; in the Spring and Fall; the 

The basic qualifications are:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • EMT Basic card or Paramedic NMRET-P card
  • Safe driving record
  • Current CPAT

Preferred Qualifications

  • Firefighter I Certification (Proboard or IFSAC)
  • Hazardous Materials Operator Certification 
  • Wild-land Red Card Certification
  • NIMS I-100, I-200
  • Firefighter II Certification
  • Driver / Utility Certification
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support card

We offer an internal Fire Academy for the hired personnel who lack the fire certifications. Information on current openings can be found on the City's website jobs page.

Hiring Process

  • Apply online at the City's website
  • Attach all of the required certifications
  • Attach a non-certified copy of your driving record
  • Be sure to include appropriate information of your experience

Applications are Reviewed

  • Qualified candidates are invited to take a written test that is EMS based
  • Passing candidates are invited to interview and attend a skills assessment 
  • Invited candidates will have a second interview with the Fire Chief