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2018 Firefighter Orientation Sessions – Colorado Springs Fire Department (CO)

Posted on the 13 March 2018 by Firecareers


Colorado Springs Fire Department (CO) 

2018 Firefighter Orientation Sessions

To reserve your spot, please sign up!


****To reserve your spot, please sign up!****

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Colorado Springs Fire Department (CO)

****To reserve your spot, please sign up!****

2018 Firefighter Orientation Sessions



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FIREFIGHTER TRAINEE 2018

(Application period ends Aug. 30, 2018)

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2018 Firefighter Orientation Sessions

If you are interested in learning what it takes to be a firefighter with the Colorado Springs Fire Department, please attend a free orientation session. The sessions are not mandatory in order to apply.

To reserve your spot, please sign up!

Orientation sessions will be held on:

  •    Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 9:30 a.m.—11:00 a.m. – Sign up (link is external)
  •    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m.
  •    Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 9:30 a.m.—11:00 a.m.
  •    Saturday May 19, 2018 from 9:30 a.m.—11:00 a.m.
  •    Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m.
  •    Monday, June 11, 2018 from 5:30 p .m.—7:00 p.m.
  •    Saturday June 30, 2018 from 9:30 a .m.—11:00 a.m.
  •    Friday, July 13, 2018 from 5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m.
  •    Saturday, July 28th, 2018 from 9:30 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

Recruitment Information

Message from CSFD Chief Ted Collas

Thank you for your interest in joining the noble and rewarding profession of firefighting.  The Colorado Springs Fire Department enjoys a reputation of providing outstanding service to our community. I applaud you for your interest in joining the public safety community. I have served as a member of the CSFD for over 30 years and I am excited about our future. – Chief Ted Collas

What you need to know to become a CSFD Firefighter:

  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
  • Fill out a Job Interest Card (link is external) to receive updates on the application and selection process
  • Attend an Orientation
  • Schedule a Ride Along
  • CSFD Diversity Statement

If you have any questions regarding the hiring process after reviewing this site, please email the CSFD Human Resources Division at [email protected]

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Application & Testing Process

The Colorado Springs Fire Department requires a valid FireTEAM score as a part of the minimum qualifications to apply for entry level firefighter, as well as any lateral entry positions. This FireTEAM test may only be taken through National Testing Network (NTN).  The Department will NOT accept scores from any other Departments or testing processes.

Interested individuals may apply and schedule to take the FireTEAM test at any time via the National Testing Network (NTN) website (link is external). The FireTEAM test involves high quality simulation tests in a standardized and fair testing environment. Upon completion of the examination, a candidate’s score is maintained by NTN per their policies and procedures.

Prior to completing the Colorado Springs Fire Department application, applicants must satisfy all testing requirements with the National Testing Network (NTN) before being considered for employment.

Veterans Preference:To be eligible for Veteran’s Preference Points, candidates must submit a member 4 copy of their DD214 and a completed Veteran’s Preference Form to the Colorado Springs Fire Department Human Resources office. If you are claiming ten (10) points please also submit a copy of your Veteran’s disability preference letter from the Department of Veteran’s Administration. All forms must be submitted to the Human Resources office by no later than August 31, 2018 11:59 p.m.

DD214’s, Veterans Preference Forms and Disability Preference letters are to be submitted here (link is external).

When submitting your forms please save them and submit them in the following format: last name_first name_form title. (Example: Smith_John_Veteran’s Preference Form).  Forms are successfully submitted once a file shows “uploaded”.

If you have questions, please contact the Colorado Springs Fire Department Human Resources office at 719-385-7244

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Selection Process Once the Colorado Springs Fire Department has determined there are vacancies to be filled, a timeline will be set for the selection process. Those notifications will be made through the NTN website and job announcements on this website.  Once the job posting has been closed, a banded employment list is developed. The higher a candidate scores, the higher the band placement.  Typically, the Department will only evaluate  candidates  in the first band. Candidates placing in the top band will be invited to complete the Colorado Springs Fire Department application and submit it with a resume and applicable certifications.

Candidates that are selected to interview will be notified after the application process. After interviews, candidates may be subjected to the background process which includes a polygraph, a thorough background investigation, a medical examination and a drug screen, and psychological testing and interview.

The Chiefs of the Department and CSFD Human Resources will make final selection of the candidates who will be offered employment and selected for enrollment in the Colorado Springs Fire Department Training Academy.

Process Timeline The Colorado Springs Fire Department is currently conducting our hiring process.  Requirements may be found on the corresponding pages.  Candidates may apply to take the exam by going to the  National Testing Network (NTN) website (link is external) and selecting the applicable posting.

We are currently in the process of building a list for an anticipated academy in February 2019 for Entry Level Firefighter and Entry Level Firefighter Paramedic. To be considered all candidates must successfully complete the following:

1.   Go to the National Testing Network website (link is external) and select the applicable posting. Once selected, candidates must schedule and complete a FireTEAM test through the National Testing Network by August 31st, 2018.

2.   Candidates must submit a valid Candidates Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) certificate to the department by no later than October 6, 2018 11:59 p.m. CPAT certificates are considered valid if the test was completed through an International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) or International Associations of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) accredited facility no more than 12 months prior to the October 6, 2018 deadline.

CPAT certificates are to be submitted here (link is external).

When submitting your forms please save them and submit them in the following format: last name_first name_form title. (Example: Smith_John_CPAT).  Forms are successfully submitted once a file shows “uploaded”.

3.   Candidates must submit a current National Registry EMT-B or a Colorado EMT – Basic certificate to the department by no later than October 6, 2018 11:59 p.m. Candidates testing on the Entry Level Firefighter Paramedic list should submit a National Registry EMT-P or a Colorado EMT – P certificate along with their valid CPR and ACLS certifications by the stated deadline. All certifications can be submitted to the link below.

National Registry and Colorado EMT certificates are to be submitted here (link is external).

When submitting your forms please save them and submit them in the following format: last name_first name_form title. (Example: Smith_John_EMT).  Forms are successfully submitted once a file shows “uploaded”.

We expect that a list will be requested from National Testing Network in early September with interviews occurring in the middle of October. Candidates that are selected for interview will be contacted via email.  If you have questions, please contact the Colorado Springs Fire Department Human Resources office at 719-385-7244.

smokinStill have questions? Email: [email protected]

Colorado Springs Fire Department

375 Printers Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO  80910

719-385-5950

Website
https://csfd.coloradosprings.gov/firejobs

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