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Lateral Firefighter / Aurora Fire Rescue (CO)

Posted on the 21 November 2016 by Firecareers

Aurora Fire Rescue (CO) is accepting apps for LATERAL FIREFIGHTER Until December 30, 2016. Salary $46,620. – $68,296. annually   For details about this career and over 3,500 other fire departments looking to hire firefighters Join today…  Fill out your PROFILE and get access to thousands of career firefighter recruitment’s across the Country.  FREE 7 Day Pass


 Aurora Fire Rescue (CO)

is accepting applications for:


Career Opportunities

The Lateral Firefighter application until Dec. 30. Click on the Job Postings button to apply, and see the FAQ link below.

If you have questions about our Entry Level Process, please contact Civil Service at 303.326.8931.

If you have questions about our Lateral Process, please click on the FAQ link below; if the FAQs don’t answer your questions, contact Kathleen Hancock at [email protected] or 303.326.8964.

INFORMATION CARD: If you are interested in receiving information on the upcoming application process, click here.

Follow this link for the Online Fire Application.

Frequently Asked LATERAL Questions: FAQs

Candidate’s Physical Ability Test

Aurora Fire Rescue has transitioned to the CPAT physical agility test. The CPAT certification card must be current prior to but within 12 months of the academy start date.*** Please note that Aurora Fire Rescue is not a current CPAT testing site.***

The videos below can help you prepare for the test, however, it is STRONGLY recommended that you participate in the prep course offered by the CPAT testing site.

Aurora Daily Click
Guide to the Candidate’s Physical Ability Test
Aurora News Weekly

A Candidate’s Guide to CPAT Success
Candidate prep photo

Candidate Fitness Prep Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I send you a résumé instead of completing the online application when applying for a police or fire job?

Can I turn in an application for employment with the police or fire department before the job is open?

Do I get paid while I am attending the Fire or Police Academy?

Do I have to live at the Academy while in training to be a firefighter or police officer?

Do I have to live in Aurora to apply for a police or fire job?

Do I need college credits to apply for a police or fire job?

Do I need to have an email address when applying for a police or fire job?

Do I need to have my EMT to apply for a position as a firefighter?

How can I apply to be a firefighter?

How can I get Explorer preference points?

How can I get Veteran preference points?

How is my Public Safety application processed?

How long is the Aurora Fire Academy?

How long will it take to hear from the Civil Service Commission if I have been accepted once my background is complete?

I have previous Firefighter/Police experience: do you hire lateral applicants?

I speak a second language: do I get preference points when I apply to be a firefighter or police officer?

Is there a maximum age limit for Public Safety applicants?

Is there a physical fitness test for Fire?

Is there a written test For Fire?

Once I am on the current prospective employment list, when will I be notified that I will be going on for further testing?

What are the minimum qualifications to become an Aurora Firefighter?

What documents will I need to provide to apply for Police and Fire jobs, and when will I need to provide them?

What is the Civil Service Fire entry level selection process?

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