Employment & Volunteer Service

 

Sworn Firefighter

Under supervision, Firefighters respond to alarms with their assigned company to assist in the protection of life and property in various emergencies such as fires, technical rescues, first aid and treatment, hazardous material releases and disaster operations. 

At time of application, you must possess the following:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • NTN FireTEAM and Work Attitude Questionnaire (WAQ) (by application deadline)
  • Current CPAT certificate (by application deadline)
  • Proof of EMT-B course completion or documentation of current EMT-B course enrollment
  • CPR-Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Provider or equivalent   
  • Completed job application
  • NIMS ICS 100/200/700/800 within in nine (9) months of hire date
  • Colorado, DPHE, EMT-Basic within three (3) months of hire date
  • Colorado, DFPC, IFSAC Firefighter II or higher within nine (9) months of hire date
  • Colorado, DFPC, IFSAC Hazardous Materials Operations or higher within nine (9) months of hire date
  • Basic Wildland Firefighter – S130/190, L180 within nine (9) months of hire date
  • Ice Rescue Technician within nine (9) months of hire date
  • VFIS or equivalent 16 hour emergent driving course within nine (9) months of hire date
  • In addition to the above, to start at FF Level II, candidates must have IFSAC or Pro Board FFII and IFSAC or Pro Board Driver Operator Pumper

Please visit the “Career Resources” section, below, for information on how to obtain these qualifications.

Friday 9/6/2019 –  Friday 10/25/2019 No longer accepting applications.
Friday 10/25/2019  CPAT & NTN must be complete by application deadline
Wednesday 11/6/2019 – Thursday 11/7/2019 Panel interviews (invitations extended FR 11/1)
Thursday 11/14/2019 – Friday 11/15/2019 Chiefs interviews** (invitations extended FR 11/8)
Monday 11/25/2019 OFFERS EXTENDED
Monday 12/16/2019 Gear & uniform fitting **
Monday 2/17/2020 Employment start date/Orientation**
Monday 2/24/2020 FRFC Academy Day 1

** must be in-person – Loveland, CO

Firefighters will work a 48/96 shift schedule.

  • Pay:
    • The salary range for this position is $46,400-$67,400 (FF Level I); $52,000-$78,000 (FFII) with a hiring range of: (depending on qualifications and experience)
      • FF Level I $50,000-$52,500 
      • FF Level II $52,000-$58,500
    • Click here for LFRA’s full pay plan
  • Benefits:
    • Paid sick, vacation and holiday leave
    • Medical, dental and vision insurance available
    • Life insurance
    • Uniforms and equipment provided
    • Retirement plans – 401 and 457
    • Tuition reimbursement program

If you have additional questions, LFRA’s Recruiting Team can help:
970-962-2808
Email: LFRAcareers@LFRA.org

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Volunteer Firefighter

The Canyon Battalion of Loveland Fire Rescue Authority once operated as the Big Thompson Canyon Volunteer Fire Department. This Battalion is 100% staffed by volunteers. They provide fire and emergency services to the residents of the Big Thompson Canyon, and the Cedar Park area. They have two fire stations: Station 8 is on Highway 34 at 1461 Big Thompson Road, Drake, CO and Station 9 is at the top of Storm Mountain at 100 Palisade Mountain Drive, Drake, CO. The firefighters of the Canyon Battalion are fully certified as required by the International Fire Safety Training Association. Please visit the Canyon Battalion’s page for further information.

  • Minimum Qualifications – Structure Fire and/or Wildland Firefighter
    • 18 Years of age or older
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • High School Diploma or Equivalent education
    • A completed LFRA/City of Loveland employment application is required prior to the closing date
    • Current CPAT certificate (no later than July 26, 2019)
  • Additional Certifications Required After Hire
    • Wildland Firefighter 2 (NWCG)- S130/S190, L180
    • Firefighter 1 preferred (must obtain Colorado FF1 within 12 months)
    • NIMS ICS 100/200/700/800
    • CPR Certification
    • Colorado EMT-Basic preferred
    • Hazardous Materials Operations-level certification (must obtain HM-FRO within 12 months)

Structural Firefighter

Under supervision, Firefighters respond to alarms to assist in the protection of life and property in various emergencies such as fires, technical rescues, first aid and treatment, hazardous material releases and disaster operations. Firefighters may also be assigned to work on various projects as assigned. 

Wildland Firefighter

Responsible for performing wildland fire suppression operations and rescue and recovery under the direct supervision of a lieutenant or captain. 

Please check back. Not accepting applications at this time.

  • Attend Fire Academy, beginning August 15th 
  • Attend mandatory trainings and meetings.     
  • Attend department Special Events.
  • Respond to no less than 25% of total calls.
  • Participate in continual professional development with internal and external training opportunities.

If you have additional questions, LFRA’s Recruiting Team can help:
970-962-2808
Email: LFRAcareers@LFRA.org

Civilian Opportunities

Loveland Fire Rescue Authority has a variety of civilian positions within Administration, Emergency Management, and the Community Safety Division. All of our civilian positions are key components in making LFRA run smoothly. Please click on the links below to view our current job openings:

Please check back – there are no non-sworn positions open at this time.

    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Employee health clinic
    • 401 retirement plan – up to 9% LFRA contribution
      • 0-7 years of service: 3% employee, 5% LFRA
      • 8-10 years of service: 3% employee, 6% LFRA
      • 11-15 years of service: 3% employee, 7% LFRA
      • 16-20 years of service: 3% employee, 8% LFRA
      • 21+ years of service: 3% employee, 9% LFRA
    • 457 retirement plan (voluntary) – up to IRS limits
    • Vacation, medical, and holiday leave
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Peer Support Team
    • Short-term and Long-term Disability plans
    • Life insurance – 1.5 times annual salary up to $450,000
    • Supplemental Life insurance (voluntary)
    • Tuition Assistance

If you have additional questions, LFRA’s Recruiting Team can help:
970-962-2808
Email: LFRAcareers@LFRA.org

LFRA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender variance, marital status, genetic information, military status, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation.  We encourage, value and respect diversity.