Employment & Volunteer Service

 

Paid Firefighter (full-time)

2022-23 Firefighter Recruitment Process

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

License/Certification Requirements*

  • Valid driver’s license with a safe driving record
  • Current Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) certificate
  • NIMS ICS 100/200/700/800
  • CPR-Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Provider or equivalent
  • Current State of Colorado EMT-B; OR current NREMT and State of Colorado EMT-B within 3 months of hire date
  • Valid NTN FireTEAM test scores including the Public Safety Self Assessment (PSSA) Part 1
  • Ability to successfully complete the Front Range Fire Consortium Academy and pass the Academy test

*Candidates who are invited to apply will be asked to attach copies of their certifications to their application in order to proceed in the process.

To review the complete Firefighter job description, please click here.

Application Process

Step 1: NTN FireTEAM Test and Public Safety Self Assessment (PSSA)

Candidates are required to take the NTN FireTEAM test and the PSSA Part 1 through the National Testing Network (NTN). The NTN testing window for LFRA closed on April 30, 2022.

Step 2: CPAT

Candidates are required to have a valid CPAT certificate.

Resources for CPAT testing:

Step 3: Application 

Based on the candidates’ FireTEAM test and PSSA Part 1 scores, LFRA will invite candidates to complete a department application due by May 20, 2022.

Step 4: Interviews 

Interviews will occur between May 30 – June 10, 2022. Invited candidates must attend in person.

Tentative Timeline** 

February 24 – April 30, 2022 FireTEAM Test/PSSA Part 1 is open
April 30, 2022 FireTEAM test/PSSA Part 1 deadline
May 6 – May 20, 2022 LFRA will invite eligible candidates to complete a job application based on FireTEAM test and PSSA Part 1 scores
May 20, 2022 LFRA job application deadline
May 30 – June 10, 2022 Interviews*
By June 13, 2022 Offers of employment extended
June 27, 2022 Equipment sizing and physical assessment*
August 8, 2022 Employment Start Date*
August 22, 2022 FRFC Academy* (16-week Academy)

*must be in-person – Loveland, CO

**LFRA reserves the right to alter any recruitment process without notice

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.

To be considered, you must possess (or be able to obtain) the following:

  • Completed job application (invited applicants only)
  • NTN FireTEAM and Public Safety Self-Assessment (PSSA) Part 1
  • Valid Driver’s license with a safe driving record
  • Current CPAT certificate (upon time of application)
  • CPR-Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Provider or equivalent
  • Current State of Colorado EMT-B; OR current NREMT and State of Colorado EMT-B within 3 months of hire date
  • NIMS ICS 100/200/700/800
  • Ability to successfully complete the Front Range Fire Consortium Academy and pass the Academy test

Please see full list of requirements and qualifications on the Firefighter Job Description.

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

Firefighters work a 48/96 shift schedule.

2022 LFRA Pay Plan

At LFRA, we recognize the importance of providing a comprehensive benefits program in an effort to help you and your family members maintain your health and well-being.

  • Retirement: Defined contribution plan through MissionSquare and optional 457 plan
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance: Up to 1.5 times annual salary
    • Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance for employees and eligible dependents
  • Medical Insurance: Three (3) medical options available through Colorado Employers Benefits Trust (CEBT)/United Healthcare
  • Dental Insurance: Dental plan available through CEBT/Delta Dental of Colorado
  • Vision Insurance: Vision plan available through CEBT/VSP
  • Mental Well-Being: Staff Psychologist, Peer Support Team & Employee Assistance Programs
  • Leave Programs: Vacation, medical, holiday, bereavement, and more
  • Disability Leave: Short- and Long-term disability plans
  • Other Benefits: Flexible spending plans, tuition reimbursement, travel assistance, Chilson Recreation Center discount

For more detailed information, please visit our Employee Resources page.

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

Volunteer Firefighter

The Volunteer Firefighters of Loveland Fire Rescue Authority (LFRA) provide fire and emergency services to the residents of the Big Thompson Canyon, and the Cedar Park area. LFRA has two fire stations in that area: 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. For more information about becoming a Volunteer Firefighter with LFRA, please see below.

The history of the Big Thompson Canyon Volunteer Fire Department can be found here.

Wildland/EMS Firefighter

  • Minimum Qualifications
    • 18 Years of age or older
    • Valid Driver’s License with a safe driving record
    • High School Diploma or Equivalent education
    • A completed LFRA volunteer application
    • Must live in-district: click here to review the map
  • Additional Certifications Required After Hire
    • S-130/190, L-180 within 90 days of appointment
    • NIMS ICS 100/200/700/800 within 90 days of appointment
    • Current Healthcare Provider CPR Certification within 12 months of appointment
    • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Certification within 12 months of appointment
    • Successful completion of a VFIS Emergent Drivers Training course

Click here to review the complete job description.

Responsible for performing wildland fire suppression operations and rescue and recovery under the direct supervision of the Company Officer, Group or Division Supervisor, or Incident Commander.

Not accepting applications at this time. Please check back later!

  • Attend trainings and/or meetings.
  • Attend and represent the department at Special Events.
  • Meet in-district volunteer requirements:
    • 18 hours of department business every 6 months
  • 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:

No openings at this time. Please check back later!

At LFRA, we recognize the importance of providing a comprehensive benefits program in an effort to help you and your family members maintain your health and well-being.

  • Retirement: Defined contribution plan through MissionSquare and optional 457 plan
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance: Up to 1.5 times annual salary
    • Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance for employees and eligible dependents
  • Medical Insurance: Three (3) medical options available through Colorado Employers Benefits Trust (CEBT)/United Healthcare
  • Dental Insurance: Dental plan available through CEBT/Delta Dental of Colorado
  • Vision Insurance: Vision plan available through CEBT/VSP
  • Mental Well-Being: Staff Psychologist, Peer Support Team & Employee Assistance Programs
  • Leave Programs: Vacation, medical, holiday, bereavement, and more
  • Disability Leave: Short- and Long-term disability plans
  • Other Benefits: Flexible spending plans, tuition reimbursement, travel assistance, Chilson Recreation Center discount

For more detailed information, please visit our Employee Resources page.

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.