Employment & Volunteer Service

 

Paid Firefighter (full-time)

2024-2025 Firefighter Recruitment Announcement

Loveland Fire Rescue Authority (LFRA) is recruiting firefighters for the Fall 2024 Front Range Fire Consortium Academy (FRFC) and to create an eligibility list for the Spring 2025 FRFC Academy. Candidates will be invited to apply based on their NTN FireTEAM scores.

Please carefully read the minimum qualifications and submit your FireTEAM and Public Safety Self-Assessment (PSSA) Part 1 during the testing window: March 5, 2024 – May 6, 2024.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • NTN FireTEAM and Public Safety Self-Assessment (PSSA) Part 1 (by May 6, 2024)
  • Must possess at time of job application (by May 28, 2024):
    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Valid Driver’s license with a safe driving record
    • Current CPAT certificate
    • NIMS ICS 100/200/700/800
    • Current 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
  • Ability to successfully complete the Front Range Fire Consortium (FRFC) Academy and pass the Academy test within six (6) months of hire.

*Candidates invited to apply will be required 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

(LFRA reserves the right to alter any recruitment process without notice.)

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

Candidates are required to take the NTN FireTEAM test and the PSSA Part 1 through the National Testing Network (NTN) available through May 6, 2024. Visit the website for instructions on locating a testing center and to register for the test.

*FireTEAM and PSSA scores are valid for up to one year. If you took your test prior to LFRA opening the hiring process, please log in to your NTN Candidate account and add LFRA to permit us to view your scores for the FireTEAM test and PSSA Part 1 no later than May 6, 2024.

You can access PSSA Part 1 through your candidate account. NTN suggests completing this as soon as possible so there is not a delay in your process.

For specific NTN and/or test related questions, please contact NTN directly at: 855-821-3761 or see NTN’s frequently asked questions.  

Step 2: Current CPAT certificate

Candidates are required to have a valid CPAT at the time of job application. A copy of which will need to be included with the employment application should the candidate be invited to apply – deadline to apply if invited is May 28, 2024.

Resources for CPAT testing:

Step 3: Application

Based on the candidates’ FireTEAM test and PSSA Part 1 scores, LFRA will invite candidates to apply by May 13, 2024, end of business day. Applications, including copies of all required certifications, will be due no later than May 28, 2024.

Step 4: Interviews

Interviews will occur between June 11 – June 19, 2024.

Tentative Timeline**

Mar 5–May 6, 2024 NTN testing window is open. NTN FireTEAM and PSSA Part 1 due May 6
May 13-28, 2024 LFRA job application due May 28th
May 31-June 4, 2024 Self-Paced Video Interviews due June 4th
June 11-19, 2024 In-person interviews*
June 21, 2024 Offers extended and eligibility list created
July 8, 2024 Equipment sizing and physical assessment*
July 13, 2024 Frontline Mobile Health medical evaluation (must attend in Lakewood, CO)
August 12, 2024 Employment start date*
August 19, 2024 2024 FRFC Academy*

*Candidates must attend 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 by time of application:

  • 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.

2024 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.

FAQ – LFRA/Firefighter Hiring Process (click here)

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

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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.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming an LFRA volunteer, please provide your name and email address,. We will contact you with information about upcoming recruitment opportunities as they become available.

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.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming an LFRA volunteer, please provide your name and email address,. We will contact you with information about upcoming recruitment opportunities as they become available.

  • 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

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Lieutenant

Save the date! We will be accepting applications for the Lieutenant position between July 1 – July 26, 2024!

Job Details

LFRA will be recruiting for the operational shift Lieutenant position, working a 48/96 shift schedule later this year. The Lieutenant performs firefighting, rescue, EMS, hazardous materials, and other emergency duties and is responsible for the supervision, training, development, planning, and response readiness of all assigned personnel. This position is non-exempt and work is performed under the supervision of a Battalion Chief.

Salary Information for this position is $119,048 annually ($40.88/hour on the shift 48/96 schedule.) To view the full 2024 pay plan, click here.

Specifically, this position:

  • Coordinates the initial actions of resources on scene, taking command of the incident or passing command to superior officers as appropriate.
  • Plans, schedules, organizes, assigns and reviews the work of assigned staff.
  • Manages company planning activities that assure the completion of Company training, fire equipment inspection and maintenance, and public education programs.
  • Coordinates Fire Operation Division programs within the first-in district such as area familiarization, public relations, map/hydrant updates, community relations with businesses operating in the first-in district, target inspections and pre-fire planning.
  • Is responsible for the general efficiency, conduct, effective performance and safety of all assigned personnel, as well as a professional and safe work environment; ensures all personnel conduct themselves in a manner consistent with policies and recognized standards.

The Lieutenant must have:

  • The ability to provide incident command, strategic and tactical considerations essential to the safe and effective deployment of fire companies at the scene of aircraft, structure, wildland, hazardous material, transportation, extrication/rescue, and disaster incidents or operations.
  • The ability to provide supervisory leadership to crew, as well as management and motivational skills essential to the effective and efficient development and utilization of human resources.

Education:

Associates in the Fire Protection discipline or related field preferred.

Experience:

Five (5) years of continuous career firefighter service; including two (2) years of current and continuous service as a full time paid Engineer/Driver Operator (or higher)

License/Certifications

Required: (copies of all required certifications must be attached to this application in order to be considered)

  • Valid Driver’s license with a safe driving record
  • IFSAC/Pro Board Hazardous Materials Operations level certification*
  • IFSAC/Pro Board Fire Instructor I*
  • IFSAC/Pro Board Fire Officer I*
  • Hazardous Zone Management Blue Card certification
  • Current State of Colorado EMT-B; OR current NREMT AND State of Colorado EMT-B by end of Lieutenant Academy
  • Current Healthcare Provider CPR certification
  • NWCG S131, L180, S215, S290
  • NIMS ICS 100/200/700/800
  • Ice Rescue Technician certification within 12 months of hire date
  • Completion of an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (VFIS or equivalent) within 12 months of hire date

*Colorado, DFPC, IFSAC/Pro Board accredited certification within 3 years of hire date

Preferred

  • L-280
  • S-230 and 231 (ENGB) and ICT-5
  • G-191 (EOC/ICS interface)
  • Fire Officer (FO) Designation

To view the complete job description, click here: Lieutenant.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment driving record and criminal background check, Frontline Mobile Health medical evaluation, and drug screen.

LFRA participates in E-Verify. In accordance with E-Verify requirements, upon your date of hire LFRA will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. E-Verify Notice of Participation. Learn more about your right to work. Visit E-Verify.gov for more information.

Veteran’s Preference

LFRA applies a veterans’ preference to all hiring decisions.  In accordance with C.R.S. 8-1-153, former military personnel or their surviving spouse must be verified as a “veteran”, by providing their or the service member’s DD214.  The veterans’ preference does not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by LFRA.

At LFRA we recognize the importance of providing a comprehensive benefit program to help you and your eligible family members maintain your health and well-being.  LFRA offers the following benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Retirement Plans: 401(a) with employer match and voluntary 457
  • Basic Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Paid time off including vacation, medical, holidays
  • Staff Psychologist & peer support team

To view information on LFRA’s benefits refer to our 2024 Employee Benefits Guide.

(LFRA reserves the right to alter any recruitment process without notice)

July 1 – July 26, 2024 Application Period
Aug. 1 and/or Aug. 2, 2024 Candidate Orientation (virtual)
Week of August 12, 2024 Assessment Center
August 27 or 29, 2024 Executive Staff Interviews (if invited)

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:

LFRA is now recruiting Seasonal Wildland Firefighters! Applications will be accepted through 12 noon MST on Friday, April 26, 2024. Click here to review the full job posting and to access the application.

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

E-Verify Notice of Participation. Learn more about your right to work. Visit E-Verify.gov for more information.

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.