Employment & Volunteer Service

 

Paid Firefighter (full-time)

Click here to apply for our eligibility list by May 31, 2021.

If LFRA has a vacancy needing to be filled for the fall FRFC academy, the below timeline will be followed:

  • June 7 – June 16, 2021: Panel & Chiefs Interviews
  • June 28, 2021: Equipment sizing and physical assessment*
  • August 9, 2021: Employment start date*
  • August 23, 2021: FRFC Academy begins*

*must be in-person – Loveland, CO

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
  • NTN FireTEAM and Public Safety Self-Assessment (PSSA) Part 1 (by application deadline)
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Current CPAT certificate (upon time of application)
  • CPR-Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Provider or equivalent
  • Current NREMT Certificate (by date of hire)
  • 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 I Job Description or the Firefighter II Job Description

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

Firefighters work a 48/96 shift schedule.

Salary Information

  • FF Level I           $57,657 annually/$19.80 hourly
  • FF Level II          $67,558 annually/$23.20 hourly

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 ICMA-RC 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: Four (4) 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 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 
  • 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
  • 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.

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 ICMA-RC 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: Four (4) 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.