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Employment & Volunteer Service 2018-04-03T09:50:20+00:00

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. Firefighters may also be assigned to work on various projects as assigned. For additional information please visit the Firefighter I and Firefighter II  job descriptions.

  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Completed LFRA/City of Loveland employment application prior to closing date
    • Accredited Colorado DFPC Firefighter I
    • Accredited Colorado DFPC Haz-Mat Operations 
    • Current Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) certificate
    • Colorado State EMT-B certification 
    • Current Healthcare Provider CPR certification
    • NIMS ICS 100/200/700/800
    • Valid driver’s license
  • Additional Certifications Required After Hire
    • NWCG S130/190 within three (3) months of hire date
    • Accredited Colorado DFPC Firefighter II within nine (9) months of hire date

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

There are no current openings. Please see the City of Loveland Web Site for future openings.

Loveland Fire Rescue Authority online firefighters work on a modified Kelly Schedule, also known as a 3-4 schedule. Example: A shift will work 24 hours, have 24 hours off, work 24 hours, have 24 hours off, work 24 hours and then have 96 hours (4 days) off. Example: Firefighter Schedule Calendar                   Each Shift A-B-C is represented by a different color.
  • Benefits:
    • Paid sick, vacation and holiday leave
    • Medical, dental and vision insurance available
    • Life insurance
    • Uniforms and equipment provided
    • Retirement plans – 401 and 457

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
  • Additional Certifications Required After Hire
    • Wildland Firefighter 2 (NWCG)- S130/S190, L180
    • NIMS ICS 100/200/700/800
    • Healthcare Provider CPR Certification

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. For additional information please read the Firefighter Volunteer- Structural & Wildland job description.

Wildland Firefighter

Responsible for performing wildland fire suppression operations and rescue and recovery under the direct supervision of a lieutenant or captain. For additional information please read the Firefighter Volunteer- Wildland job description.

No testing processes are scheduled at this time. Please check back or contact our recruiting team if you have any questions:

Loveland Fire Rescue Authority Recruiting Team
Phone: 970-962-2808
Email: LFRAcareers@LFRA.org

  • 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 the City of Loveland Job Site for details about the application process.

    • 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.