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 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:

There are 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 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.