Firefighter Employment & Opportunities

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Poudre Fire Authority is accepting applications for firefighters in 2018 and 2019. We began accepting test scores through the National Testing Network on Oct. 1, 2018, and will continue through Jan. 31, 2019.  All dates are subject to change.


You can read the firefighter job description here. Please check our Employment FAQ if you have any specific questions. If you have any remaining questions that are not answered there, you can contact us or call our hiring info line at 970-416-2262. 

If you are local to Poudre Fire Authority both Front Range Community College in Fort Collins and Aims Community College in Windsor are offering the test on a variety of dates. Check dates and select what works best for you on the NTN test site. 

Poudre Fire Authority will send out a link for the PFA application to all applicants who are being invited to move forward in the process based on test scores. This will be sent via email in February 2019. 

The Poudre Fire Authority offers many job and career opportunities. The links below explain our jobs and hiring process. All information contained in this website is subject to change up to the beginning of the hiring process.

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Qualifications for Applying for Firefighter

Informational Meetings

Description of performance standards, responsibilities, work conditions, and physical demands.

Overview of the Fire Service Joint Labor Management Wellness/Fitness Initiative Candidate Physical Ability Test used by PFA to determine candidate's physical suitability.

The Poudre Fire Authority offers many career opportunities. Combine motivation, experience, study and successful

 testing, and you can hold a variety of positions during your career at PFA.

Employment FAQ
Find answers to some frequently asked questions about employment with PFA.

The Poudre Fire Authority offers individuals the ability to come to the fire station and "Ride-a-long" with a crew. Starting Oct. 1, 2018, no one who is  applying for the introductory firefighter position with PFA in 2018/2019 is eligible to ride with the exception of EMT students and current PFA volunteers. 

Please check this site often for upcoming employment information.

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