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Title: West Metro Fire Rescue

West Metro Fire Rescue
  • By Briana Berzins
  • Chris Martinez

Type of work
  • Public Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Community Education
  • Going to schools to teach children about fire
  • Public Service Work
  • Building Inspections
  • Restaurant, Residential
  • Personal Development
  • Station and Apparatus Maintenance
  • Taking care of the trucks

Company Mission
  • The members of the district are committed to
    providing professional Fire Protection, Emergency
    Medical Services, Life Safety, and Community
    Service with a vision that shapes the future.
  • Doing the Right thing at the right time for the
    right reasons.

  • Any potential Firefighter must complete the
  • Written Exam
  • Physical Ability Test (PAT)
  • PAT Re-Test
  • Oral Boards
  • Score

Written Exam
  • Testing will be held at the West Metro Fire
    Training Center, located at 3535 South Kipling in
    Lakewood, Colorado 80235.
  • All individuals that have completed a successful
    application will be notified of there Written
    Exam test time via email.
  • A VALID PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED.  Be sure to bring
    this to the Exam. 
  •  There are no refunds.
  • Completed tests will be scored and the applicants
    will be notified of their score on site.

Physical Ability Test (PAT)
  • All Reservations are confirmed via email. NO
  • All Applicants have a Transaction ID.
  • You will NOT be able to continue in the testing
    process without the following completed Releases
    and a Valid Photo ID
  • You will need to bring this Release of Liability
    form to the PAT (please put your Transaction  on
    your Release form).
  • You will need to have the Physicians Release form
    completed by your physician to be able to
    participate in the PAT
  • Bring a Valid Photo ID.

Oral Boards
  • The oral boards are a structured oral
    interview. Members of the Oral Board panel are
    trained by a commercial testing company. 
  • Oral Boards are generally held in August, for 1
    to 2 weeks, with the potential of using weekend
  • It is recommended that applicants dress in
    business casual or business attire
  • Applicants will be invited by email
  • Applicants will be assigned a time and date for
    their interview.
  • Late or No-Shows will be disqualified from the

Hiring Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. citizen 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED equivalency
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write the
    English language
  • State of Colorado EMT-Basic Certification 30 days
    prior to date of hire
  • Valid CPR Certification 
  • Must have a valid drivers license
  • Must have Colorado drivers license within 45
    days of date of hire
  • Weight must be in proportion to height
  • Must be insurable by the Districts insurance
    carrier at normal rate of insurance 

Hiring Requirements (cont.)
  • Far visual acuity at least 20 / 30 binocular
    corrected with contact lenses or glasses
    uncorrected shall be at least 20 / 100 binocular
    for wearers of hard contacts or glasses.)
    Successful long-term wearers of soft contact
    lens shall not be subject to the uncorrected
  • Peripheral vision / visual field performance
    without correction shall be 140 degrees in the
    horizontal meridian of each eye 
  • Veteran discharge record, DD214 Form, if
  • Copy of vaccination records MMR, Tetanus (TDap),
    Varicella (chicken pox), and Hepatitis B series 
  • Must be a non-smoker and non-tobacco user at date
    of hire and thereafter 

Shifts and Staffing
  • West Metro Firefighters work a 48/96 hour shift.
    Fire fighters work two consecutive 24 hours
    shifts, followed by 96 hours off. 
  • The 48/96 Schedule has recently gained support
    among fire departments across the United States
    because of the many benefits it provides its
    members. West Metro adopted the schedule in 2007
    following a lengthy 2006 study of the pros and
    cons it might provide the District. West Metros
    experience with the 48/96 includes cost savings
    on staffing reduced sick leave and improved
    employee morale.

  • Firefighter Pay ScaleAs of December 1, 2010, the
    annual starting salary range at West Metro Fire
    Rescue is from 43,398 to 66,766.Firefighter /
    Paramedic - 72,766
  • Longevity PayAn additional 2  of the hourly
    rate will be added to the base pay of each
    employee starting at the beginning of their fifth
    (5th), Tenth (10th), fifteenth (15th), twentieth
    (20), twenty-fourth (24th) years, and 
    twenty-ninth (29th) years of full-time
    employment. There is a maximum amount of
    compensation from longevity which is outlined in
    the Union Contract.

High School
  • West Metro Fire Rescue offers four presentations
    for middle and high school students. These
    programs can be scheduled by completing
    the Request a Middle or High School Program
  • Current programs include
  • Math in the Fire Service
  • Kitchen Safety Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Forensics/ Arson Investigation
  • Fire Fighting as a Career
  • All programs are hands-on classroom presentations
    conducted by a West Metro Firefighter. The
    presentation will be tailored to your classroom
    period length. There is no cost for the program.

More Information
  • http//westmetrofire.org/
  • personnel_at_westmetrofire.org
  • West Metro Fire Rescue433 S. Allison
    Pkwy.Lakewood, CO 80226Ph (303) 989-4307

  • West Metro Fire Protection District, CO." West
    Metro Fire Protection District, CO. Web. 27 Apr.
    2012. lthttp//westmetrofire.org/gt.
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