Job Postings

Developing Firefighter application NOW open Tuesday October, 1, 2019 -  Friday January 31, 2020 at 5pm. Scroll down to apply. 

2020 Hiring Brochure

  • Application Open: Oct. 1, 2019 - Jan. 31, 2020 with $50 application fee *$50 covers application, written exam and one 2020 PAT. PAT's taken in 2019 are additional $20.

After successful payment of the $50 application fee, click on the link in red to get to Developing Firefighter application (see picture below) DO NOT pay fee twice! If you get logged out, contact Katie Holter at

2020 FF Application Payment Page

  • Written Exam: Saturday February 29, 2020 
  • 2019 Physical Ability Test: Fall dates below. 
  •  2020 Physical Ability Test: Out-of-State applicants ONLY: Sat. Feb.29. All other applicationsMarch 1, 2, 3, 4 (this PAT included with application fee.
  • 2020 Physical Ability Test (weather make-up dates): March 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
  • 2020 Physical Ability Test (Second Try/ Last Chance): March 14 & 15 (additional $20 fee)
  • Oral Boards: March/April 2020
  • 2020 Academy: Tentatively set for Aug. 2020

Fall 2019 Orientation/Testing PAT Schedule:

On PAT days, West Metro staff will be at the Training Center (3535 S Kipling St Lakewood, CO 80235) starting at 7am to walk individuals through the course and explain how it goes. Below are the Fall 2019 dates and times. Click on the hyperlink below the dates and it will take you to our Sign Up Genius page.  

IMPORTANT! In order to test, you must have our PAT waiver signed by your primary care physician, you must sign our liability waiver , pay $20 with cash or check and present a photo ID before you test.   

Physicians Release Waiver

Release of Liability Waiver

Description of PAT (see video above)

Click link below for: Tuesday November 12, 2019 8am - 11:15am PAT

Click here for instructions to sign yourself up to receive notifications when we post jobs.

West Metro Fire Rescue maintains a drug-free workplace and requires its members to refrain from usage or possession of illegal substances at all times. Illegal substances are defined as any drug or chemical which is not legally obtainable or which is legally obtainable but has not been legally obtained.  The term includes prescription drugs not being used for prescribed purposes, and includes all controlled substances as defined by the Colorado Controlled Substances Act.  This policy also applies to marijuana and products containing THC.

Click here for WMFR Personal Appearance Standards 

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to our Human Resources Department at or call 303-989-4307.

Study Guide for Written Test

Developing Firefighter applicants please click on the following link to purchase study guide materials for the written exam on Saturday February 29, 2020. These materials will be available 10/30/2019 – 2/28/2020
Video below is a detailed step-by-step process of our Physical Ability Test. 

What it's like to work at West Metro Fire Rescue

As of August 3, 2017, West Metro Fire Rescue launched a new online application portal that will require you to set up a new account even if you've applied with us before.

Equal Opportunity Statement 

West Metro Fire Rescue is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, West Metro Fire Rescue will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with eligible disabilities (unless the disability precludes performance of the essential functions of the position).

West Metro Fire Rescue is a drug free workplace.

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