Employment

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Staff


We have nearly 360 full-time firefighters who work out of 17 fire stations and nearly 60 staff members. 

Our firefighters work a 48/96 shift, which means they work two consecutive 24-hour shifts, followed by 96 hours (4 days) off. 

Our civilian employees work a traditional Monday through Friday daytime shift. 

Background check

 

All of our staff, civilian and firefighter, is required to pass an extensive criminal background and medical check before hiring. We also ask prospective employees to provide several personal and professional references. 

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Employment verification


Written requests can be faxed to human resources: (303) 539-9567

Verbal verification, call (303) 989-4307

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Benefits

West Metro employees can choose from several different medical and dental insurance plans, vision insurance, prescription coverage and flexible benefit plans. There is also a retirement health savings plan which helps employees afford medical costs when they retire.

RETIREMENT PLANS and LIFE INSURANCE

West Metro employees can choose from several retirement plans, including IRA's, 457 and 401a.
The district also offers life insurance and death and disability insurance.

VACATION, HOLIDAY and PERSONAL DAYS

West Metro employees have 10 holidays a year, plus generous vacation and personal time off.

WELLNESS and WORKOUT FACILITY

West Metro employees are encouraged to stay healthy and there are workout facilities available in the district and for reduced cost at some local health clubs.

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

West Metro also encourages employees to continue learning and offers education reimbursement benefits.