WMFR Academy


About the West Metro Fire Rescue Protection District

West Metro Fire Rescue is a full service, all hazard fire and rescue agency, headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado. We cover more than 108 square miles in two Colorado counties and serve nearly 300,000 residents, with crews at 17 fire stations.  "Whatever it takes to serve" is our guiding principle and what motivates our firefighters and our entire staff each and every day.


West Metro Fire Rescue Academy WMFR

With Much Gratitude We Would Like To Thank The Following Facilities For Hosting our Graduations...

  • 2019-01: Dakota Ridge High School
  • 2018-02: Faith Bible Church
  • 2018-01: D'Eveyln Jr/Sr High School
  • 2018-01 & 02: West Metro Fire Training & Event Center
  • 16-01: Bear Creek High School

West Metro Fire Rescue (WMFR) Academy
is held on an as needed basis. Please see our Firefighter Hiring page for details on our hiring process.

The West Metro Academy will provide you with every opportunity to succeed. The education, experience and training you will receive in the academy will lay a solid foundation for your career as a firefighter at West Metro. However, the ultimate responsibility of taking advantage of this opportunity is yours. Your goal of achieving the rank of Developing Firefighter with West Metro is entirely dependent on YOU.

To best prepare you for a career in the fire service, the academy has an extensive curriculum that includes:

  • A rigorous physical fitness program.
  • Extensive education.
  • Broad-based hands-on experience and drilling.
  • Reality based firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical scenarios.

The expectation of the West Metro Fire Protection District is that you master all aspects of the curriculum prior to your completion of the academy. You will be asked to perform skills competently, confidently and consistently throughout the academy. The public that we serve expects nothing less than your best, and it is incumbent on each one of you to maintain the focus needed to achieve the standards expected of you.

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