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Become a Westminster Firefighter

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The Westminster Fire Department offers a professional work environment with several opportunities to learn, develop, and advance. Westminster Fire is a full-service, municipal fire department and offers a host of career opportunities which include working in fire line operations, emergency medical services, construction plan reviews and permitting, fire safety inspections, public education, emergency management, and fire safety training. We also offer opportunities for a wide range of fire special teams including wildland firefighting, hazmat operations, dive rescue and more. 

Individuals who have a solid work ethic, a desire to serve their community, strong character, and the ability to operate well within a team are strongly encouraged to consider a career with Westminster Fire. The firefighter position consists of skilled firefighting work in combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires, as well as providing emergency medical services. The firefighter position involves protection of life and property through firefighting and rescue activities and is performed under and evaluated by a company officer. The firefighter position is a commissioned, safety sensitive position.


Fitness & JSPA Prep Program

The Westminster Fire Department will be opening the application process for entry level firefighters on August 5, 2024, with an anticipated start date of January 6, 2025. If you are interested in joining our team, we invite you to participate in our fitness and physical test preparation program!

Being a firefighter demands exceptional strength and endurance. To help our prospective candidates succeed, we have developed a comprehensive program tailored to prepare you for our Job Specific Performance Assessment (JSPA), a mandatory step before hiring. This program will equip you with the necessary skills to meet the rigorous physical challenges you will face at the fire academy. This program is not a required step of the hiring process and is only intended to guide you towards success regarding the physical demands of the fire academy and the job itself.

Sessions will be held on Wednesdays and Saturdays (see dates, below). Wednesday sessions will be general fitness preparation with Saturdays being JSPA practice sessions. Participants are encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible.

You must register for this fitness program. Registrations must be received by Wednesday, July 24th. CLICK HERE to register and for additional details regarding location.

You may find additional information about the JSPA here, under the 'Preparing for Fitness Testing' page of our website.

If you have any questions, please email: fire@westminsterco.gov.

  • Wednesday, July 31st - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 7th - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 10th - 8:30am - 10:30am
  • Wednesday, August 14th - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 17th - 8:30am - 10:30am
  • Wednesday, August 21st - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 24th - 8:30am - 10:30am