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Requirements and Process


The Westminster Fire Department has a mission to serve as the leader in fire and emergency medical services. We rely on our personnel to support this mission by maintaining our values at the core of every interaction and decision while on and off duty. Westminster Fire Department employees are steadfast, engaged, receptive, a visionary, and empathetic, and we are seeking qualified individuals to help us continue this mission.

The Westminster Fire Department offers a professional work environment with several opportunities to learn, develop, and advance. Individuals that have solid work ethic, a desire to serve their community, strong character, and the ability to operate well with a team are strongly encouraged to consider a career with Westminster Fire.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 18 years of age
  • Driver License and safe driving record
  • Ability to legally work in the United States

Desirable Qualifications:

  • EMT-B or Paramedic Certification

The complete job description can provide further information and details about the position.

The Westminster Fire Department anticipates opening applications in the summer of 2024. Applications can be found on the city website.

Pass the Job Specific Performance Assessment (JSPA) which is a standardized physical ability test. The JSPA assesses a candidate's ability to perform the physical tasks that will be required of a firefighter on the job. Click here for more information about the JSPA.

Upon successful completion of the JSPA, candidates may be scheduled for additional testing including an in-person interview with a panel made up of Fire Department and Human Resources personnel.

The top candidates from the interviews will need to complete a background packet and will undergo a thorough background investigation.

The top candidates from the interviews will be scheduled for a medical examination and a psychological test.

Candidates passing all portions of testing will be subject to a pre-employment drug screen. Upon hiring, new employees will be fingerprinted and criminal histories will be reviewed to meet CJIS guidelines. Employees that are found to have criminal backgrounds at this point may be released.

Candidates that successfully complete the process will be hired and will need to complete the North Area EMT class. Upon passing that course, the recruit will then participate in the North Area Fire Academy. All candidates (with or without EMT certification) will be required to complete the EMT class. Candidates that currently possess a Paramedic certification/license will not be required to attend the EMT course but should plan on obtaining their field internship during the EMT course timeframe. All recruits must successfully complete the North Area Fire Academy.