Recruitment

  

ARE YOU A COMMITTED, HARD-WORKING TEAM PLAYER

WHO VALUES SERVICE ABOVE SELF?

 

THE FALCON FIRE DEPARTMENT IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING

APPLICATIONS FOR RESERVE (VOLUNTEER) FIREFIGHTERS

TO SERVE THE FALCON COMMUNITY. 

 

WHO WE ARE

Falcon Fire Department was founded in 1975 by volunteers wanting to provide firefighting services to their community. Today, Falcon F.D. is primarily staffed by career (paid) full- and part-time firefighter/EMTs but still relies on volunteers to increase daily staffing levels and to provide a core group of experienced firefighters that the District will use for future career opportunities.

Falcon Fire Department responds to about 2,000 calls annually within 113 square miles of unincorporated El Paso County. It serves more than 30,000 residents and protects more than 15,500 structures with a 2014 market value of $3.1 billion.

Like most fire departments, Falcon Fire Department is truly an all-hazards response agency. In addition to firefighting, our personnel respond to emergency medical calls, traffic and aircraft accidents, ice and water rescues, hazardous materials incidents, and more.

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Falcon Fire Department is looking for individuals who are willing to work hard, want to learn new skills, and reflect the department’s core values of Pride, Respect, and Community.

Applicants for reserve (volunteer) firefighter positions must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Have a clean criminal record

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Reserve firefighter applicants will undergo a background check and participate in an interview as part of the selection process. Those who are selected will complete a recruit training academy. The exact training schedule for this academy will be announced, but it will likely include at least one evening per week and all day every Saturday for 12-16 weeks.

Reserve firefighter recruits must pass all quizzes, tests, and practical skills exams, as well as certification tests for Firefighter I, Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Awareness, HazMat Operations, S-130/190 Basic Wildland Firefighting, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200, 700, and 800 courses. In addition, recruits are expected to pass the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) by the end of the recruit academy.

Upon successful completion of the academy and certification tests, reserve firefighter recruits will be provided and expected to complete the following within two years: Job Performance Requirement (JPR) workbooks for Firefighter I and Firefighter II; Driver Operator certification; Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) certification; and a Reservist Task Book.

Reservists are expected to complete a minimum of three 12-hour shifts per month. The District provides a stipend to reservists for up to ten 12-hour shifts per month.

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

Click here for an application:  Application for Membership (Reservist)

Applications may be dropped off at Falcon Fire Department Headquarters/Station 3, 7030 Old Meridian Road (at the intersection of Old Meridian Road and US Highway 24).

The Falcon Fire Department also hires paid Firefighter-EMTs on an as needed basis. Many of our career staff are hired from the reserve (volunteer) ranks. We will post employment notices here as well as through social media (Facebook and Twitter). Application for Career Firefighter-EMT Position.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION 

If you are interested in obtaining your Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) License, contact Pikes Peak Community College.

  

Falcon Fire Recruitment Video 2010 from Falcon Fire Department on Vimeo.