The Lafayette Fire Department is not currently recruiting.   

The Lafayette Fire Department is an all-hazards organization, including structural and wildland firefighting, Advanced Life Support EMS and transport, hazardous materials, and technical rescue response. A firefighter works under the direction of a Lieutenant on a 48/96 shift schedule. 

Basic Qualifications

A candidate will possess outstanding customer service and communication skills and an ability to work with diverse populations.

  • At least 21 years of age
  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Colorado State or NREMT Paramedic or EMT Certification 
  • Current CPR Certification
  • Safe driving record
  • Valid CO driver's license or ability to obtain

Preferred Qualifications

  • Firefighter Certifications 
  • Current ACLS (for Paramedics)
  • Hazardous Materials Certification 
  • Wild-land Red Card Certification
  • NIMS I-100, I-200, I-700
  • Driver / Utility Certification

Salary & Academy Details

Academy LengthStarting SalarySalary 01/01/2024
Lateral Fire Paramedic Grade 36-Week$85,157$97,100
Lateral Fire Paramedic Grade 26-Week$93,365$106,703
Lateral Fire EMT Grade 36-Week$73,933$86,502
Lateral Fire EMT Grade 26-Week$83,175$96, 113
Entry-level  FF10-16 Week$64,691
Entry-level FM10-16 Week$75,923

*Grade determined at the time of job offer depending on experience and qualifications. 

Hiring Process

  • Apply online at the City's website when actively hiring.
  • Attach all of the required certifications.
  • Be thorough in your application regarding your fire service and/or EMS experience. 

Application Review

  • Applications will be screened against the criteria provided. 
  • Top candidates are invited to a first round of virtual interviews.
  • Passing candidates are invited to a full-day in-person interview and a skills assessment. 
  • Contact with any questions.