Thank you for taking the time to consider joining our team.

Pre-Application Requirements

  • All applicants must hold a state of Colorado EMT or greater certification by the application deadline. A copy of this certification must be submitted with your application.
  • All applicants must hold a current CPR for professional providers certification by the application deadline. A copy of this certification must be submitted with your application.


  • Please take the time to make sure that your application is complete. Include copies of all of your current and relevant certifications as well as a copy of your driver’s license. Please complete all of the questions in the application packet legibly. If you have any questions regarding your application, feel free to email them to Zach Valentiner at Any application that is considered incomplete at the closing of the application period will be dismissed and the applicant will not be allowed to continue in the hiring process.


  • All civilian ride-along opportunities will be suspended as of the opening date for the application period and remain closed until the hiring process is complete.
  • All applicants will be required to complete one scheduled ride-along during the “ride-along period” as part of the hiring process. This scheduled ride-along will be scored by the on duty crew. Scored areas of the ride-along include but are not limited to: Participation in daily activities, coming to the ride-along properly dressed and overall recommendation for hire. The final scores for the ride-along will be kept for final review and ranking at the end of the hiring process.
  • If you are interested in a doing a civilian ride-along before you apply you may do so as well. This is a great way to see if firefighting is the right line of work for you and if Boulder Rural is the right department for you to be a part of. To do a ride-along prior to applying, please contact Zach Valentiner by email at

Active Volunteer Member Requirements

  • Boulder Rural Fire Rescue requires all paid and volunteer members to meet certain expectations while active with the department. This is to keep everyone on the department trained to the highest possible standard so that our customers can receive the best care possible when they dial 9-1-1.
  • Minimum of 4 12-hour shifts per month. More than 4 is allowed and encouraged, and shifts may be consecutive or split up. Although not required, day shifts are also encouraged as this allows for more training hours and members are able to gain more experience from a higher call load during daylight hours.
  • Minimum 8 hours of EMS and Fire/Rescue training per month
  • Must be able to pass the Physical Agility Test every six months
  • Must be able to maintain NWCG Red Card and pass the arduous pack test once a year
  • Must Maintain Colorado EMT or higher certification as well as Firefighter I, Hazmat Operations, CPR for the professional provider and NWCG firefighter II at all times

EMT Training Sites

Front Range Community College
2190 Miller Dr., Longmont, Co. 80501

AIMS Community College
5401 W. 20Th St., Greeley, Co. 80634

Health One

  • Classes offered in the Englewood area and at North Suburban Medical Center (NSMC) in Thornton