Reserve Firefighter Hiring Events

Our recruiting process for the January 2017 academy is now closed.  Below is an example of hiring process which will start in the Spring of 2017.

Application Due Date – TBD
All applications must be received at WSFR Station 1 located at 100 7th Street, Windsor, CO 80550 by the deadline in order to be considered for the current hiring process.  Any applications received after the deadline will be held until the next hiring process.

Information Session
Each candidate is required to attend one Information Session in order to be eligible for the written test.  The information session will provide interested candidates with more details about the WSFR reserve firefighter position.  These details include program requirements, time commitments, growth opportunities, and reserve benefits.  A significant amount of time is also dedicated for questions.  Candidate family members are also encouraged to attend and ask questions.

Written Test – TBD
All candidates must attend and take the WSFR written test.  A government issued id will be required in order to participate in the testing process.  Candidates will have 60 minutes to complete the test. The test includes general math, reading, grammar, and problem solving skills.  Candidates with a score of 80% or higher will advance in the hiring process.

8 Hour Ride Along – TBD
Each candidate is required to complete an 8 hour ride along as an observer.  This activity will provide the candidate with the opportunity to observe the roles and activities of a firefighter. Candidates should dress business casual for public appearance, and bring any food or drinks needed during the ride along. Times and Station locations will be scheduled after the written test.

Panel Interviews – TBD
Candidates should come prepared to answer questions asked by a panel consisting of firefighters, officers and other fire rescue members.  Individual interview times will be scheduled at a later time following the Ride Along.

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) – See details below
WSFR requires all reserve candidates to be in possession or in the process of obtaining a valid CPAT certification. CPAT is a nationally recognized physical test that consists of eight separate events that require you to progress along a predetermined path from event to event in a continuous manner. This test was developed to allow fire departments to obtain pools of trainable candidates who are physically able to perform essential job tasks at fire scenes.

Candidates with a current FF1 certification need to have a valid CPAT certificate by TBD
If you do not have a current CPAT certificate we recommend Aims Community College as a certification testing center. You can obtain more information about the test and testing dates by visiting the Aims web site at Aims CPAT Information

Candidates that will be attending the FF1 academy will need to schedule a test at the Aims Windsor Campus.  
The test dates being offered for Students is November 15th and December 16th.  If you attempt the test in November and you are not successful you can retry the test on December 16th.  There is no charge for Academy Student test.  To sign up for a test date please visit the Aims CPAT testing website at  From the “Dates” on the right select “Academy Students” and then the “Register Now” link.  This will take you to the registration page, on the very bottom of the page you should see the two dates for the “Aims Fire Academy Students”.

Offers Presented – TBD
Successful candidates will be presented with a verbal offer by telephone.  All offers are contingent upon completion and review of all background checks and screenings.

FF1 Academy Start – TBD

Schedule is subject to change, please check back regularly for updates.