Do you want to fight fire? Do you have a burning desire to serve your community? Pueblo West is a growing community and its fire department has had to grow right along with it. Currently, the Pueblo West Fire Department has 21 Full time staff and responses are supplemented by 38 committed volunteer and resident firefighters.
The demands of today's firefighter are great - not only does he or she have to posses the knowledge and skills to safely and successfully fight fires and handle emergency scenes, but more than ever before they now have to provide the highest quality of emergency medical care to patients every day. This requires many hours of training and education.
Training & Certification
Our volunteer firefighters first go through a 6-month fire academy, and upon graduation are able to start running fire/rescue calls. They also must either already possess a Colorado State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate, or they must obtain within one year of graduation from the fire academy. Our resident firefighters come in to our department with previous fire experience and certifications already, and have a shorter orientation academy.
Attending Fire Training
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or resident firefighter, you are encouraged to attend several fire trainings to see what we are all about, and make sure that this is something you really want to do. Then if you are still interested, you may submit an application. Applications are kept on file and are reviewed generally once a year, or as positions are needed.
How to Apply
To apply for a Volunteer or Resident Firefighter position, please download the Firefighter Application Form (PDF), fill it out and submit it to:
51 E Hahns Peak Avenue
P.O. Box 7005
Pueblo West, CO 81007