How do I become a firefighter?

To become a firefighter with the Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department, you are required to provide a completed Town of Castle Rock employment application; a supplemental CRFD application; cover letter; and resume. You must hold a minimum of current Colorado EMT-Paramedic certification or Colorado EMT certification. Additionally, you must successfully pass the Candidate Physical Ability Test and National Testing Network test prior to applying. The testing process to become a firefighter includes practical job-related tests (fire-based and EMS-based) and peer and Chief’s interview panels. Offers of employment are contingent on successful criminal history check, reference check, fit-for-duty physical, driving record check and previous employer check. CRFD only accepts applications during specified posting times, which are posted on this website. CRFD does not accept applications on an ongoing basis and applications received during non-specified posting times with not be accepted. Please check this website for updates on employment opportunities with CRFD.

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1. Why doesn't Castle Rock have tornado sirens?
2. How do I become a firefighter?
3. What I can or cannot do during the fire restrictions?
4. Why do you send a fire truck when someone calls for an ambulance?
5. Will I get a bill from the fire department if you come and rescue me?
6. Who buys the food when you are at the grocery store?
7. How many firefighters are on duty on any given day?
8. What is your shift schedule like?
9. Are all firefighters paramedics? What’s the difference between an EMT and a Paramedic?
10. Do you have a fire dog?
11. Why do the fire apparatus park in the fire lane when they are at the grocery store?
12. What hospital will you take me?
13. Where can I dispose of used sharps for proper disposal?