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The Westminster Fire Department has a mission to protect community interests through exemplary service.  We rely on our personnel to support this mission by maintaining our values at the core of every interaction and decision while on and off duty. Westminster Fire Department employees are professional, responsive, innovative, dedicated, ethical and we are seeking qualified individuals to help us continue this mission.

The Westminster Fire Department offers a professional work environment with several opportunities to learn, develop, and advance throughout their careers. Individuals that have solid work ethic, a desire to serve their community, ability to operate well with a team are strongly encouraged to consider a career  with Westminster Fire.

Minimum Requirements

  • EMT-B
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Score of 80% or Higher on COFIRE Testing Consortium Assessment and Screening Process
  • Valid CPAT Certification

Desirable Qualifications:

Paramedic's Certification

The complete job description can provide further information and details about the position.

Register for the test through the COFIRE Testing Consortium by first completing the application and complete the assessment. For a listing of the most recent testing dates and locations can be found below and at the COFIRE Testing Consortium website. Currently, the dates listed below have been updated for 2020.

Fall 2020 Testing:

Application period opens May 1, 2020

Testing Dates and Locations:

Wed. Oct. 14, 2020, Location TBD

Sat. Oct. 17, 2020, Location TBD

Complete the CPAT which is a standardized physical ability test. The CPAT assesses a candidate's ability to perform the physical tasks that will be required of a firefighter on the job. Both in and out-of-state results are accepted and must be completed within one calendar year of applying. 

After the completion of the COFIRE assessment, candidates with scores of 80% and higher will be eligible to apply with the City of Westminster for the Firefighter position. 

After the completion of the City of Westminster Firefighter job application, candidates will be invited to participate in the interview process. This process typically includes an initial phone interview and continues next into oral board interviews. 

If the candidate has been selected from the interview process, a conditional job offer will be made pending the successful completion of the background investigation process. 

If the candidate successfully clears the background investigations, the candidate will then be invited to participate as a recruit in the 16-week North Area Firefighter Recruit Academy. At the successful completion of the North Area Firefighter Recruit Academy, the recruit will have completed the necessary criteria to receive their Firefighter I certification, their Driver Operator Utility certification, as well as their Haz-Mat Operations certification.