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South Metro Fire Rescue Opens Recruiting for Paramedic/Firefighters





South Metro Fire Rescue Opens Recruiting for Paramedic/ Firefighters


Centennial, Colo.—(Sept. 20, 2016)—South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) today announced that they have opened up the recruiting process for entry-level and experienced paramedic/firefighter positions.  Applicants must register for intent to test no later than Nov. 18, 2016, and there will be a number of candidates that will be invited to submit a formal application in December.


“This is such a great opportunity to join a growing organization that has a very strong foundation, rich history and incredible opportunities,” said Bob Baker, Fire Chief for South Metro.  “We serve approximately 200,000 permanent residents in our district, as well as many businesses, parks, schools and a regional airport; and highly-value our strong tradition of serving the community. This is a prime opportunity to join an organization to really help make a difference.”


The agency is also an all-hazards agency, which means that they have specialized teams for Technical Rescues, Water Rescues, Bike Medics and Tactical EMS. For those newly-hired, individuals are required to go through a 16-week academy to ensure in-depth proper training as South Metro places continued emphasis on education, training and professional development.


There will also be a number of events throughout the United States that South Metro will be attending during this recruiting process, allowing for individuals to meet and speak with current paramedic/firefighters that are already with South Metro.   The event locations and dates include:


·         Sept. 22-24, 2016: Oregon EMS Conference in Bend, Ore.


·         Sept. 26-27, 2016: UW Medicine EMS & Trauma Conference in Seattle, Wash.


·         Oct. 3-7, 2016: EMS World Expo in New Orleans, La.


·         Oct. 18-22, 2016: FireHouse Expo in Nashville, Tenn.


·         Nov 3-6, 2016: Colorado State EMS Conference Keystone, Colo.



To qualify for a position, applicants must register for intent to test, have a CPAT certificate, and are required to take a FireTeam test. It is advised that applicants register as soon as possible as space is limited.  For complete details on how to apply, please visit


About South Metro Fire Rescue 

South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) is committed to helping the community it serves, including 179 square miles in Douglas and Arapahoe counties. With 17 stations in the south metro area, SMFR provides emergency and prevention services to approximately 203,500 residents and thousands more who come into our communities to work, shop and enjoy the amenities. Specifically, SMFR serves the cities of Castle Pines, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Foxfield, Greenwood Village, Lone Tree, and Parker, as well as Castle Pines Village, Louviers, Centennial Airport, the Denver Tech Center, Inverness, and the Meridian Office Park, and unincorporated portions of Arapahoe and Douglas counties. For more information, please visit


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