Minimum Qualifications

  1. Firefighter & EMT
  2. Firefighter & Paramedic
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Colorado EMT Certification or National Registry EMT Certification
    *For National Registry EMTs, they must hold a Colorado EMT Certification by the start of Academy
  • CPR certificate
  • Valid Colorado Driver License or ability to obtain
  • Must be able to distinguish red and green
  • Must pass physical per NFPA 1582 standard

Important Notice

During the course of the application and hiring process, you will be asked to disclose information about your past activities. The below list of critical admissions, which may be cause for disqualification from employment with the Grand Junction Fire Department, is provided to applicants, Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) Technicians, and others involved in the recruitment process. It is important that you be completely honest and forthright about this history. While a critical admission may or may not disqualify an applicant from a job, discovery of misleading or deceitful information provided by the applicant is immediate cause for disqualification.

  • Any felony investigation or conviction
  • Any conviction for a crime of violence, specifically assaults, domestic violence, etc.
  • Any conviction for a "hate crime" such as ethnic intimidation
  • Perjury conviction
  • Any theft conviction regardless of value of item
  • Theft from current employer or a previous employer
  • Drug use (including marijuana) and/or current alcohol abuse
  • An alcohol or drug conviction including but not limited to DUI/DWAI, depending on recency
  • Hit and run accident conviction
  • Being under or having been under driving restraint, cancelation, suspension or revocation of driving privileges in Colorado or any other state    

Please note: The listed critical admissions are not the exclusive basis for disqualification. The City reserves the right to disqualify any applicant who may or may not have any one or all of the foregoing admissions.