Employment Opportunities

This fire department has full-time, and part-time employees—and from time to time—we have an opening. If we have any job openings, and you wish to apply, please complete and submit the application below. Please ensure you review the Job Posting and verify that you are qualified for the position.  

Job Posting

There are currently four (4) positions open within the Department. 

The Firefighter must be able to perform the duties of a Firefighter. This includes operating in IDLH atmospheres, providing basic level emergency medical care and rescue services as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • NC Firefighter certification
  •  NC-EMT Basic; or the ability to obtain within 12 months of hire 
  • 18 years of age and reside within a 25-mile radius of Denver Fire Headquarters
  • NC Class B Classified license prior to employment start date
  • IS 100.c, 200.c, 700.b, 703.a, 706 and 800.c prior to employment start date
  • Candidates must demonstrate through the Denver Fire Department hiring process a level of competency to perform as a Career Firefighter

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Station and Apparatus upkeep and basic maintenance
  • Common and accepted functions of Fire, Rescue, and EMT
  • Incident mitigation, Incident reporting, record keeping, public relations, and fire prevention
  • Perform additional tasks assigned through their chain of command

  • Application period: Opens November 26, 2019 and closes on December 13, 2019 at 5 pm 
  • Written and JRPAT Testing date: December 21, 2019
  • Interviews: December 21, 2019
  • Position Start Date: January 7, 2020

Applicants must complete a liability waiver before participating in the JRPAT. To print a complete the liability waiver prior to arriving for the JRPAT please click here.

  • This is a full-time, 24-hour shift based position
  • No cost health, dental, cancer and disability insurance for the employee
  • Private 401 k retirement plan with employer match after 1 year
  • Hiring Range: $34,000.00 (without EMT); $39,360.00-$42,361.20 dependent upon qualifications and experience
  • Overtime opportunities in addition to base salary available
  • Longevity bonus after 2 years of service
  • Financial assistance for accredited degree program completion

Please have the following information on-hand to complete and submit the application:

  • Resume
  • NC Office of State Fire Marshal Transcripts: Detailed Training Transcript, Summary Transcript, and Classes Remaining Transcript
  • These can be found and printed off the NCOSFM Website https://apps.ncdoi.net/f?p=305:1 • Copies of your ICS (NIMS) Certifications: 100,200,700,800, and others if you have them
  • Copies of all your Fire or Emergency Service Related Certifications (All Certifications)
  • Copy of your EMT Certification
  • Copy of your Driver’s License

How to Apply

Please complete and submit the application below. Please ensure you review the Job Posting and verify that you are qualified for the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Denver Volunteer Fire Department is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment due to race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, military status, or protected veteran status. Our Fire Department complies with all applicable state, federal and local laws, regulations and ordinances prohibiting discrimination in places where our fire department operates.