The Aspen Fire Protection District provides services with a volunteer force supported by a small, full-time staff that performs most of the administrative functions and day-to-day tasks. Our volunteers are viewed as an integral part of our success. Without the volunteers continuing dedication to professional emergency response, the District would not be able to provide the numerous fire/rescue services we currently offer.
The Volunteer firefighters and officers currently number approximately 36. This number insures our ability to consistently deliver the number of firefighters and apparatus required for our baseline level of service (2 fire apparatus and 15-18 firefighters). As the number of active volunteers shrinks over time, the officers begin to consider a new “class” of probationary members. The applicants are usually brought on probationary status as a group of 6-8, to provide an efficient training program which will lead to their certification with the State of Colorado as Firefighter I within 18 months of applying. Applications are always available for the next class.
As part of the emergency services, our organization gives you the satisfaction of meeting new challenges, working with fellow members on difficult calls, and seeing the face of someone who can’t even begin to express how grateful they are that you have arrived to help them.
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Must be a Legal US Resident
- Driver’s License Needed
- High School diploma or GED
- Clean driving history
- Clean criminal history
- Pass the Physical Agility Test
- Live within the District
- Honor of serving your community in emergency situations.
- Opportunity to meet and work with other highly trained, motivated and enthusiastic individuals.
- Opportunity to interact with numerous local, state and national fire and rescue organizations.
- Opportunity to take many different training classes at no charge to you.
- Fire and Rescue related training
- Emergency medical training.
- Use of exercise equipment.
- Participation in numerous department and community functions held each year.
- Worker’s compensation coverage while training and performing firefighting duties.
- Disability and life insurance coverage if injuries or death occur while training or performing firefighting duties.
- Retirement benefits
- Health Insurance
- Fitness/Wellness Benefit
Interested in becoming a volunteer? The first step is to fill out the online application.
For more information about volunteering with the Aspen Fire Protection District, please call 970-925-5532.