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SSFR Fire Academy
**The application period for the 2017 Fire Academy is now OPEN.**

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue is a combination fire department with Full-Time, Part-Time and Reserve Firefighter/EMTs and Firefighter/Paramedics serving the citizens of Steamboat Springs and the surrounding Rural Fire Protection District.

The Steamboat Springs Fire Academy has been set up to provide rigorous entry level training for individuals interested in the fire service.  When SSFR has openings for Full-Time, Part-Time or Reserve positions individuals who have successfully completed the SSFR Fire Academy will be eligible to apply and will be considered in the applicant pool. SSFR is not currently accepting applications for full-time staff.

Applicants for the Fire Academy must meet the following criteria:
  • Be twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, or legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must possess and keep a valid driver’s license.

The 2017 Fire Academy will be conducted Wednesday evenings and all day on Saturdays June thru October 2017. Please see the 2017 SSFR Fire Academy Guidelines for additional details:

To be considered for the 2017 Fire Academy please submit the following by June 1st 2017:

Applications may be submitted by:
-Hand delivering to the SSFR Mt. Fire Station at 2600 Pine Grove Road, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

-or by mailing to:

"Attention SSFR Fire Academy"
PO Box 775088
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

Applications will be reviewed upon the closing of the open application period. The Physical Ability Test and Oral Interviews to select Cadets for the 2017 Academy will be conducted in early June. 

For more information please contact Academy Instructors John Rockwood or Captain Travis Wilkinson at (970) 879-7170 or via email at .

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