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Posted on: May 23, 2017

[ARCHIVED] 2017 Fire Academy Enrollment Reopened Through June 1st

The enrollment period has been reopened for the Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue (SSFR) 2017 Fire Academy. Applications for this year’s program will be accepted until Thursday, June 1, 2017.  

SSFR is a combination fire department with full-time, part-time and reserve firefighter/EMTs and firefighter/paramedics serving the citizens of the City of Steamboat Springs and the surrounding Rural Fire Protection District.

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The Fire Academy has been set up to provide rigorous entry level training for individuals interested in a profession 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 are eligible to apply and will be considered in the applicant pool. 

The 2017 Fire Academy will be conducted Wednesday evenings and all day on Saturdays from June thru October 2017. Applicants must meet the following criteria and submit the following materials to be considered for the academy. 
Applicant criteria:
  • Be twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legally authorized to work in U.S.
  • Must possess and keep a valid driver’s license.
To be considered, submit the following:
Applications may be submitted:
  • Hand delivered to: SSFR Mt. Fire Station at 2600 Pine Grove Road, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
  • Mailed to: Attention: SSFR Fire Academy, PO Box 775088, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Contact Academy Instructors, John Rockwood or Captain Travis Wilkinson, at 970-879-7170 or via email at for additional information or questions on the Fire Academy.  In addition, details are available at 2017 SSFR Fire Academy Guidelines.

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John Rockwood, Academy Coordinator, 970-879-7170 or
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