Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue is hiring! We are looking for a Full-Time Accounting and Human Resource Associate for the District Office. Duties include, but are not limited to, general accounting, budget, payroll, audit, employee benefits, and board meetings. Full job description can be found HERE or at the District Office, 355 4th Street, Bennett, CO. The Administrative Application can be found below. **Closing date 11/30/21**
Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue does not currently have career firefighting openings available. If you are interested in volunteering with the department, please continue reading below!
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION PROCESS
The application period for the 2022 Fire Academy is CLOSED. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter with Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue, please review all information including on this page.
Volunteer applications are accepted year round for:
- Volunteer Firefighter/EMS (for those already holding certifications)
- Volunteer EMS only (current EMT/Paramedics)
Our Membership coordinator is B-Shift Paramedic Greg Rogers. He can be reached via e-mail at GregRogers@BennettFireRescue.org.
The application process includes:
- Application Review
- Invitation To Test
- Written Evaluation
- Physical Agility Test
- Invitation to Oral Board
- Oral Board
- Acceptance or Denial and Orientation
- Probationary Membership to Bennett Fire Academy
- Extension of offer for Volunteer Firefighter status upon successful completion of probation
The Written evaluation will test your aptitude and problem solving skills. Although some questions may be related to firefighting, no previous fire experience is required to successfully pass the written evaluation.
Physical Agility Test
A Physical Agility Test is an physical course designed to gauge your body's ability to withstand the rigors of the duties that may be required in the fire service.
The BWFR Candidate Physical Agility Test is a rigorous physical exercise that simulates many activities of the fire ground. It is a timed exercise, although speed is not the primary concern.Your commitment and resolve will be one of the main focuses.
You should come prepared to lift, carry, drag, pull, climb, and move in an intense physical activity. It is highly suggested that you stretch out prior to participation.
Appropriate attire in the form of shorts, t-shirt, and sneaker-type shoes are recommended.You will be wearing bunker gear on top of your street clothes. We also recommend bringing something to drink.
The Oral Board is your opportunity to show Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue why we need you, and the knowledge you have of our fire department. You will interview with a panel of Officers, typically including at least one Officer from each rank. Occasionally a line Firefighter will also attend your oral board. This can be a stressful experience, so planning ahead and reviewing what you know about BWFR can make it much easier.
Application submissions should be emailed to Employment@BennettFireRescue.org. For additional information, please contact our staff and we will assist you.
Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue Administrative Office
355 4th Street
Bennett, CO 80102
Witness your strength at full capacity by joining Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue today!