Capt Craig Freeman

RESERVE FIREFIGHTER/EMT – Platte Valley Fire Protection District (CO)

Platte Valley Fire Protection District, (CO)


****To reserve your spot, please sign up!****



Platte Valley Fire Protection District, (CO)

****To reserve your spot, please sign up!****



NTN FireTEAM Firefighter Test


FireTeam Testing Sections Include:

  • Human Relations
  • ErgoMechanical
  • Reading
  • Math


The Platte Valley Fire Protection District offers full testing services for the position of Firefighter/EMT through National Testing Network, Inc.


To fill out an application and schedule a test, go to, select Fire and sign up for the Platte Valley Fire Protection District.


What to expect at the website:

  • Completion of the application process

(A separate paper application will also need to be completed for the District)

  • Review all information related to the Platte Valley Fire Protection District Firefighter/EMT position, including minimum requirements, salary and benefits.
  • Detailed information about the testing process for both the entry level test.
  • Opportunity to take online practice tests at
  • Schedule your own convenient test time. Tests are offered multiple times a week, including Saturdays.
  • Take high quality job simulation tests in a standardized, fair testing environment.


Upon completion of the entry level exam, all candidate scores are automatically forwarded to the Platte Valley Fire Protection District.  Those candidates not receiving a passing score, will not be permitted to continue in the hiring process.


The Platte Valley Fire Protection District requires the following scores on the FireTEAM exam to be considered for hiring:

  • Human Relations: 75%
  • Mechanical: 65%
  • Reading: 70%
  • Math: 70%


National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level in a standardized, professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace the Platte Valley Fire Protection’s responsibility and decision making in the testing process.  All candidate results are provided to Platte Valley Fire Protection District where the final decisions are made.
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Department Overview: Single district in Weld County covering over 220 square miles in a mixed agricultural, oil & gas community with an active highway and river nearby.  We have mutual aid agreements with several surrounding districts which gives us an opportunity to run a wider spectrum of call types.  We have a variety of special ops teams to work with as well as an ambulance stationed 24 hours.  We offer room for growth and opportunities for many interests.

Area Information: Small town agricultural community that is expanding due to oil & gas boom.

Population: APPX 6500 IN DISTRICT

Job Information

27128 CR 53


Job Classification: Reserve Firefighter/EMT

Platte Valley Fire Protection District is is currently hiring for Reserve Firefighter/EMT.  All documents and testing must be completed by 4:30PM MST Monday June 4th, 2018.  This position requires FireTEAM testing.  Platte Valley Fire Protection District requires candidates to fill out their application, found here.

The following documents are also required to be included in your application packet (If you fail to include any of the documents your application packet will be considered incomplete and will not be considered):  

1.    District Application.
2.    Cover Letter & Resume.
3.    Copy of High School Diploma/GED or College Degree.
4.    Copy of Colorado Firefighter I Certification (or higher).
5.    Copy of Colorado Hazardous Material Operations Certification or (or higher).
6.    Copy of  National Registry EMT and/or Colorado EMT Certificate (or Paramedic).
7.    Copy of Current Valid CPR Card (& ALS Card if Paramedic).
8.    Copies of Pertinent Certificates (Red Card, Blue Card, Swift Water, etc.)

Salary Information: Volunteer status/stipend pay available

Candidate Contact:
Annie Spalding
Administrative Assistant

Job Requirements

Age: 18

US Citizen: YES or lawfully work in the US

High School Grad/GED: Yes

Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

Vision: Have good vision in both eyes, with the ability to distinguish colors, such those like Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) color codes for hazardous materials (e.g., blue, red, yellow, white), and have no depth or peripheral vision impairment

Necessary Certifications:
The minimum certification requirements for a Full-Time Firefighter/EMT are:

Minimum Certification Requirements*

  • State of Colorado EMT
  • Current CPR
  • State of Colorado Firefighter I
  • State of Colorado HazMat Operations

Preferred Certifications

  • State of Colorado Firefighter II
  • State of Colorado Driver/Operator
  • State of Colorado Driver/Operator Pumper
  • Wildland S-130/190
  • IV Certification
  • NIMS 100, 200, 700 (online courses)


Note: The “preferred certifications” are not required to apply for a Firefighter/EMT position. The applicant would need to obtain these certifications within a designated amount of time after hire.

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Hiring Process:
Complete and submit an application, which can be found on website under “Employment”, along with a cover letter, resume, and copies of certifications in person at 27128 County Road 53 Kersey CO 80644 or via email at Applicants will be required to complete the following examinations:

  • National Testing Network (NTN) FireTEAM Firefighter Test
  • Physical Ability Test (See department website for details)
  • Medical Skills Assessment
  • Shift Ride Along(working interview)
  • Oral Board Interview

The Platte Valley Fire Protection District requires the following scores on the FireTEAM exam to be considered for hiring:

  • Human Relations: 70%
  • Mechanical: 60%
  • Reading: 80%
  • Math: 70%


Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors:Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers
No felony convictions. Ability to pass a background investigation Driving Disqualifiers
In possession of or have the ability to obtain a valid state Colorado driver’s license. The demonstrated ability to drive safely from a satisfactory driving record.Drug Use Disqualifiers
Ability to pass drug/alcohol screening prior hiring after a conditional offer of employment. No felony drug convictions or marijuana use.The District reserves the right to not accept any of the applicants, to terminate the application process at any time, or to modify, reduce, or increase the application/examination requirements at any time, in its sole discretion, subject to applicable law. Employee benefits are also subject to change at the District’s discretion, and in accordance with applicable law.

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