Join PVFD

Join PVFD 2017-07-25T16:12:08+00:00

Welcome to the PVFD online application!

To the applicant:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in the Pleasant View Fire Department. We are a progressive, all hazard response agency covering unincorporated Jefferson County and part of Lakewood. Our district is comprised of residential, highway, open space, and commercial, including the Colorado Mills Mall and Denver West Shopping Center. Our staff is composed of three paid administrators and roughly 40 volunteer members who work together to answer 800-900 calls for service annually, with an average response time of 3.5 minutes. We operate four apparatus out of one station with ambulance service provided by AMR.

We require 36 hours of station time each month in addition to trainings once a month on a weekend day. If you do not possess current Firefighter 1, and Hazardous Materials Operations certifications, they will be provided for you. If you do possess current certifications you will be released to active duty after an orientation period. All new members are placed on probation for a period of one year. During the probationary period you are expected to attend all training sessions. If you will be going through the academy you will be required to sign a two year service contract. In return for service we offer a very competitive pension program with half vestment at 10 years and educational benefits.

The testing process is comprised of three phases. The first phase is a written competency exam, consisting of 50 questions. Following the successful completion of the written exam you will move on to the physical agility test. This phase is designed to evaluate your basic physical abilities. The test is composed of activities commonly encountered by the Firefighter. Successful candidates will then move to the interview phase. In this phase you will be interviewed by a panel of Officers and Firefighters. Following this step, selected candidates will be notified of their standing.

Fill out the online application by following the link below. You will be taken to the Acknowledgement of Membership Requirements page. Please read this document carefully, you will be asked to affirm that you have read and understand it at the end of the application.

Once your application is received and processed you will be notified of the test date and time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Once again thank you for your interest, and I look forward to working with you.

Sincerely,

Jason Nicholaou
Captain
Office Phone: 303-279-4361

We are currently accepting applications for a testing process in October 2016.  Candidates that are already certified Colorado Firefighter 1 or higher will complete a mini academy in January 2017.  Non-certified candidates will complete a full firefighter academy beginning February 2017.

Membership Requirements

  • All members are required to contribute 36 hours of duty time each and every month.
  • Members are required to attend the prescribed amount of training (currently 4 hours per month) as set forth by the department.
  • New members are placed on probation for a period of one year. During the probationary period, members are required to attend ALL department trainings, unless enrolled in the academy. Furthermore, Probationary members may be terminated at any time with or without justification.
  • Members going to academy enter into a two year service agreement with the district. Should you fail to complete the agreement, you will be responsible for reimbursing the department for the costs of your education.
  • All employees, volunteers, and reserve members of the Pleasant View Metropolitan District are considered “at will” employees. Employment or membership status may be terminated at anytime, with or without cause by the District or the employee/member.
  • All employees/members must sign a Confidentiality Agreement. Failure to do so will result in termination.
  • All sworn positions require the signing of an Oath of Service. Failure to do so, may result in termination.
  • Failure to meet any of these requirements shall be grounds for termination from the department.

Volunteer Firefighter Application

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Personal Information

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Employment History

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Background

Have you been active in the military?*

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Have you ever been convicted of or pled guilty to an offense against the law?*

Are you now under charges for any offense against the law?*

Have you ever been convicted of or pled guilty to a felony?*

If you answered yes to any of the 3 previous questions, please explain:

Are you now or have you been a member with a volunteer or career fire department?*

If you answered yes, please provide the department name, address and dates of membership:

Certifications & Resume

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Affirmations


Electronic Signature

By entering my full legal name below I certify that the information given herein is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application for membership as may be necessary in arriving at a membership decision I also authorize the Pleasant View Metropolitan District to conduct a background check. I understand that my membership can be terminated, with or without cause, at any time at the discretion of either the Fire Chief or the Board of Directors. I also may terminate my membership after the required 2 years commitment, or after paying a prorated amount for any time not satisfied by the 2 year commitment.

In consideration for my membership by the district, I agree to comply with the rules and regulations of the District set forth in the Policy and Procedure Manual. I acknowledge that these rules and regulations may be changed, interpreted, withdrawn, or added to by the District at any time, at the District`s sole option and without any prior notices to me.

I understand that it is my responsibility to keep the Pleasant View Metropolitan District informed of changes in my application, including address, phone number membership availability, etc. I further understand that failure to keep any scheduled appointment without proper notice shall be considered just cause for disqualification. Should I desire to be reconsidered, it will require a new application to be filed during the next application period.

I also understand that depending on the District policy and the needs of the job, after an offer of membership and prior to reporting to duty I may be required to submit to a drug test, medical and psychological review by a medical professional designated by the district, and the Pleasant View Metropolitan district has the right to obtain these results.

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