Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Larkspur Fire Protection District will accept applications for its next volunteer firefighter academy through March 31, 2021. The next academy will tentatively begin in May and will run for 14-16 weeks with classes on Monday and Wednesday nights and every other Saturday. The academy will allow successful volunteers to become state-certified as a Firefighter 1.  Topics will include structural and wildland firefighting, hazardous material response and vehicle extrication. Emergency Medical Technician certification is not required to apply. Candidates who successfully complete the application will undergo further screening that includes a written exam, oral board examination, a behavioral health assessment and completion of a physical fitness test (see video below). A current CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) certificate can be submitted in lieu of taking Larkspur's equivalent test. Applicants are required to be up to date with vaccinations, including the COVID-19 vaccine (when available).

Please review the requirements carefully and submit all the required documentation. Download the application. If you have questions about the application process or the volunteer academy, contact Lt. Calvin Brown by email or by calling 303.681.3284 during regular business hours.


To become a volunteer or employee, applicants must meet these minimum requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.

  • Be legally employable in the United States of America.

  • Be of good moral character.

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED.

  • Be able to read, comprehend, and write the English language.

  • Have a current Colorado State Driver’s License without restriction (active duty military are exempt from this requirement).

  • Be insurable by our insurance carrier.


You can download the application by clicking on the link below in the red box. Interested candidates must submit an employment packet containing the following documents:

  • A fully completed employment application (incomplete applications will not be considered)

  • A legible and clear photo-copy of your driver’s license

  • A copy of your driving record (dated within two weeks from date of application).  The driving records of candidates must not render them un-insurable through the district’s insurance carrier.  The driving history must cover at least five years.  If you have not lived in Colorado for five years, please contact the state where you resided previously to obtain a copy of your driving history.

  • Provide a copy of your Colorado criminal background check (dated within two weeks from date of application) from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.   Background check information may be found at:  https://www.cbirecordscheck.com

  • A copy of your H.S. Diploma, GED or college diploma

  • A copy of all of your current certifications

Employment packets can be scanned and e-mailed, or delivered via US Mail or commercial delivery services to:

Larkspur Fire Protection District
ATTN: Lt. Calvin Brown
9414 S. Spruce Mountain Road
Larkspur, CO 80118

Volunteer Application


Please download, fill out and return this volunteer application. Volunteer fire fighters must be at least 18 years of age.

Paid Positions


Openings for paid positions will be adverstised here, as well as on our facebook page.