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2025 Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment

I​f you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter with Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue, please review all information included below.

Volunteer Firefighter/EMS

  • Applicants must possess valid Colorado State Firefighter, Colorado State Haz-Mat, and Colorado/National Registry EMS certifications.

Volunteer EMS only

  • Applicants must possess valid Colorado/National Registry EMS certifications.​

* Applications will always be excepted from applicants that hold current Firefighter, Haz-Mat and Colorado/National Registry EMS certifications.


Fire Academy application period is:

By becoming a volunteer, you'll have the opportunity to acquire valuable training in firefighting, hazardous materials handling, and medical response through the Fire Academy and the volunteer probationary period. Volunteers with an EMS certification can also benefit from regular, complimentary continuing education sessions and refresher courses.

Volunteers residing outside the district will be assigned to a specific shift (A, B, or C) and are expected to commit to a minimum of 36 hours per month. On the other hand, in-district volunteers are encouraged to respond to at least 10 percent of all calls throughout the year.

All members, whether paid or volunteer, are obligated to meet the minimum continuing education and training requirements. Explore the various advantages of volunteering and consider submitting an application for our upcoming academy!