I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives. Under the impulse of such thoughts, the nobility of the occupation thrills us and stimulates us to deeds of daring, even of supreme sacrifice. 

Chief Edward F. Croker


CAREER FIREFIGHTER-STATE ENGINE (Click here for job description)

RESERVE/VOLUNTEER (Anticipated Openings Early 2021)

To Apply, Print, Complete, & Submit Forms:

Applications can be emailed to:   dgraves@berthoudfire.org

Or applications can be mailed to, or dropped off at:

Berthoud Fire Protection District
PO BOX 570
275 Mountain Ave.
Berthoud, CO 80513

Office hours are 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m Monday-Friday


An applicant will not be given further consideration for employment with the Berthoud Fire Protection District if any of the following exists:


  1. Felony Conviction
    B. Class I/II misdemeanor conviction in the last ten (10) years
    C. Class III misdemeanor conviction in the last five (5) years


  1. Class A Violations:
    1. Any alcohol or drug related traffic offense in the last three (3) years.
    2. Any action against the status of a driver’s license in the last three (3) years, ie. , Suspension, revocation, etc.
    3. Operating a motor vehicle while the license is under suspension, revocation, etc.
    4. Using a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony.
    5. Vehicular/negligent homicide or vehicular assault.
    6. Operating a motor vehicle without the permission of the owner.
    7. An offense of reckless driving in the last three (3) years.
    8. Leaving the scene of an accident.
    9. Permitting an unlicensed driver to operate a motor vehicle.
  2. Class B Violations
    1. An offense of no insurance in the last two (2) years.
    2. All moving violations not listed as a Type A violation.

The Berthoud Fire Protection District reserves the right to determine a passing status, where the driver’s driving history has exhibited a lack of responsibility or disregard for the law.


Class “A” Violation
An individual who has a Class “A” violation within the past three (3) years normally receives a license suspension from the Department of Motor Vehicles, which issues the license. The position of our insurance carrier with individuals convicted of a Class “A” violation will be suspended from driving our insured vehicles for a period of 18 months.


Designation of Type A and Type B violations are based on a survey of state point systems. Violations receiving higher numbers of points are classed as Type A.

Type A Violations
1. Driving while intoxicated.
2. Driving under the influence of drugs.
3. Negligent homicide arising out of the use of a motor vehicle (gross negligence).
4. Operating during a period of suspensions or revocation.
5. Using a motor vehicle for the commissions of a felony.
6. Aggravated assault with a motor vehicle.
7. Operating a motor vehicle without owners’ authority.
8. Permitting an unlicensed person to drive.
9. Reckless driving.
10. Hit and run driving.

Type B Violations
All moving violations not listed as Type A violations. (Exceeding posted speed limit is a Type B violation).