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Diversity is the variety of attributes, backgrounds, cultures, and ideas brought by individuals to the workplace and the Colorado Springs Fire Department believes that a diverse workforce requires an inclusive environment built on a foundation of trust and respect for individual assets, values, and perspectives.

Diversity adds significant value to our organization and to the community we serve by maximizing every employee’s contribution to a shared mission.

Strategic Goals

The Colorado Springs Fire Department welcomes applicants representing the entire community to apply for positions with the department in support of one the City’s strategic goals: Cultivate, recruit, and retain high performing leaders, teams, and employees.  CSFD is committed to developing a professional organization that represents the demographics of the customers served.


  • Summer Heat Program, a week long day camp for girls between the ages of 15 to 19. The camp introduces and encourages these young women to consider sworn career opportunities in the fire service.
  • City Human Resources staff attend the Colorado Springs Latino Community Luncheon to advertise employment opportunities with the department.
  • Attendance at job and career fairs that focus on diverse populations.
  • Presence at local community events, classroom instruction and special projects
  • Explorer Post #1894, at 501-c3 non-profit organization that offers young adults real-life experiences, training and exposure to career opportunities available within the Fire Service.

The City contracts with that advertises its positions on Facebook and Twitter and the following websites that embrace diversity recruiting:

  • Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver
  • Latina Chamber
  • The Asian Chamber of Commerce
  • Rocky Mountain Tradeswomen Network
  • Urban League of Metropolitan Denver, Inc.