WMFR Civil Service Committee

West Metro's Civil Service Committee is a group of citizen volunteers, appointed by the West Metro Board of Directors, to oversee various personnel issues. The Committee is governed by state statue and is responsible for establishing standards of employment and termination, holding competitive examinations for firefighter employment and promotion and hearing appeals.

One of the most important responsibilities of the Committee is to provide promotional examinations for all ranks. The competitive exams are the only path to promotion for West Metro firefighters and are crucial to their careers. Testing is conducted every two years for each rank.  

The Committee is dedicated to the goal of providing the best possible environment for the District to recruit high-quality candidates for employment, and to promote its most qualified members while ensuring fair and equitable treatment to all members and prospective employees.

Civil Service Committee Members


  • Don Sherman, President
  • Peggy Valdez, Vice President
  • Susan Emsbo
  • Dick Igel
  • Leo Johnson
  • Jim Roos
  • Danny Turney
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WMFR Civil Service Meetings
  • 6:00 pm
  • Second Thursday of the month
  • West Metro Administration Building
  • 433 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80235

Agendas & Minutes

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Firefighter starting fire for live burn training

2022 Civil Service Regular Meetings

January 13, 2022

February 10, 2022

March 10, 2022

April 14, 2022

May 12, 2022

June 9, 2022

July 14, 2022

August 11, 2022

September 8, 2022

October 13, 2022

November 10, 2022

December 8, 2022