The Colorado FIREfighter Testing Consortium is a pool of 12 fire departments along the Front Range Urban Corridor in Colorado. The organization was created to ensure a highly educated, skilled and diversified candidate group was able to fill new and replacement firefighter positions with the organizations. The new testing consortium replaces the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) testing program. The Colorado FIREfighter Testing Consortium was created on April 4th, after the last DRCOG testing process. The consortium pool merged two groups, the DRCOG Fire Board and the North Area Fire Chiefs Association. Currently member departments are hiring an average of 81 Firefighters per year.