Welcome to the
Grand Lake Fire Protection District Website
(The Department is located in Grand Lake, CO)
The Grand Lake Fire Department is a small combination fire and rescue agency serving the greater Grand Lake area from County Road 4 North to Rocky Mountain National Park. We respond to structure or wildland fires, motor vehicle accidents, technical rope rescue, medical requests for help and everything in between. We are actively involved in emergency response preplanning and in providing the best free public education programs possible.
With pride and professionalism, the Fire District will provide the highest level of emergency and public service in response to the needs of our community.
Grand Lake Fire is currently accepting applications for a career Firefighter position
The Grand Lake Fire Protection District is currently seeking to fill the position of career firefighter. The successful candidate will report to a shift supervisor and be responsible for duties as assigned to include emergency response (fire, rescue, HazMat, EMS, Wildland fire), department training, public education, pre-incident planning, administrative, community involvement (events, fund raising, etc.), and apparatus and equipment repair and maintenance.
Ø Must have a high school diploma and be at least 21 years of age at time of hire.
Ø Must have fire experience
Ø Possession of an unrestricted Colorado Driver’s license
Ø Valid CPR/FA/AED card for the Professional Rescuer within 3 months of hire
Ø Resident of Grand County at time of hire (will be required to reside within 45 minute drive time within 3 months of hire)
Expected within 12 months of hire date:
Ø Possess and maintain State of Colorado Fire Fighter I certification
Ø Possess and maintain State of Colorado Emergency Medical Technician – Basic certification
Ø Possess and maintain a State of Colorado Hazardous Materials Operations certification
Ø Possess and maintain a NWCG Red Card qualification at the FFT2 level
Ø Ice Rescue certified
The successful candidate must possess a broad range of knowledge, skills, and abilities applicable to a small, community based, service oriented, combination fire department. They must be self motivated, possess a strong work ethic and take pride in their professionalism. They must be a team player, have solid communication skills and be willing to learn and grow with a highly dynamic and personable organizational culture, while deeply respecting the contributions made by volunteer members of this department.
Beginning salary: $33,000 ($34,000 with EMT) plus an excellent benefits package.
Interested persons must complete a Fire District application, which can be obtained by emailing Capt. Steve Waldorf at email@example.com, or calling or writing to:
Grand Lake Fire Protection District
P O Box 1408
Grand Lake, CO 80447-1408
Attn: Capt. Steve Waldorf
**All applications must be accompanied by a current resume, copies of certifications, and received at the address above no later than 1700 hours, November 20, 2013.
The Grand Lake Fire Protection District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Currently accepting Volunteer and Resident Volunteer Firefighter applications:
(For more information about the programs listed above, please click on the link above to go to the webpage)
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