Employment & Volunteering Opportunity


We currently accepting applications for a paid Lieutenant position.


Under direction of the Fire Chief, directs, supervises and reviews the work of Technicians, Volunteers and Residents on an assigned shift (48-96 schedule); takes command of fires and other emergency incidents within the district unless relieved by the Chief, performs the full range of emergency response duties as a member of a response team; coordinates and participates in non-emergency inspection, training, maintenance and related activities; assists in providing administrative support for specified departmental programs; and performs related work as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responds to fire alarms and determines from observation nature and extent of fire, condition of building, danger to adjacent buildings, and source of water supply, and directs firefighting crews accordingly.
  • Supervises staff during responses to emergency fire, medical aid, hazardous material, rescue, and other situations unless relieved by a superior officer.
  • Plans, assigns, schedules, directs, and participates in station and equipment maintenance, fire prevention, inspection, paramedic services, and other assignments of the District.
  • Inspects station house, buildings, grounds, and facilities, and examines fire trucks and equipment, such as ladders and hoses, to ensure compliance with departmental maintenance standards.
  • Performs a wide variety of fire suppression and medical assistance tasks.
  • Contains, controls, and decontaminates hazardous materials spills.
  • Trains subordinates in use of equipment and methods of extinguishing all types of fires.
  • Evaluates efficiency of personnel.
  • Inspects commercial establishments in assigned district and reports fire hazards or safety violations to fire inspector.
  • Compiles report of each fire call, listing location, type, probable cause, estimated damage, and disposition.
  • Recommends corrective measures for fire hazards or safety violations to building owners.
  • Supervises and coordinates activities of fire companies fighting multiple alarm fire until relieved by superiors.
  • Writes and submits proposal for new equipment or modification of existing equipment to superiors.
  • Requisitions and approves purchases within delegated authority.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports.
  • Expected to respond to calls even when off duty, at their discretion. When rendering aid representing GLFPD, full time staff member will be compensated per FLSA guidelines and retain all employment benefits as though they were on duty.


Base pay for the position is $45,000 annually but can be negotiated based on experience and certifications.


– Colorado EMT-B

– Colorado Firefighter 1 & 2

– Fire Officer 1

– IS100, 200, 300, 700, 800

– Wildland FFT1
– 3 or more years’ experience as a career firefighter


– ENGB (strongly preferred)


– Resides within Grand County (or willing to relocate)

– Fire Instructor 1

– Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree

To apply, please fill out the application with questionnaire found at the end of this page. Once your application is filled out, please email it to cross@grandlakefire.org with all attached documentation no later than October 26th at 1700.

Required with application:

– Resume

– Cover Letter

– Copy of Driver’s License

– Copy of all relevant certifications (Fire, EMS, leadership, etc.)

– High School Diploma or G.E.D.

– College Transcript (unofficial)


October 13th Job announcement

October 26th at 1700-Application deadline

November 2nd-Testing center invitations will be sent via email

November 8th Testing center and interview day

November 13th-Job offer date

December 1st-Target start date

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000.00 /year


  • Career Firefighter/EMT: 3 years (Required)


  • Associate (Preferred)


  • Grand Lake, CO (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)
GLFPD Training Exercise

Resident Firefighter Program

GLFPD currently has an open application process for new recruits for our volunteer resident firefighter program. Residents will reside in the resident apartments at the fire station, work two 10-hour day shifts per week, be available for call response two nights a week, attend bi-monthly trainings, and respond to emergencies in the district as needed. The goal of the program is to ensure rapid response of apparatus and personnel to the scene of an emergency, while offering invaluable experience, training, and education to advance the resident firefighters’ career.

Minimum Requirements 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • The applicants driving record must be acceptable to the District.
    • Absolutely no D.U.I or Reckless driving charges.
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must be a legal citizen of the United States.

Application Process

GLFPD highly recommends the applicant reviews the Resident Volunteer Program Manual before submitting application.

To apply for a Resident Position, the applicant must submit a completed application and current résumé to:

Grand Lake Fire Protection District
P O Box 1408
Grand Lake, CO 80447-1408
Attention: Lieutenant Mark Piller

GLFPD also recommends the application and résumé be submitted in person, if possible, for a Station tour and informational interview.

Applicants must submit:

  • An accurate and complete application
  • A current résumé
  • Copies of certificates showing completion of minimum requirements
  • Copies of driver’s license, Passport, or Social Security Card
  • Copies of high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Copies of all current Fire, Rescue, and EMS related certifications

Applications and resumes will be screened.

Qualified applicants will be ranked based on experience and education. Preference may be given to applicants with previous volunteer firefighting experience; and/or

  • IFSAC Firefighter I certification
  • IFSAC Hazardous Materials Operations certification
  • NWCG Red Card Wildland Firefighter Type 2 or better
  • EMT–B or better
  • CPR, AED and First Aid certification


  • Become a member of a professional, community-oriented fire department
  • Obtain necessary hands-on experience and training to advance a career in Fire/EMS
  • Live in one of Colorado’s favorite resort communities
  • Use of day room including exercise facility, games, wireless internet and cable TV
  • Uniforms, structural and wildland PPE provided
  • Career Development Opportunities
  • Firefighter JPR training
  • Free Continuing Education credits
  • Grocery store gift cards

Educational Opportunities Available

  • Colorado State Firefighter I & II
  • NWCG Training (Firefighter to Engine Boss)
  • NREMT Training and Continuing Education
  • Driver/ Operator Training
  • Ice Rescue Certification
  • Fire/Rescue Boat Training
  • Snowmobile Operations
  • Possible Federal Wildland Assignment
  • Two on-call night shifts per week
  • Financial assistance may be provided for Fire, EMS,  or other

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Lieutenant Mark Piller at mpiller@grandlakefire.org.


Volunteer members are welcome anytime.  We have Department Training on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, which are open to the public.  Come check us out!

Grand Lake Fire seeks to attract dedicated, professional volunteer members who are interested in serving their community as firefighters, rescue technicians, medical responders, and support personnel.  The benefits of membership are many, not the least of which are providing critical emergency response services to both residents and visitors to our area.

GLFPD Training Exercise
  • Training and experience
  • A volunteer pension
  • Community service
  • Challenges and teamwork
  • Internet access
  • Exercise equipment
  • Uniforms and equipment
  • Satellite TV
  • 36 hours of training per year
  • Respond to 20% of the calls
  • Dedication
  • Professionalism
  • A desire to be part of a team
  • Give back to the community
  • Uniforms and equipment
  • Satellite TV

We are staffed at the Town Station 24 hours 365 days a year.  Our Business Office hours are 7:00 am to 5:30 pm seven days a week and would invite anyone interested to come down and visit.  We’d be proud to show off our fire station and apparatus.

For additional information or questions, please contact Lieutenant Mark Piller, mpiller@grandlakefire.org or at 970-627-8428.