January 1, 2020

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GLFPD Membership Application – With Questionnaire

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Grand Lake Fire, Grand Lake, CO


Controls and extinguishes fires, protects life and property, and maintains equipment as an employee of the fire district by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the followingOther duties may be assigned.

  • Responds to fire alarms, hazardous materials incidents, medical emergencies, and other emergency calls.
  • Selects hose nozzle, depending on type of fire, and directs stream of water or chemicals onto fire.
  • Positions and climbs ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings or to assist individuals from burning structures.
  • Creates openings in buildings for ventilation or entrance.
  • Searches buildings and rescues victims from structures and vehicles.
  • Protects property from water and smoke by use of waterproof salvage covers, smoke ejectors, and deodorants.
  • Provides emergency medical care including advanced life support, first aid, and CPR to injured persons and those in need of medical care.
  • Assists other paramedics and other qualified personnel in advanced life support emergency medical care.
  • Tests and maintains power tools and equipment.
  • Communicates with superior during fire by portable two-way radio.
  • Contains, controls, and decontaminates hazardous materials spills.
  • Performs a variety of salvage and clean-up operations, including removing water, chemicals, and debris.
  • Inspects buildings for fire hazards
  • Makes presentations on fire safety, burn prevention, and fire prevention to schools and community groups.
  • Maintains apparatus, quarters, buildings, equipment, grounds, and hydrants.
  • Participates in drills, demonstrations, and courses in hydraulics, pump operation and maintenance, and firefighting techniques.
  • Drives and operates firefighting vehicles and equipment.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Team Work – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Change Management – Communicates changes effectively; Prepares and supports those affected by change.
  • Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Inspires respect and trust; Accepts feedback from others; Displays passion and optimism.
  • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities.
  • Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization’s strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; Seeks increased responsibilities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation – Generates suggestions for improving work; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.
  • Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation – Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Professionalism – Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity – Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Certificates and Licenses:

Colorado State FF-I; Hazardous Materials Operations; Paramedic; ICS 100, 200, 700, 800

Required within 1 years of start of employment:

RT 130 – 190; S212; S211


One-year fire and paramedic medicine experience and/or training.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; outdoor weather conditions and extreme cold (non-weather). The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); fumes or airborne particles; extreme heat (non-weather);risk of radiation and vibration.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 to $55,000.00 /year


  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Health insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly

The above statements reflect the responsibilities considered essential to the job as identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements inherent in the job.

To apply, please send a cover letter and copy of your resume with all attached documentation to kratzmann@grandlakefire.org

Required Documentation:

      • Resume
      • Cover letter
      • Copy of valid Driver’s License
      • National Registry Paramedic Certification or State of Colorado Paramedic Certification
      • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certificate
      • PALS or PEPP certificate is preferred
      • Basic Life Support Certificate
      • Firefighter I or II Certificate
      • Hazmat Operations Certificate
    • Copy of all relevant certifications (Fire, EMS, leadership, etc.)
  • College Transcript (unofficial)

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Chief Kevin Ratzmann at kratzmann@grandlakefire.org .

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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. We are staffed at the Town Station 24 hours 365 days a year.  Our Business Office hours are 7:00 am to 6:00 pm seven days a week and would invite anyone interested to come down and visit.
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For additional information or questions, Please contact Asst. Chief St. Germain @ sstgermain@grandlakefire.org or at 970-627-8428