Employment & Volunteering Opportunity

Employment

Paid Staff Position: We do not have any openings at this time.

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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: Technician Jarred Nelson

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

Benefits

  • 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 Technician Jarred Nelson at jnelson@grandlakefire.org.

Volunteer

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.

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  • BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
  • Training and experience
  • A volunteer pension
  • Community service
  • Challenges and teamwork
  • Internet access
  • Exercise equipment
  • Uniforms and equipment
  • Satellite TV
  • WHAT WE ASK IN RETURN
  • 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 from 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 Blake Mertz at bmertz@grandlakefire.org or at 970-627-8428.