Employment & Volunteering Opportunity

November 14, 2019

Applications accepted through December 15th

Position Title:  

Firefighter/Paramedic

Location:

Grand Lake Fire, Grand Lake, CO

Summary:

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.

Competency:

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.

Qualifications:

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

Education/Experience:

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

Experience:

  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Benefits:

  • 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 .

November 20, 2019

Applications accepted until position is filled

Position Title:  

Community Care Firefighter/Paramedic

Location:

Middle Park Health (MPH) Urgent Care, Grand Lake Center, and Grand Lake Fire, Grand Lake, CO

Hours:  

40 hours per week schedule at the determination of the Fire Chief and Family Practice Clinic schedule. Position will also respond from the clinic on all in-district emergencies. Overtime and additional training will be compensated through paid overtime.

Salary:

$60,000 to $75,000 depending upon experience and qualifications

Summary:  

The MPH Paramedic, under the direction of the Family Practice Clinic Medical Director and the on duty Registered Nurse, will assist in providing quality care directly and indirectly while adhering to the hospital’s and Fire District’s philosophy and objectives in order to meet the health care needs of the patients and families and will maintain a clean, stocked and orderly work and patient care environment. The position requires intimate knowledge of both department and hospital policies and procedures relevant to delivery of patient care. The ability to communicate information in a friendly and effective manner is essential. Act as a liaison between the patient’s family/significant other and the members of the emergency staff by maintaining open communication regarding patient condition, status, progress, etc. Work cohesively with all team members to assure service recovery and conflict management. The Community Firefighter/Paramedic will provide care within the Middle Park Health’s Paramedic scope of practice as well as Grand Lake Fire Protection District’s SOPs, in addition to the essential duties listed below. The Community Firefighter/Paramedic will also respond to in-district emergencies to assist with all hazard incidents.

Responsible To:  

Grand Lake Fire Chief and Family Practice Clinic Medical Director

Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Current Colorado or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (EMT-P) certification at the time of application and must obtain and maintain Colorado and NREMT certification throughout employment, including all required refresher courses.
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
  • CPR certification required.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support – PALS or equivalent preferred.
  • Firefighter I required.
  • Firefighter II preferred.
  • HazMat Operations required.
  • EVOC or equivalent required.
  • EMS/Fire Instructor preferred.
  • Ability to use computer for patient documentation.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Skill in communicating effectively; orally and in writing, using tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • No criminal convictions.
  • Associates Degree preferred.
  • Pro Board and IFSAC certifications accepted

Experience:

Firefighter experience required.

Paramedic experience required.

Hospital experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:  

Good Physical condition to frequently stand 90% of the work day; walk, bend/stoop and squat; occasionally kneel, reach above shoulder level and balance; ability to lift, carry, push, pull maximum over 100 lbs with assistance; must continually be able to see, hear, speak, and use both hands to easily communicate; must have an exceptional level of energy and vitality. Must be able to perform the standard duties of a professional Firefighter/Paramedic.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Collects and conveys information to RN and physician regarding the health status of patients throughout the visit.   Contributes information to the RN or physician for development and modification of the patients care plan. Will keep patients informed of their treatment plan, and will assist the RN in delivering and documenting care provided to the patient.
  2. Performs specialized work initiating emergent or appropriate care under the supervision of the RN or physician and assisting both emergency department patients and outpatients to establish and maintain an effective patient flow in the Emergency Department.
  3. Assist patient into gown as appropriate. Takes Vital signs and records. Measures and records patients input and output. Attaches oxygen, oxygen saturation and cardiac monitor as requested/needed.
  4. Initiates lifesaving measures as needed, i.e., opening an airway, ventilation using bag valve mask, hemorrhage control, chest compressions, stabilization of fracture, cervical spine alignment, etc.
  5. Stabilizes and extricates injured patients from vehicles at emergency department entrance. Assists patients to and from vehicles and the emergency department.
  6. Clean and dress wounds. Set up and assist with all procedures as directed.
  7. Phlebotomy skills, performing basic laboratory procedures, wound cultures, Point of Care testing, EKG skills and application of splints. Insert and discontinue IV catheters in adults & pediatric population and document as required.
  8. Attends meetings and in-service as required by department policy and participates in continuous Quality Improvement projects
  9. Reports defective/broken equipment to appropriate department for repair according to protocol.
  10. Provides welcoming entrance into the MPH Clinic- acknowledging patients and informing appropriate staff.
  11. Answers telephone in a pleasant, helpful, and polite manner.
  12. Schedule and verify medical appointments, process paperwork for appointments, and direct patients.
  13. Collect and record co-payments in a timely manner and prepare daily deposits.
  14. Clean & stock rooms.
  15. Perform other job-related duties within the scope of practice approved by Middle Park Health and assigned by the Family Practice Clinic Medical Director.

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 .

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, are asked to cover two 10-hour day shifts per week, be available for call response two nights a week, attend bi-monthly training’s, and respond to emergencies in the district as needed. The goal of this three year 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 current resume to:

Grand Lake Fire Protection District
P O Box 1408
Grand Lake, CO 80447-1408
Attention: Assistant Chief St. Germain

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 for good standing

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 Assistant Chief St. Germain at sstgermain@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.

GLFPD Training Exercise
  • 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 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 Assistant Chief St. Germain, sstgermain@grandlakefire.org or at 970-627-8428.