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JOB DESCRIPTION: Fire Chief
August 8, 2013
The Southwestern Highway 115 Fire Protection District (FPD), an Equal Opportunity Employer, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of full-time, paid Fire Chief and Chief Executive Officer and Administrator of the FPD District under the supervision of FPD Board of Directors. He/She will be responsible for implementing the rules, policies and procedures established by the Board in a fair and impartial manner that best serves the goals and purposes of the District and a highly qualified team of career staff and volunteer firefighters who work cooperatively to meet the service goals of the District as established by the Board.
Residence should be within 30 miles of the District. Attendance and involvement in fire District incidents and activities is expected.
We are looking for an individual who has the appropriate level of verifiable knowledge, skills and experience necessary to lead a modern, combined fire department. Candidates must have successful leadership experience and management skills in personnel administration as well as all phases of fire, rescue, hazardous materials and emergency medical services. The ideal candidate will have a professional history of leading by example, mentoring, coaching and promoting leadership development.
The Southwestern Highway 115 Fire Protection District is located in the foothills, southwest of Colorado Springs and lies entirely within the wildland urban interface, encompasses approximately 37 square miles at an average elevation 6,800 feet. We responded to 166 calls in 2012, providing fire protection and emergency medical services to 776 developed and undeveloped lots, 2 quarries and 3 small businesses
Salary Range: $40-50,000 based upon qualifications and experience.
How to Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume with the subject “2013 Southwestern Fire Protection District Fire Chief Applicant” to firstname.lastname@example.org later than 1700 MDT on September 1, 2013. Applications received after that date and time will not be considered.
In your cover letter, please indicate your experience in managing a combined fire department, supervising wildland fire operations, conflict resolution experience, and your involvement in community and media relations.
U. S. Citizen
High school diploma
5 years firefighting experience
2 years in a leadership role (company officer or higher)
Firefighter II certification
Fire Officer I certification or (within 1st year)
EMT (Basic) or (within first 6 months)
S 130 & 190 Qualified
Wildland Urban Interface Class
The PPFFA Fire Rehab Services recently purchased four (4) replacement high intensity LED scene lights from ROI Fire, one of our supporting business members in the Denver area. Two of the lights will replace the old scene lights on our Emergency Services Support Trailer that were used up during the Waldo Canyon Fire last summer, and the other two came with detachable tripods and were mounted to Rehab Squad 52.
The new lights are extremely bright and were first used at the Highway 24 / Big R hay barn fire last month, one day after being mounted and placed into service. The addition of these new lights should provide yet another resource to our area emergency responders and can be requested through the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Dispatch requesting Fire Rehab and they will automatically be available when Rehab Services are on scene. If one of our member agencies needs scene lighting and would like to keep their response equipment IN SERVICE, consider calling Fire Rehab for their new lights.
On Friday January 25, 2013, The Pikes Peak Firefighters Association graciously accepted a $15,000.00 contribution from the Gary Sinise Foundation on behalf of our area firefighters for their outstanding efforts and sacrifice during the Waldo Canyon Fire this past summer. The presentation / press conference was attended by Sheriff Terry Makita and other representatives from the Sheriff's Office, Commissioner Dennis Heisy, representatives from the Colorado Springs Fire Department, and many other area individuals and agencies.
Gary Sinise and The Lt. Dan Band would like to return to The Colorado Golf Club this spring on May 19th & 20th for a two day fund raising effort for the Gary Sinise Foundation. Participating sponsers are currently being sought to make this event a reality. If you are interested in helping this effort please contact the event organizers, The IRIS Fire Investigations Group, at www.irisfire.com or at (303) 548-4344.
The PPFFA Fire Rehab Group now has a new home and base of operations. On Saturday April 21, 2012 both response squads and all support equipment and supplies were relocated to The Donald Wescott Fire Station #3 (old station #2) at 15000 Sunhills Drive in the Glenneagle area of Colorado Springs. For the moment the Emergency Services Support Trailer will be located on private proberty until an adequate location for storage can be determined. The PPFFA greatfully appreciates The Black Forest Fire District for their years of support and gracious use of their facilities, and we appreciate the Donald Wescott Fire Protection District for their support and facilities, and we are looking forward to a long term relationship. This move to Wescott Station 3 is like moving back home . . . Wescott Fire was the inspiration, motivation, and contributor of the "BUS", our first response vehicle.
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