Firefighter I or II DOQ

  • CITY OF LOVELAND, COLORADO
  • 500 E. Third Street, Loveland, Colorado
  • May 11, 2021
Full Time Fire and EMS

Job Description

Our firefighters protect life and property by operating in a firefighting and rescue capacity at various emergencies, such as fires, technical rescues, medical emergencies, hazardous material releases, disaster operations, and any other emergency that presents risk to the public. Operate under the supervision of the Company Officer, Group or Division Supervisor, or Incident Commander.

Salary Information:

  • FF Level I $57,657 annually/$19.80 hourly
  • FF Level II $67,558 annually/$23.20 hourly
Benefit Information:At LFRA, we recognize the importance of providing a comprehensive benefits program in an effort to help you and your family members maintain your health and well-being.

  • Retirement:Defined contribution plan through ICMA-RC and optional 457 plan
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance:Up to 1.5 times annual salary
    • Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance for employees and eligible dependents
  • Medical Insurance:Four (4) medical options available through Colorado Employers Benefits Trust (CEBT)/United Healthcare
  • Dental Insurance:Dental plan available through CEBT/Delta Dental of Colorado
  • Vision Insurance:Vision plan available through CEBT/VSP
  • Mental Well-Being:Staff Psychologist, Peer Support Team & Employee Assistance Programs
  • Leave Programs:Vacation, medical, holiday, bereavement, and more
  • Disability Leave:Short- and Long-term disability plans
  • Other Benefits:Flexible spending plans, tuition reimbursement, travel assistance, Chilson Recreation Center discount
This position must attend Front Range Fire Consortium Fire (FRFC) Academy.

Specifically, this position:

  • Ensures the response readiness and operating reliability of all firefighting, communication and personal protective equipment assigned.
  • Works two consecutive 24-hour shifts and is prepared to respond at any time.
  • Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of the fire facilities, equipment and apparatus such as: maintaining cleanliness of station; making minor repairs; caring for the grounds around station; washing, hanging and drying hose; washing cleaning, polishing, and testing apparatus equipment.
  • Performs firefighting activities including laying hose and performing fire combat, containment, and extinguishment tasks.
  • Participates in the rescue and recovery of trapped persons utilizing specialized equipment and/or other operational needs as determined by the Incident Commander.
  • Participates in business pre-fire planning and inspections of buildings, hydrants and other structures.
  • Responds for recall to duty within Department operating policies.
  • Maintains health and fitness standards meeting all department physical capability testing requirements on an annual basis, and prior to resuming full firefighting duties from extended injury or illness.
The Firefighter must have:

  • A working knowledge of Emergency Medical Services.
  • The ability to learn fire suppression operations and the use of emergency equipment.
  • The ability to learn and apply standard firefighting, emergency aid, hazardous materials, and fire prevention techniques.
  • The ability to perform strenuous or peak physical activities during emergency, training or station maintenance activities for prolonged periods of time under extreme conditions such as heights, intense heat, cold, or smoke.
  • The ability to act effectively in emergency and stressful situations.
  • The ability to effectively communicate and follow verbal and written instructions in the English language.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write reports related to incident response.
  • The ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.
Qualifications

  • Valid Driver’s License with a safe driving record
  • NTN FireTEAMandNTN Public Safety Self-Assessment (PSSA)Part 1 (by application deadline)
  • Current CPAT certificate (by application deadline)
  • Possession of NIMS ICS 100/200/700/800 (by application deadline)
  • CPR-Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Provider or equivalent
  • Must be able to successfully complete the Front Range Fire Consortium Academy (FRFC) and pass the Academy test.
    • Within FRFC Academy, must obtain Basic Wildland Firefighter - S130/190, L180
  • Possession of or must obtain, Colorado, DPHE, EMT-Basic within three (3) months of hire date
  • Possession of or must obtain, Colorado, DFPC, IFSAC Firefighter I or higher within nine (9) months of hire date
  • Possession of or must obtain, Colorado, DFPC, IFSAC Hazardous Materials Operations or higher within nine (9) months of hire date
  • Ice Rescue Technician within 12 months of hire date.
  • Possession of or must obtain, Colorado, DFPC, IFSAC DO Utility emergent driving course within nine (9) months hire date (VFIS or equivalent)
  • In addition to the above certifications, the FFII position requires possession of Colorado, DFPC, IFSAC Firefighter II, DO Pumper
Education

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Associate's Degree in the Fire Protection discipline or related field preferred
Please click here to review the complete Firefighter I job description.
Please click here to review the complete Firefighter II job description.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment driving record and criminal background check, and drug screen. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which LFRA tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.

Recruitment Timeline

(LFRA reserves the right to alter any recruitment process without notice)



5/31 at 4:30pm

Application Deadline – NTN FireTEAM and Public Safety Self-Assessment (PSSA) Part 1 testing must be complete by application submittal deadline in order to be considered for the position.



6/7-6/16

Interviews*



By 6/23

Offers extended and/or Eligibility List is created



6/28

Equipment sizing and physical assessment*



8/9

Employment Start Date* (if needed for the 8/23 academy start date)



8/23

FRFC Academy*

* must be in-person – Loveland, CO

Job Address

500 E. Third Street, Loveland, Colorado 80537 United States View Map