COLORADO RIVER FIRE RESCUE
1850 RAILROAD AVENUE
RIFLE, COLORADO 81650
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Updated: June 10, 2019
Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic
Colorado River Fire Rescue is currently hiring for Firefighter/Paramedic. All testing must be completed by July 12, 2019.
Candidates must also complete the department application, found at www.crfr.us. Applications are due by 1700 hours MST July 12, 2019.
The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered further in the process.
Salary Information: $56,634-$74,152
All full time employees hired with CRFR receive a comprehensive benefits package outlined below:
The District reserves the right to modify such benefits from time to time, in its sole discretion, and subject to applicable law.
Contact Information:Leif SackettOperations Chief970-625-1243 Ext 25mailto:email@example.com
Department Overview: Colorado River Fire Rescue is a combination fire department made up of Volunteers, Part-time, and Full-time employees. Each and every member of the organization is dedicated to our community in every way, from community education programs, community prevention programs, to providing the highest level of care and compassion on every single call.
Area Information: Colorado River Fire Rescue proudly serves the communities of New Castle, Silt, and Rifle, Colorado. We provide all-hazards services, including structure and wildland fire protection, emergency medical services, hazardous materials and rescue response for these communities and the surrounding areas. Our total response area is approximately 851 square miles. In 2018, CRFR serviced 3,066 calls, an increase of 19.8% from the prior year, and 24.7% from 2016. 1,902 of those calls were medical and inter-facility transport calls, 135 were fires, 145 hazardous materials, and 884 were other types, such as good intent calls, false alarms, and special hazards.
Age: Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of application and time of appointment.
High School Grad/GED: Applicants must have a high school diploma, or equivalency certificate, to apply.
Valid COLORADO State Driver's License: Applicants must possess a valid Colorado Driver License by the time of appointment and have a satisfactory driving record, as determined by the District.
College: Preferred not required
Prior Experience: Preferred not required
Hiring Process: Step 1:
Complete and submit an online application with CRFR. Attach all required certifications to the job application. To do so, navigate to the following web address: www.crfr.us
Schedule yourself to take the National Testing Network Written Examination administered by any of the national testing sites by doing the following:
Colorado River Fire Rescue offers full testing services for the position of Fire Fighter through National Testing Network, Inc. To fill out an application and schedule a test, go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com, select Fire and sign up for Colorado River Fire Rescue.
What to expect at the www.nationaltestingnetwork.com website:
Description of Position: Under general supervision, a Firefighter/Paramedic shall perform firefighting and emergency medical services at a paramedic level required to protect life and/or property from the dangers of fire, medical emergency, hazardous materials, accidents, and natural or man-made disasters, using a variety of firefighting, emergency and medical procedures, techniques and equipment. A Firefighter/Paramedic shall perform the duties of medical and non-medical necessary inter-facility calls under the direction of the shift supervisor. Firefighters are required to work 48 hour shifts, including weekends and holidays. During those shifts, Firefighters live and work in close quarters with other individuals and must work cooperatively with other members of his or her team. Please refer to the position description for details on the job duties.
Shift: 48-96 Shift Schedule/Rotation
Criminal Record: A criminal background check will be conducted on all qualified candidates.
Any arrests or convictions will require further discussion and analysis with the candidate, but will not necessarily render the candidate ineligible. Any felony convictions within the past 7 years will render the candidate ineligible for the position because of the safety sensitive nature of the position and the position of trust the individual must hold with the citizens the District serves.
Equal Employment Opportunity: CRFR is committed to equal employment opportunity and complies with federal and state equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination laws.