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Thread: Lake Dillon & Red, White & Blue Fire Districts Hiring - Colorado

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    Post Lake Dillon & Red, White & Blue Fire Districts Hiring - Colorado

    Lake Dillon Fire and Red, White & Blue Fire Districts are now accepting application packets for a Career Firefighter Selection Process to be held in September 2012. Vacancies may or may not be immediately available. Interested applicants should apply no later than 16:00 on August 31, 2012.

    Red, White & Blue Fire Rescue - http://rwbfire.org/

    Lake Dillon Fire Rescue - http://lakedillonfirerescue.org/

    These departments cover the areas of (this list is not all inclusive) Keystone, A-Basin, Silverthorne, Lake Dillon, Frisco, Breckenridge and other communities. These are in the Colorado high country for anyone who is not familiar with Colorado.

    Note - Yes the Red Card is required. These departments see alot of wildland fires.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR FIREFIGHTER POSITION:
    • Current CO/IFSAC Firefighter I
    • Current CO EMT-Basic or Paramedic
    • Current CPR/AED certification
    • Current CO/IFSAC Hazardous Materials Awareness, Ops or Tech Certification
    • Incident Command System I-200, IS-700
    • Red Card (or S130/S190 certificate)

    PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE OR EXPERIENCE:
    • Associates Degree in Fire Science or related field
    • Previous Fire and/or Emergency Responder experience
    • National Registry EMT Basic or Paramedic
    • Demonstrated organizational, tactical, technical and communication skills preferred
    • Mechanical aptitude and computer skills preferred

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
    • Valid CO driver’s license or eligibility for valid license.
    • Must be at least 21 years of age
    • Extensive background evaluation, pre-employment drug screening and physical ability tests are conducted. Subject to post-offer/pre-employment medical examination.

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    Thank you very much for the heads up!

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    Know anymore info bout it?

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    What else would you like to know about it? I can take a stab at any questions or get the information you are looking for.

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    ColoradoDave - I don't have a current red card ether and I knew I couldn't get one before the deadline. I spoke to the HR rep who represents RWBFR & LDFR regarding that issue to see if there was any flexibility. I was told that if I submitted an application with a plan and timeframe to get the S-130/S-190 cert it would be considered in the hiring process.

    You can go to the Colorado Fire Camp in Salida, CO to get the certification. The next class is Sept 13th - 16th. It doesnt conflict with the hiring schedule set by this process.

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    Any word on if actually got spots open or this just strictly a list?

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    I don't know the answer to that. I have contacted the HR rep again to see if they actually are hiring or if it is a list but they have not got back to me yet. I will post on here once I know. If it is a list hopefully it will be good for several years.

    **Rumor is that RWB and LDFR are going to combine into one district. No idea if they will but it would make it a decent sized career mountain department but only time will tell.
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    So Matt the HR rep for both departments got back to me.

    He said a merger of the departments is likely but not a definite plan.

    The departments do not currently have any openings so the list is just for future avalibility.

    The list will be good for two years.
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    Thanks BoulderJ for asking around, do they have a residency restriction? Nothing like being a full time ff ad snowboarding pro to boot!!

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    There is no residency requirement for ether district.
    Haha sure would be nice to get off work in the morning and be a few minutes or a short walk away from the slopes!

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    Anyone hear anything yet?

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    Nothing yet, still another day before the application period closes. Per the application packet they will not let candidates know if they accepted their applications and are invited to test until 9/6, so not until next week. I have heard they "have a lot of applicants at this point".
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    here is what I
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    Well the 6th has come and passed, heard nothing so that can't be good for this guy
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    I received a call this morning from HR and he stated I had made it past the initial stage but the Chief's were still reviewing application packets. He said they would be in touch shortly by email to let those people know if they were invited to test on the 17th. That is the only update I have. Best of luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hazey View Post
    I received a call this morning from HR and he stated I had made it past the initial stage but the Chief's were still reviewing application packets. He said they would be in touch shortly by email to let those people know if they were invited to test on the 17th. That is the only update I have. Best of luck.
    Congrats brotha, hope to join ya soon!!
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    IFSAC seal is what is screwing me, my out of state cert don't bare that seal and they don't want to deal with the cert reciprocity.... Sucks being in this position.... I'm hoping I can do that reciprocity in my own? Any info on that would be soooo greatly appreciated.

    Congrats CoDave

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    FireMuscleMan21 - If you are looking for a job in Colorado I would recommend contacting the Colorado Division of Fire Safety - http://dfs.state.co.us/. They may have information on the reciprocity process for people out of state or with something other then IFSAC certs.

    Otherwise it may be all on the department you apply for as to whether they will accept it.

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    Anybody heard anything yet?

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