| EMERGENCY FIREFIGHTER
The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit (UCR) is looking for interested applicants to compete for approximately fifteen sponsored 2013 Emergency Firefighter (EFF) positions to assist in suppression, and support the management of wildland fires. Interested parties will be placed in a call when needed status. Not all applicants will be selected. Call up will be for tour of duty only and Emergency Fire Fighters do not have status as Federal Employees.
Fire is a complex, dynamic, and often unpredictable phenomenon. Fire fighting requires mobilizing a complex organization that includes management, command, support, and fire suppression personnel, as well as aircraft, vehicles, machinery, and communications equipment. While the magnitude and complexity of the fire itself and of the human suppression response to it will vary, the fact that fire suppression operations are inherently dangerous will never change. The UCR recognizes the importance and need for Emergency Firefighter (EFF) as an integral component of our emergency incident work force.
How to get sponsored
On Wednesday May, 8th, 2013 at 1000hrs there will be an EFF information and interview day. This will consist of an hour long orientation and information meeting beginning at 1000hrs ay the West Zone fire yard at 2815 H road in Grand Junction. Following the information meeting will be 10-15 minute interviews with applicants. We recommended you bring with you a short one page resume’ with information about yourself and that includes your contact information, your skills, and your experience. Following the short interview there will be an opportunity to go on a run and navigate an agility course with West Zone Fire Staff to experience what kind of arduous conditioning is needed to be successful as a wildland firefighter.
Standard assignment length is up to 14 days, exclusive of travel from and to home unit, with possible extensions. Time spent in staging and preposition status counts toward the 14-day limit, for all personnel. Some local assignments may only be a day or two at a time and depending on fire activity could last for much longer periods. The pay rate for this position is a flat rate and varies depending on experience and qualifications. The standard AD pay plan is available at the link below. EFF’s are generally paid are an AD-B or C rate. http://gacc.nifc.gov/rmcc/administrative/docs/Personnel%20Bulletin%2011-09.pdf
To become an EFF firefighter you will require basic firefighter class (s-130/190). Applicants without this training that are selected to be sponsored will be provided this training by West Zone Fire Staff. Upon completion of the classes, certification is issued annually in the form of an Incident Qualification Card (Red Card), which certifies that the individual is qualified to perform in a specified position.
Work Capacity Test
Successfully passing the Arduous Pack Test annually is required to be “Red-Carded” as a firefighter. This test consists of carrying a 45 lb. pack 3 miles, in under, 45 min.. The work capacity test will be administered after successful completion of a physical examination.
Jeremy Spetter 970-244-3108 or Russ Long 970-244-3101
"The Federal Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.”
Page Last Modified: February 25, 2013