Loveland Fire Rescue Authority
Salary: $170,000 - $190,000
Loveland Fire Rescue Authority (LFRA) is a consolidated fire protection and emergency service agency specializing in fire and rescue related services to protect the life and property of their surrounding communities. Nestled in a lush valley at the entrance to the Big Thompson Canyon, Loveland, Colorado, is known as the “gateway to the Rockies” and is conveniently located just 35 minutes east of the Rocky Mountain National Park, just 45 minutes north of Denver and world class ski resorts, and 45 minutes south of Wyoming. One of two incorporated cities within Larimer County, Loveland and its surrounding communities enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year, with warm summers and snowy winters, making the area an outdoor paradise with an abundance of both indoor and outdoor activities.
Established in 2012 as an intergovernmental agreement between the City of Loveland and the Loveland Rural Fire Protection District, LFRA is governed by a five-member board. LFRA’s service area encompasses the urban city of Loveland, and portions of the suburban and rural communities of Drake, Masonville, Kellum, and the Town of Johnstown. Together, the region has a combined population of nearly 106,000 residents. LFRA is a combination department, utilizing both career and volunteer firefighters, and is organized into three divisions, each led by a division chief. Divisions include Administration, Community Safety, and Operations. Operating on a total budget of approximately $22 million, including a general fund of $18.5 million and a total of 128 staff members, LFRA is comprised of 107 career members, and 20 volunteer members. To date, 101 members of the workforce are sworn firefighters. LFRA functions out of six fire stations that are staffed 24/7, plus two volunteer stations that are staffed by volunteer firefighters. LFRA also has a station located at the Northern Colorado Regional Airport that is staffed 40 hours per week.
Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Fire Chief is the senior command position with overall responsibility for the direction and management of LFRA. The Fire Chief works closely and collaboratively with the Board, City Council, and the Rural District Board in assuring adequate fire protection, rescue, and life safety services to all citizens in the LFRA service area. The Fire Chief manages the enforcement of fire ordinances, laws, and codes, and oversees each division and manages all career and volunteer personnel activities and operations including administration, fire prevention, public education, firefighting, emergency medical services, emergency management and technical rescue, and hazardous material response.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in fire service, fire management, public administration, or a related field (equivalent combinations of education and experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis), 10 years of increasingly responsible command and supervisory experience in an organized fire department and/or authority, and 5 years of supervisory experience in a chief officer rank or executive role is required. Candidates must have State or national fire officer certifications; National Fire Academy Executive Officer Program (EFO) Graduate or enrolled with a specified completion date; Chief Fire Officer Designation (CFOD) or in process of obtaining; or have similar applicable certifications. Candidates must also have completed ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, and 700, and have a valid Driver’s License with a safe driving record.
For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Loveland Fire Rescue Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: July 6, 2021 (open until filled).
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