ATTENTION STUDENTS – 2017 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship Program

Students pursuing careers in the Skilled Trades (electronic systems, HVAC, plumbing, welding, automotive, construction, facilities maintenance or other industrial trades), Public Safety (first responder, law enforcement-city, county, state, or prison guard, firefighter, fire safety, emergency medical tech, emergency management and disaster preparedness) or Supply Chain (supply chain management, transportation, distribution or logistics) are eligible to apply. The application with additional required documentation is also attached.

This scholarship is available to students in skilled trades, public service or supply chain programs. It is a $2,000 award for the upcoming academic year, awarded in August and late December. The funding comes to the school and is put on the students account versus going directly to them.

The deadline to apply is Friday March 31.  At this time I have no applicants and this program has awarded students from JCCC since 2012-2013.  Grainger must receive the information by Friday, March 31, so please return the information with all accompanying documents can be returned to me (2nd floor of Student Center) by Thursday, March 30 at 5pm. -Cindy Kleinsorge

Click the link below to access the application.

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For more information, contact: 

Cindy Kleinsorge

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Johnson County Community College

12345 College Blvd, Box 50

Overland Park, Ks  66210

913-469-8500 ext 4116

ckleinso@jccc.edu

Attention Directors – Job Posting: Louisiana State University

https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/LSU—Baton-Rouge/Assistant-Director-of-Certifications_R00009487-1

Job Posting Title:
Assistant Director of Certifications

Position Type:
Professional / Unclassified

Department:
LSUAM ORED – SNCSRT – FETI – Municipal Training and Certification (David Arthur Casey (00002560))

Work Location:
LSU – Baton Rouge

Pay Grade:
Professional

This is an Assistant Director of Certification position, which will be responsible for the overall development, security, maintenance and revisions of certification exams administered to emergency response personnel. Position is the state’s fire service certification manager in accordance with Louisiana state law RS §1542 and 1543, and serves as the accreditation manager for same. Position will also be responsible for developing and administering a budget for the certification program.
Job Responsibitilities:
Develop written direction related to various aspects of program area, with the Director. Develops short / long-range program goals & objectives in conjunction with Director & other program areas. Supervises record keeping / enrollment / program delivery performance data. Carries out assigned duties & responsibilities using appropriate computer hardware / software. (25%)
Directs and supervises the certification processes for Louisiana’s municipal and industrial fire services and other users. Responsible for test security, certification application, testing and completion records, scheduling of testing and evaluations on and off-site, electronic record keeping and data management, all in accordance with accreditation requirements and internal procedures. Insures proper and safe certification testing conditions. Develops reports that analyze current certification testing performance, trends, and projected service needs. (20%)
Develops, maintains and supervises full-time staff and WAE proctors trained to administer written and / or practical examinations for certification programs where appropriate. Works in conjunction with the Director of FETI in establishing performance expectations on an annual basis. Monitors and evaluates the performance of full-time and WAE staff. Maintains a list of adjunct instructors approved to administer certification tests. Oversees the training of Lead Evaluators. (15%)
Responsible for the development and administration of a budget for the Certification / Accreditation program area in consultation with the Director of FETI. Analyzes anticipated income and expenses associated with activities related to the program area for each fiscal year. Monitors status of expenses and income throughout teach fiscal year. Makes necessary adjustments in program area activities as needed throughout the year based upon predetermined financial objectives established for the program area. (15%)
Administers the accreditation of the State certification processes with the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (ProBoard). Maintains updates test banks, monitors changes in standards and accreditation processes, updates certification testing processes to current standards and monitors manipulative and cognitive examination for validity, reliability, and security. Participates in the accreditation meetings and site reviews. (10%)
Promotes the fire and emergency certification program; establishes working relationships with chiefs and training officers throughout state to ensure compliance with certification requirements. Works closely with the committees and / or organizations representing the target audience for specific certification programs during the development of those programs when appropriate. (10%)
Coordinates with FETI Training Managers regarding curriculum revisions, and provides guidance for compliance to national standard Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) and/or performance objectives that are utilized in certification testing. (5%)
Carries out other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of FETI.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Related Topic (Fire Science, Fire Safety, Fire Service Leadership, Mgmt or Admin), Emergency Services Mgmt, Educational Assessment, Adult or Vocational Education, Human Resources Mgmt, Public Admin and 8 yrs Fire Department Member with at least 2 years as a full-time fire officer or supervisor / manager of a fire service training or fire related educational provider.
Note: 4 years’ experience in supervising fire service certification or training programs may substitute for the required eight years as a member of a fire department.
Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Fire Related Topic (Fire Science, Fire Safety, Fire Service Leadership, Mgmt or Admin), Emergency Services Mgmt, Educational Assessment, Adult or Vocational Education, Human Resources Mgmt, Public Admin and 9+ yrs Fire Department Member with at least 2 years as a full-time fire officer or supervisor / manager of a fire service training or fire related educational provider. AdditionaI experience supervising fire certification, training or educational programs may substitute for degree topics listed. Experience in the development / use of evaluation instruments, test item analysis, interpretation of results; question validity, reliability and disparate impact. Supervisory experience at IFSC or ProBoard accredited certification agency
Special / Physical Qualifications:
Occasional evenings and weekends, some out of state travel primarily for accreditation related activities. Due to the nature of the position and / or position responsibilities this position shall be subject to drug / alcohol testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67.
Certifications / License Requirements:
IFSAC or ProBoard Instructor II: Certification from accredited fire service agency.
Note: Coursework and equivalent hours of instruction may substitute with certification in one year.

Additional Job Description:
Special Instructions:
Please attach ALL required documents under the Resume / CV section of your application.

A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Please provide resume and three (3) professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.

Posting Date:
March 9, 2017

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

Additional Position Information:
Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Essential Position (Y/N):
No

EEO Statement:
LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu

Job Posting: Kansas City Kansas Fire Department

UNIFIED GOVERNMENT OF WYANDOTTE COUNTY/KANSAS CITY, KANSAS

FIREFIGHTER EMT AND FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC

John Paul Jones Fire Chief

Posting Begins: March 2, 2017

Posting Ends: April 5, 2017

Anticipated Hire Date: August 17, 2017

Applications and instructions to applicants may be obtained in the Human Resources Department of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, 701 North 7th Street, Rm. 646, Kansas City, Kansas between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Applicants must be a United States citizen; possess a valid driver’s license; good moral character; vision with at least 20/100 correctable to 20/30; and be 19 years of age by date of hire. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Applicants applying for Firefighter/EMT must have current certification as a Kansas Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); or currently possess a National Registry Certification. Applicants with the National Registry Certification must complete the conversion process with the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services for Certification as a Kansas Emergency Medical Technician within Sixty (60) days of being hired. Failure to possess Kansas EMT Certification by those sixty (60) days will result in immediate termination. The approximate starting salary is $3062.81 per month.

Applicants applying for Firefighter/Paramedic (MICT) must have a current certification as a Kansas Paramedic; or currently possess a National Registry Certification as a Paramedic (EMT-P); or a current Kansas Certified Emergency Medical Technician who is currently enrolled in a Kansas Paramedic program; or a National Registry EMT who is currently registered in a National Registry EMT-P program must provide a letter from school of attendance confirming program enrollment and graduation date. Pending-Paramedic (MICT) applicants must possess their Kansas Paramedic certification within one year from their date of hire; failure to do so will result in immediate termination. Applicants with the National Registry Certification (EMT-P) must complete the conversion process with the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services for Kansas Certification within sixty (60) days from the date of hire. Failure to possess Kansas Certification within those sixty (60) days will result in immediate termination. Applicants must have current ACLS Certification. The approximate starting salary is: $3521.66 per month.

Applicants applying for Firefighter EMT or Firefighter Paramedic must return the completed application with all of the following:

  • Official High School Transcript (Sealed Envelope) (ANY AND ALL HIGH SCHOOLS ATTENDED)
  • Official GED displaying scores (Sealed Envelope) (IF APPLICABLE)
  • Official College Transcripts – if applicable (Sealed Envelope) (ANY AND ALL COLLEGES ATTENDED)
  • Birth Certificate (Original State Certified Document) (A COPY IS NOT ACCEPTABLE)
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Proof of Certification (Must show expiration date)
  • ACLS Certification (Paramedic’s only)
  • DD-214 – Long form which specifies type and reason for discharge (If applicant has prior military service)
  • Pre-Employment Questionnaire**INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED**
    PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST PRESENT THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED – COPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. HUMAN RESOURCES WILL COPY DOCUMENTS THAT ARE REQUIRED.Applicants applying for the position of Firefighter EMT or Paramedic will be required to pass a written examination and physical ability examination. Applicants passing both the written and physical agility will proceed to a preliminary interview and background check. Applicants selected for a conditional offer of employment will participate in post offer testing to include a psychological evaluation (which includes a written assessment and Clinical Assessment Interview with department psychologist), CVSA (Computer Voice Stress Analysis) evaluation, and physical and drug screen. Applicant must be a resident of Wyandotte County or willing to relocate within 12 months from date of hire.

EOE

To Obtain An Application: Application packets may be picked up in the Human Resources Department of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, 701 North 7th Street, Room 646, Kansas City, Kansas 66101 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00pm Monday thru Friday. Application packets may be requested from Human Resources by phone, email, or by mail at the below address.

ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THE FIREFIGHTER/EMT/PARAMEDIC POSITION. THE APPLICATION ON THE UNIFIED GOVERNMENT WEBSITE IS NOT THE CORRECT APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION.

Completed applications, together with all forms required must be filed with Human Resources no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Applicants applying for Firefighter EMT/PARAMEDIC must return the completed application with all of the following: Applicants must submit their application in person with the following original documents:

**INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED**

  •  Official High School Transcript (Sealed Envelope) (ANY AND ALL HIGH SCHOOLS ATTENDED)
  •  Official GED displaying scores (Sealed Envelope) (IF APPLICABLE)
  •  Official College Transcripts – if applicable (Sealed Envelope) (ANY AND ALL COLLEGESATTENDED)
  •  Birth Certificate (Original State Certified Document) (A COPY IS NOT ACCEPTABLE)
  •  Valid Driver’s License
  •  Proof of Certification (Must show expiration date)
  •  ACLS Certification (Paramedics only)
  •  DD-214 – Long form which specifies type and reason for discharge (if applicant has priormilitary service)
  •  Pre-Employment QuestionnaireOut of Town Applicants: Applicants outside of a 50-mile radius are considered out of town applicants. (This includes Topeka to the West, St. Joseph to the North, Warrensburg to the East, and Paola to the South). Out of town applicants may submit their applications by mail, provided all required documentation is included.Tentative Dates:Written exam: April 12, 2017 Physical Agility: April 26, 2017(This information is provided as a courtesy for the applicant and is not intended to be utilized for any other purposes) EOE

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST PRESENT THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED – COPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. HUMAN RESOURCES WILL COPY DOCUMENTS THAT ARE REQUIRED.

  1. Out of Town Applicants: Applicants outside of a 50-mile radius are considered out of town applicants. (This includes Topeka to the West, St. Joseph to the North, Warrensburg to the East, and Paola to the South). Out of town applicants may submit their applications by mail, provided all required documentation is included.Tentative Dates:Written exam: April 12, 2017 Physical Agility: April 26, 2017(This information is provided as a courtesy for the applicant and is not intended to be utilized for any other purposes) EOE

Kansas City, KS Fire Department Disqualifiers

DUI within the last 3 years
Multiple DUI’s
Marijuana use within the last 12 months Illicit drug use within the last 3 years Falsification of documentation
Felony conviction

Free Training Opportunity: Consolidated Fire District 2

This is a FREE 3 hour class, which will be covering same material both days in an effort to reach more people.

Although we do not require names, we do ask that you try to e-mail us how many will be attending from your organization.  The class will be held in the bay at Station 21, where we have our extractor and cleaning operations.  There will be plenty of room and the instructor says large class sizes do not bother him!

Thanks, and have a great day!

Steve Chick, Jr.

Training Chief

Consolidated Fire District No.2

NE Johnson County Kansas

Office (913) 432-1105 x432

Mobile (913) 208-9194

Steve.chick@cfd2.org

www.cfd2.org

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Job Posting: Leavenworth Fire Department

Firefighter: The City of Leavenworth is seeking qualified, motivated applicants to perform specialized firefighting and rescue duties under emergency conditions frequently involving considerable physical danger on regular 24 hour shifts; Responsible for assisting in maintenance of fire equipment, apparatus, and quarters. Min Quals: Graduation from HS or equivalent; at least 21 years old at time of appointment; valid driver’s license at time of application, must obtain KS Class “B” driver’s license, or out of state equivalent, w/in 90 days of appointment; IFSAC Firefighter I and II certification, Haz-Mat Operations level certification and KS EMT-B or Paramedic certification at time of appointment (certifications must be attached to be eligible). Salary: $34,702 plus excellent benefits. EOE/AA.

For a detailed position description and application go to www.lvks.org.   If qualified, please apply in person at Workforce Partnership Center, 515 Limit, Ste 200. Completed applications must be received NLT 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

Position Title:                  Firefighter

Department:                      Fire

Division:                            Firefighting

FLSA:                               Non-Exempt

Retirement:                       KP&F

Effective Date:                 February 9, 2017

 

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

General duty firefighting and rescue work on a regular 24 hour shift. Firefighting is the protection of life and property by combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires. An employee in this class performs specialized firefighting and rescue duties under emergency conditions frequently involving considerable physical danger.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Captain and/or Acting Captain. Work is performed under the direct supervision of superior officers but requires thorough individual understanding of firefighting and rescue methods. Work is reviewed by observation of fire department officers.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May assist to coordinate, instruct, or supervise the work of new recruits or other personnel.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

(Duties listed below do not include all tasks which may be performed)

Fire Suppression and Rescue:

  • responds to alarms, enters burning buildings, operates nozzle, pumps, aerial devices, hand-held fire extinguishers, and/or other firefighting and emergency response equipment as directed
  • rides apparatus, lays and connects hoses to hydrants
  • may drive fire apparatus to and from fires
  • directs fire streams and extinguishes fire in a wide variety of situations
  • removes persons from danger and gives first aid to injured persons as needed
  • performs salvage operations during and after fire
  • performs various rescue and medical assistance duties which may include removing victims from occupancies filled with heat, smoke or toxic gases, and freeing victims from trapped vehicles
  • some of the specific hazards the employee will be exposed to and functions employee must perform are:
  • operates both as a member of a team and independently at incidents of uncertain duration;
    • spends extensive time outside exposed to the elements;
    • tolerates extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing duties. Must perform physically demanding work in hot, cold, and humid atmospheres while wearing equipment that significantly impairs body cooling mechanisms;
    • experiences frequent transition from hot to cold and humid to dry atmospheres;
    • ability to use manual and power tools;
    • operates both manual and automatic transmission vehicles;
    • relies on senses of sight, hearing, smell, and touch to help determine nature of emergency, maintain personal safety and make critical decisions in a confused, chaotic, and potentially life threatening environment throughout the duration of the operation
    • Training
  • attends and participates in formal and phased intensive training and instruction sessions in firefighting and rescue methods, first aid, and other fire department activities
  • learns city streets, hydrant locations, water supply systems, high risk buildings, and other facilities of the City of Leavenworth
  • participates in the department’s physical fitness program Maintenance and Repair
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  • does routine housekeeping and maintenance duties at the fire station or in connection with fire equipment
  • responsible for assisting in maintenance of fire equipment, apparatus, and quarters.
  • Inspections
  • participates in fire inspections as a member of a fire crew
  • Peripheral Duties
  • Maintains and monitors a safety culture in accordance with City policy. This culture will minimize accidents, injuries and property damage
  • Performs more technical and specialty work, in fire investigations, public education, or similar functions, as time and training permits
  • Assists in administrative activities as assigned
  • Assists in training new employees as assigned
  • Receives and relays fire calls and alarms. Operates radio and other communication equipment.
  • May perform other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
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  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
  • Be at least 21 years old at time of appointment.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of application (and maintain for duration of employment) and meet insurability standards under fleet insurance policy.
  • Must obtain a Kansas Class “B” driver’s license, or out of state equivalent, within 90 days of appointment.
  • Must not have been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor crimes of a violent nature.
  • IFSAC Firefighter I and II Certification at time of appointment.
  • Haz-Mat Operations level at time of appointment.
  • Kansas EMT-B or Paramedic certification at time of appointment and must retain a minimum of Kansas EMT-B level certification for the duration of employment.
  • Must successfully pass departmental physical agility and written exam (current CPAT and FSEE will be accepted in lieu of department testing.) Must successfully attain department certified Relief Driver status within 18 months of hire date.NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES_                  –     gain knowledge of the geography, hydrant locations, water supply systems, and high risk buildings and facilities of the City of Leavenworth;                  –     control emotions and actions in stressful situations;                 –     become familiar with the Rules and Regulations Manual, Standard Operation Procedures, Safety Manual, and other pertinent information relating to the Fire Department and/or City; andDESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
  •                   –     acquire knowledge of City Ordinances relating to the fire department, fire code enforcement and inspection areas.
  •                 –     respond quickly and logically on the fire ground;
  •                   –     withstand heavy physical activity during stressful situations;
  • Required to:    acquire knowledge of modern firefighting methods, hydraulics, fireground and rescue techniques, first aid, and related matters;
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  • SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Effective April 1, 2017 – Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) Certification within the last 12 months and Fire Service Entrance Exam (FSEE) with a score of 70% or better within the last 24 months. (Departmental physical agility and written exam will no longer be offered.)
  • IFSAC Driver/Operator Certification.TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
  • Employee must acquire a working knowledge of:
    • emergency medical apparatus (ambulance), fire apparatus, fire pumps, hoses, and other standard fire fighting and rescue equipment, ladders, radio, personal computer, etc. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Feld Donates 20 Scott Airpacks

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Johnson County Fire programs would like to thank Feld Fire Equipment for their generous donation of 20 Scott SCBA’s to the Fire Academy. Feld Fire Equipment has provided valuable support for many years.

Address: 1330 NW Jefferson St, Grain Valley, MO 64029

Phone: (800) 568-2403

dsc00951Students in the Fire Academy are trained in the proper care and use of the self contained breathing apparatus. This very important piece of equipment saves lives of firefighters every day. Thanks to Feld the students are able to move more adeptly through their drills on the