Congratulations Class 73!!

A very special congratulations to the JCCC Fire Academy #73 Cadets for completion of the program! This is a life changing step toward an amazing career!

From all of us at the JCCC Fire Science Division, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

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Job Posting: Executive Director of KY Fire Commission

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is searching for the next Executive Director of the Kentucky Fire Commission and Fire Rescue Training. Position details are as follows:

The Executive Director of the Kentucky Fire Commission and Fire Rescue Training is responsible for training, safety, education and funding of volunteer fire departments and paid firefighters across the Commonwealth of Kentucky and will report to the KCTCS Vice President primarily responsible for Administrative Services. The position will be responsible for improving legislation that regulates fire service in Kentucky. The Executive Director must be accessible 24×7 and available to subordinates, superiors, fire fighters, government officials and the general public.

• Direct the operations of Fire Commission and Fire Rescue Training
• Perform Homeland Security duties including supervising Governor’s exercise team, daily communication and correspondence and training coordinator, and memorandum of agreements (MOAs)
• Budget development, consultation, administration and review of $50 million annual budget
• Participate in committee, departmental, staff, fire school and fire departmental meetings
• Develop programs, policies and procedures for the Fire Commission and Fire Rescue Training
• Act as a legislative liaison for advocacy and research
• Review fire service training and equipment loan applications and grants
• Coordinates with KCTCS Chancellor for credit fire service educational program planning and teaching

• Bachelor’s Degree and seven (7) years related experience or equivalent

• Master’s Degree in Business (MBA), Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Master’s Degree in Fire Science, or related applicable discipline

• Previous experience in Fire Rescue, Fire Rescue Training, Emergency/Crisis Management
• Strong Supervisory/Leadership skills
• Prior administrative experience – Has either led or significantly contributed to organizational leadership including fiscal management of a large decentralized organization
• Experience with Kentucky Fire Service
• Experienced public speaker – well-spoken and charismatic with ability to communicate to a wide variety of audiences
• Approachable/Charismatic/Recognized Leader
• Prior governmental and legislative relations experience
• Ability to think strategically
• Demonstrated communication skills
• Strong problem solving skills
• Ability to transfer vision through leadership and personality into verifiable results
• Sound listener, strong motivator, with proven track record of accomplishments

KY law requires state and national pre-employment background checks as a condition of employment.
For full consideration, please apply by Friday, May 31, 2019.

Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview.

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Job Posting: Northwest Consolidated Fire District

Job Title: Firefighter/EMT

Annual Starting Earnings (Base; Excluding Overtime & Benefit Package):
$35,122 (Recruit)
$36,175 (Post-Probation in 1st Year)

Closing Date: January 10, 2019

NWCFD is establishing a hiring eligibility list for new Firefighter/EMT positions in 2019. Firefighters perform duties related to fire prevention, suppression, emergency rescue, basic life support, and first aid under emergency conditions frequently involving considerable danger. Employees in this classification work under direct supervision of a Battalion Chief or Lieutenant and must adhere to rules and regulations for the safety of all persons. Training provides firefighters with general guidance to perform this position, and ongoing knowledge development/maintenance is required.

NWCFD offers a competitive benefit package including a health, dental, and vision insurance plan, Kansas Police and Fire (KP&F) defined-benefit Retirement System, eligibility to voluntarily participate in the supplemental State of Kansas KPERS 457 deferred compensation plan, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, paid personal leave, paid holidays (x2.0 of regular wages on holidays worked; 12 hours on holidays not worked), and paid bereavement leave. Firefighters work a modified Berkeley shift schedule of alternating days of 24 hours on-duty and 24 hours off-duty for a total of three shift days over a five-day period. Firefighters are compensated with an overtime rate in accordance of the FLSA Section 7(k) exemption.


Must be 21 years or older
Must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record
High School Diploma or equivalent
Firefighter I and II Certifications
Kansas (Transitioned) or National EMT Certification
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certification taken within the last 12 months
Written Fire Service Entrance Exam (FSEE) with a score of 70 percent or better within the past two years
The ability to pass a post offer physical, drug screen, and background investigation

NWCFD Employment Application and copies of Firefighter I & II, Kansas (Transitioned) OR National Registry EMT certifications, CPAT, and FSEE results must be included to be considered as a qualified candidate. Please submit all documents along with a NWCFD Employment Application (available at the address below or online at via mail or in-person at:

Northwest Consolidated Fire District
9745 Kill Creek Rd.
De Soto, KS 66018

Questions can be directed to Battalion Chief Brandon Shipman at (913) 585-0075 ext. 8011 (M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

An Equal Opportunity Employer