Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic and Firefighter/Maintenance Specialist

Location: Columbus, MT
Columbus Rural Fire District #3 (CRFD) is accepting applications for the positions of Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic (2) and Firefighter/Maintenance Specialist.
These positions are open due the successful acquisition of a SAFER Grant from the Department of Homeland Security. These positions will work within the chain of command established within the organization.  Applicants must possess strong communication, leadership, and organizational skills, as well as proven integrity in working with volunteer organizations and the community. Successful candidates must realize that they will be working to provide support to a predominately volunteer organization and in many cases will be working under Volunteer officers.
Columbus Fire Rescue (collectively the Columbus Rural Fire District #3 and the Town of Columbus Fire Department), located in Stillwater County in south central Montana, is a large, geographically-diverse rural fire district. CRFD serves a municipal community of about 2,000 residents as well as a rural area of approximately 700 square miles and 6,500 residents with 40 volunteer and 2 career staff. CRFD provides structural and wildland fire protection, EMS, HAZMAT, and rescue within its jurisdiction. CRFD is the only ALS provider in the county and provides mutual aid to all other Fire and EMS agencies in the county.
The salary range for this position is $15.50 to $17.00 per hour DOE and is full time. These positions include excellent benefits including health insurance, accidental death and disability insurance, retirement, and paid vacation and holidays. This position is currently funded for a period of two years, with the possibility of further funding in the future.
Preferences will be shown to applicants who are post 9/11 war veterans with the appropriate qualifications as to the positions.
The application deadline is MARCH 1st at 5:00 PM. Applications and a copy of the complete job description can be picked up at the Columbus Fire Station located at 944 E. Pike or they can be found at For questions about the position, please call 406-322-4302 or email Rich Cowger at Applicants should include a resume, cover letter, and a completed application in their submissions to:
Columbus Rural Fire District #3
PO Box 285
Columbus, Mt 59019

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