FIRE DISTRICT NEWS & UPDATES
Seasonal Firefighter Recruitment 2023
Application Period: January 27, 2023 - February 24, 2023
The District is anticipating the need for seasonal firefighters this year. Staffing during the wildland fire season (3-8 months) may include Engine and Inspector assignments.
- Engine: Firefighters in Engine assignments fight wildland, rural, and structural fires and respond to various other emergencies including medical emergencies. Additional responsibilities include repairing equipment and general station housekeeping.
- Defensible Space Inspector: The Defensible Space Inspector will conduct professional work in fire prevention or other related work. Examples of work tasks include but are not limited to one or more of the following:
- Perform defensible space inspections in accordance with Public Resources Code Section 4291.
- Increase awareness, knowledge and actions implemented by individuals and communities to reduce human loss and property damage from wildfires, such as defensible space and other fuels reduction activities, fire prevention and fire safe building standards.
Minimum qualifications at time of appointment include:
- 18 years of age
- High School Diploma or G.E.D.
- Current Professional Provider CPR card
- Valid, non-restricted California Driver’s License
- FF 1 Academy Certification
- Valid CA. EMT License
- Successful completion of Marin County Wildland Academy or California (Cal Fire) Wildland Certificate or other training as approved by the District
- Current firefighting and EMS experience
- College Fire Science studies
- NWCG Firefighter Type 2
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to learn firefighting tactics and EMS techniques
- Ability to learn the operation and maintenance of equipment
- Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
- Ability to communicate effectively
- Ability to do strenuous physical activity for extended periods of time
Testing and Eligible List:
Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination may consist of a highly qualified review, application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates' names will be placed on the eligible list.
Compensation, $17.00 - $28.00 hourly (depending on experience). Schedules may vary. The 48/96 shift assignment may be used while assigned to an engine. A 40-hour workweek is used for D-Space inspectors. Schedules may be adjusted to fit the needs of the district. This is a non-benefit position.
How to apply:
Interested candidates complete the application of employment at www.kentfieldfire.org Candidates must submit a completed application, a letter of intent, and a resume outlining the qualifications (returning Seasonal Firefighters need only complete a letter of intent) to the Administration Office by noon, Friday February 24, 2023. The outside of the envelope addressed: 2023 Seasonal Firefighter Program.
Kentfield Fire Protection District
Kentfield Fire Protection District is a special district formed under the authority of the California Health and Safety Code. The District has an excellent Class 1 ISO (Insurance Services Office) rating.
Twelve full-time Professional Firefighters, one full-time Fire Inspector, five Volunteer Firefighters and three Seasonal Firefighters (every fire season) are employed by the District. All District personnel are State certified to their classification and rank. The District’s daily staffing is three firefighters. Available within minutes are four neighboring automatic aid engines, twenty immediate need mutual-aid engines, and eight immediate need “wildland” mutual-aid engines and four truck companies.
The District is a member of the California Inter-County Mutual-Aid Plan and the Marin County Automatic and Mutual-Aid Plan, covering emergencies and disasters such as fires, floods, mass-casualty incidents, and earthquakes. All District personnel are Hazardous Materials First Responder Certified. The Kentfield Fire Protection District provides paramedic service through the Ross Valley Paramedic Authority Joint Powers Agreement. All District personnel are Emergency Medical Technician Certified.
For the purpose of mitigating serious hazardous material incidents, the District participates in the Marin County Hazardous Materials Joint Powers Agreement. All District personnel are Hazardous Materials First Responder Certified.
All District personnel are provided with extensive structural and wildland fire fighting, rescue, medical and emergency management training in accordance with Federal, State and locally accepted standards.
The California Fire Code and Public Resource Code are adopted and enforced by the District. Annual inspections of commercial and residential occupancies are conducted.
Our vision is to continue excellence in fire service delivery, operationally, financially, and politically.
The Kentfield Fire Protection District exists to care for, protect, and serve our communities
Excellence: Consistently deliver the highest-quality service.
Integrity: We do the right thing, even when it's difficult, to preserve honesty.
Empathy: Build relationships on respect and compassion.
Innovation: Foster an environment of original thought.
Our Guiding Principles
We are committed to the protection of life, property and the environment.
We believe that our communities are the reason for our existence.
We will foster and sustain the trust of our communities and each other, while also protecting that confidence through our attitude, conduct, and actions.
We will serve our communities with honesty, fairness, and integrity.
We will pursue safe, effective, timely, economical, and measurable solutions.
We will consistently provide professional, skilled, and compassionate customer service.
We will be sensitive to the changing needs of our communities.