Paramedic / FIrefighter

Firefighter/EMT (Basic or Paramedic)
Crested Butte Fire Protection District - Crested Butte, Colorado

Sep 1, 2023

Application Deadline:
Sep 29, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$63,588 - $75,700 DOQ and experience annual

Job Description

Bring your paramedic career to the beautiful mountains of Western Colorado! The Crested Butte Fire Protection District (CBFPD) is in search of an experienced paramedic to relocate to our small town with a relaxed lifestyle. Crested Butte is a mountain resort community located in the Gunnison Valley of Western Colorado known as Colorado's wildflower capital. Enjoy skiing, biking, fishing, boating and other outdoor activities while serving the public on a 48/96 shift pattern. Bring your family to our safe and friendly community, with only 5,000 permanent residents, exceptional scenic beauty, and an award winning K-12 school. The CBFPD has a 50-year history as an EMS-focused fire department that runs approximately 650 calls per year located 27 miles from the local hospital. CBFPD paramedics see interesting, but not an overwhelming number of calls. As a small department, you will be part of a team that meets a wide variety of local emergency service needs including ambulance transport and fire protection. Structural or wildland firefighting experience is preferred. The CBFPD is most interested in finding an accomplished paramedic with a passion for excellent clinical care, a strong customer focus, and a willingness apply firefighting skills when needed.

Additional Information

  • Starting salary range of $63,588 - $75,700 DOQ and experience. Top grade is $87,812
  • Incentive bonuses available for specific certifications (i.e. critical care)
  • 100% employer paid health, dental, and vision coverage
  • Participation in Colorado Fire & Police Pension Association defined benefit retirement plan
  • Competitive vacation and sick time
  • $1000 per year annual recreation (i.e. ski pass) benefit
  • District provided housing and down payment assistance available
  • Small team environment
  • Wellness benefits including EAP program, department chaplain, and regular yoga sessions
  • Uniforms provided, including cool mountain outerwear

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21+
  • Education: Associate Degree or higher in any field
  • Experience: 3 or more years as a paramedic

Required Qualifications

  • Valid Colorado Paramedic Certificate or License
  • Current CPR and ACLS certification
  • Valid Colorado drivers license with acceptable driving record
  • Sucessful completion of baseline physical assessment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Firefighter I or II certification
  • Hazardous Materials - Operations certification
  • Basic Wildland Firefighter certificatio

Contact Information

Robert Weisbaum

Crested Butte Fire Protection District
Crested Butte, Colorado 81224
phone: 970-349-5333

How to Apply

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Please fill out a CBFPD employment application and send a resume to EMS and Fire Chief Robert Weisbaum at:

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