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Fire Fighter-Ponemah Unit - RED LAKE FIRE DEPARTMENT


Fire Fighter-Ponemah Unit


Open: February 18, 2014 Closing Date: March 21, 2014 @ 3:00 p.m.


To serve and work as a team with other fire fighters to provide fire protection and related fire services to the Red Lake Reservation and to protect the lives and property of its community members; to assist with fire prevention and other related fire services. Full-time position with benefits, reports to Fire Chief. Salary; DOQ.


• Responsible for promptly and efficiently responding to all emergency fire/accident calls while on duty, including fire bar calls when off duty.

• Responsible for driving firefighting vehicles to scene and securing emergency scene until relieved by Fire Chief.

• Responsible for call/alerting volunteer fire fighters when needed.

• Responsible for knowing the procedures involved with firefighting techniques; i.e., knowing how to conduct the pumps to the water supply or hydrant and monitor the gauges for proper water pressure, and dispensing equipment from the trucks, etc.

• Responsible for maintaining radio contact with headquarters and other vehicles during the emergency situations.

• Responsible for and to know how to maintain and care of all firefighting equipment and vehicles.

• Performs general maintenance and minor repairs to station facility and vehicles as directed.

• Responsible for participating in all training drills and attending any classes/programs relating to firefighting.

• Responsible for preparing reports and maintaining an accurate log of all alarms and fire calls during tour of duty.

• Must be willing to provide operating and procedural information to the public as needed.

• Responsible for assisting with fire suppression as directed.

• Responsible for assisting with training programs and educational programs conducted for the schools, tribal program and community members.

• Performs other duties as assigned.


• High School Diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

• Must be knowledgeable of the geography of the reservation, four tribal communities and surrounding areas.

• Must pass a medical examination which shall include respiratory and physical agility testing and maintaining good health.

• Must possess the appropriate licenses needed for the operation of specific types of fire vehicles and a combination of mechanical experience.

• Knowledge of first aid and safe operation of motor vehicles, building, and equipment maintenance.

• Must be able to accept constructive criticism and supervision and follows directives.

• Physically capable of handling job requirements and working long hours when needed.

• Employment contingent upon successfully passing Pre-Employment Drug/Alcohol Test and Background Check.

TO APPLY: Tribal applications (w/Résumé attached) are being accepted at the Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 Phone (218) 679-1847 *Fax (218) 679-4176.

TO APPLY ONLINE: Go to and click "Job Postings" in the upper right hand corner and click "RLN Application".


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