Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
  • Contract

DEPARTMENT: Fire Department
REPORTS TO: Captain, Lieutenant



Under the direction of a shift officer, Captain, and/or Lieutenant, protect life and property through fire suppression, fire prevention, rescue, and emergency medical care.  Perform work regularly on a part-time as needed basis in an hourly position. This position will require that the Reserve Firefighter/EMT work anywhere from 8-hour to 24-hour shifts. The 24 hour shifts begin at 0800 and end at 0800 the next day.  The duty days and hours will be on an A-B-C shift schedule and may change at the discretion of the Director of Emergency Services / Fire Chief.



  • Function as a structural firefighter, wildland firefighter, HAZMAT responder, and emergency medical provider to save lives, stabilize emergency scenes, and protect property.
  • Responds to fire and EMS calls.
  • Manage emergency incidents as required or until relieved: establish and assume command utilizing the National Incident Management System, direct on scene and incoming resources, direct firefighters and mutual aid resources, determine need for additional resources, forecast near term incident requirements, and release resources as needed.   
  • In the absence of higher trained personnel, in charge of patient care as the primary medical technician under stressful conditions.
  • Participate in fire suppression and extinguishment: wear self-contained breathing apparatus, enter buildings partially involved in fire, manually suppress fires, perform interior search and rescue operations, raise and climb ladders, use fire extinguishers, tools, and other firefighting equipment.
  • Support fire ground operations: operate radio equipment, operate pumps, utilize hose lines, perform salvage and overhaul operations including debris removal and extinguishment of hidden fires.
  • Drives and operates ambulances, engines, ladders, tankers, and brush trucks in connection with response to alarms requiring fire control, medical care, rescue, and hazard mitigation.
  • Drives any assigned department apparatus, assists in selection of route to emergency incidents, and directs positioning of apparatus at appropriate locations for efficient emergency operation.
  • Assist in the investigation of origin and cause of fires including evidence and scene preservation up to the employee's level of training.
  • Participate in emergency medical care: provide medical care up to level of certification including CPR, airway control, wound care, bleeding control, drug administration, defibrillation, and spinal immobilization; direct the duties of other care providers as needed.   
  • Respond to hazardous materials incidents: operate at the HAZMAT Operations or Technician level and utilize specialized tools and equipment to control or mitigate spills and releases.
  • Participate on specialized rescue teams as required as well as perform rescue activities including technical, low angle, high angle, water, ice, light, and heavy rescue. 
  • Participate in training and continuing education involving fire suppression, emergency medical care, rescue, and use and maintenance of equipment.
  • Assist in the preparation of and provide training including medical, CPR, and other illness/injury prevention training to emergency personnel, department staff, the general public, and other PBP Nation departments as required.
  • Provide tours to the public and school children; provide safety and fire prevention instruction.
  • Participate in maintenance: apparatus maintenance, testing, and inventory control including daily/weekly/monthly checks, general maintenance duties for firefighting equipment, buildings, and grounds including light to medium repairs as needed.
  • Participate in developing pre-incident emergency plans.
  • Assist in the performance of fire prevention inspections of commercial and residential buildings; check for fire hazards; seek abatement of hazards through education, demonstration, and enforcement of regulations.
  • Participate in physical fitness activities to assure physical readiness to participate in emergency operations.
  • Participate in special committees and projects as assigned.
  • Prepare a variety of fire, medical, maintenance, incident, QA/QI, and emergency related reports as assigned.
  • Operates standard office equipment, including job-related computer hardware and software applications, facsimile equipment, and multi-line telephones.
  • Responds to natural disasters threatening the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Reservation.
  • Takes charge of the ambulance crew during assigned shift in absence of higher trained personnel.
  • Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with fellow employees, the public, other fire departments, and law enforcement agencies.
  • Has access to, uses, and maintains the integrity of confidential records.
  • Attends required meetings as necessary for the proper dissemination of information, procedural updates, and changes in department policy.
  • Works cooperatively within the office, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and other agencies; as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned.


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


  • High school Diploma or GED.
  • Must possess current Kansas Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or higher certification
  • Must possess Firefighter I certification, and obtain Firefighter II certification within 18 months of hire.
  • Must possess a valid Kansas driver's license, must be insurable with the Nation's insurance.
  • Must be able to obtain a class B non-commercial license within 6 months of hire.
  • Must complete the Operations level Haz Mat within 12 months of hire.
  • National Incident Management System NIMS IS-100, 200, 700, and 800 (within 6 months of hire)
  • Must possess a general mechanical knowledge.
  • Must know how to operate pumps, fans, and saws.
  • Must possess an ability to operate all motor vehicle apparatus.
  • Must possess ability to operate machines/equipment including fire equipment, pumps, etc.
  • Must have effective supervisory and management skills maintain good working relationships with subordinates and co-workers.
  • Must possess ability to communicate professionally; both orally and in writing with a service-oriented approach, sometimes in stressful circumstances.
  • Must possess professional work ethics, manner, and appearance.
  • Must possess the ability to operate general office equipment, including but not limited to: 10-key calculator, telephone, computer and operating systems, computer software programs (Microsoft Office programs), fax/copier machine.
  • Must possess a proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Must be punctual and dependable in regular attendance.
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule to meet the demands of the position.
  • A record of satisfactory attendance and performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers.


  • Associates Degree in Fire Science, Emergency Services Related, or Business Management
  • Five to eight years of related experience.


  • Able to read, write and speak English.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, stressful, highly team-team oriented environment.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with others, including members of the public.
  • Ability to perform daily activities, including but not limited to: filing, answering the telephone, operating office equipment.
  • Abilities to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 80 pounds on a frequent basis.
  • Living with other shift members for 1/3 of each year for 24-hour shift assignments.
  • All season work, outside, 24 hours per day
  • Exposure to fire, products of combustion, and infectious diseases.
  • Perform prolonged and strenuous work in adverse conditions.
  • Perform heavy physical labor, climb stairs, and ladders.
  • Search for victims in hazardous environments.
  • Work at varying heights, above or below grade.


  • Background Investigation
  • Pre-employment Drug Screening 

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.




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