Address Sign Form
NWCFD offers installation of Reflective Address signs to citizens of the fire district. Each sign costs $25. Click the above form.
Northwest Consolidated Fire District Board Meeting Agenda
NORTHWEST CONSOLIDATED FIRE DISTRICT
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2020; 6:30 P.M.
NWCFD STATION NO. 191; 9745 KILL CREEK RD., DE SOTO, KS 66018
CALL TO ORDER
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
PRESENTATION: Financial report—Jennifer R. Chick, CPA
1. Consider Approval of Financial Report
CONSIDER APPROVAL OF MINUTES: September 1, 2020
1. Consider approval of the renewal of information technology services agreement between the Board of Couty Commissioners and the Northwest Consolidated Fire District for FY 2021 in the amount of $3,090 and authorize the Chairman of the Board to execute the agreement.
2. Healthcare renewal update
3. Hiring process/SAFER grant award update
4. Surplus sales update
5. Vehicle maintenance expenses
6. CARES Act Funding
REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Consideration of motion to recess into executive session to discuss non-elected personnel matters.
Northwest Consolidated Fire District
Job Title: Firefighter/EMT
Application Closing Date: October 5, 2020
NWCFD is conducting a hiring process for the creation of five (5) new full-time Firefighter/EMT positions. Four (4) of these positions are Federally funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing For Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant for the first three (3) years.
Firefighters perform duties related to fire prevention, suppression, hazardous material incidents, emergency rescue, basic life support, and first aid under emergency conditions frequently involving considerable danger. Employees in this classification work under the direct supervision of a company officer.
NWCFD offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance plans, health reimbursement account (HRA), Kansas Police and Fire (KP&F) defined-benefit Retirement System, eligibility to voluntarily participate in the supplemental State of Kansas KPERS 457 deferred compensation plan, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, paid personal leave, paid holidays (x2.0 of regular wages on holidays worked; 12 hours on holidays not worked), and paid bereavement leave. Firefighters work a modified Berkeley shift schedule of alternating days of 24 hours on-duty and 24 hours off-duty for a total of three-shift days over five days, followed by four days off. Firefighters are compensated with an overtime rate following the FLSA Section 7(k) exemption.
Annual Earnings (Base; Excluding Overtime & Benefits Package):
$39,341 (Post-Probation in 1st Year)
Lateral pay will be considered for qualified candidates with previous full-time experience
Candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications by December 1, 2020:
Must be 20 years or older
Must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record
High School Diploma or equivalent
Firefighter I and II certifications
Current Kansas or National EMT certification
Current Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certification
Written Fire Service Entrance Exam (FSEE) with a score of 70 percent or better within the past two years
The ability to pass a post-offer physical, drug screen, and background investigation
NWCFD Employment Application and copies of certifications, CPAT, and FSEE results must be included to be considered as a qualified candidate. Please submit all documents along with an NWCFD Employment Application (available at the address below or by clicking here) via mail or in-person at:
Northwest Consolidated Fire District
9745 Kill Creek Rd.
De Soto, KS 66018
Questions can be directed to Battalion Chief Brandon Shipman at (913) 585-0077 (M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.).
An Equal Opportunity Employer
NEW ENGINE 191 GOES INTO SERVICE
The new E191 entered service this week and has already responded to a few calls. After E192 joined the fleet last month, this completes our transition to an all Spartan front-line fleet.
In other exciting news, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners approved our FY 2021 budget today. The property tax mill levy rate will be lowered by over 4% next year. This is the third year in a row we have lowered the mill levy rate.
We are proud to grow with De Soto and northwest Johnson County!
NEW ENGINE 192 GOES INTO SERVICE
Allow us to introduce to you, your newest fire engine, E192! This engine will be stationed at 29520 w 127th St., serving the southern portion of the fire district. This 2019 Spartan Metro Star/ Smeal Custom fire body engine comes with the latest safety technology to protect firefighters including anti-roll stabilization, side curtain airbags, and the Spartan Advanced Protection System Cab.
The new E192 was specifically designed with 15° approach and departure angles to meet access needs in our rural areas. Other specifications for the new E192 are as follows:
1500 GPM pump/1000 Gal. Water Tank
20 Gal. Foam Cell/Foam Pro 1600 on-board Class A Foam System
Speedy-Dry oil dry hopper system
3500W on-board power inverter system
TNT Rescue Storm Series 2 battery operated extrication tools, powered by Milwaukee M28 batteries
Res-Q-Jack heavy-duty aluminum rescue struts
Paratech Rescue Equipment Maxiforce Air Lifting Bags
Many more pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment.
" We take pride in serving YOU and YOUR neighbors--I hope this shows our commitment to YOU. We have been aggressive in addressing our fleet needs. In addition, the new E191, to be stationed at station 1 (Kill Creek Rd.) arrives next week and will enter service at the end of the month.
-Chief Maxton "