JOIN OUR TEAM
The Redings Mill Fire Protection District has many opportunities for you to get involved with the Fire District. You donít even need to live in our Fire District to volunteer or work with the Redings Mill Fire District. Redings Mill Fire District has three programs in which we staff our department. Please check below for information on becoming a full time employee with Redings Mill Fire District and ways to volunteer with Redings Mill Fire District.
The Redings Mill Fire Protection District is committed to providing the highest level of customer service to those we protect. We do that by recruiting and providing a high level of training to our volunteer firefighters. We have three ways in which firefighters can serve the department. Those that live within the Fire District boundaries can respond from their homes or the stations. We also have opportunities for volunteers that live outside of our district and are willing to take shifts at one of our stations in order to respond to calls.
Our Residency Program allows participants to live at our stations free of rent in exchange for responding to calls and keeping the apparatus ready to respond. Residency Program stations have apartment style living quarters built inside giving you the privacy of your own living space as well as the opportunity to gain great experience as a firefighter.
No matter what program fits you, we will train you to become the best firefighter you can be. If youíre interested in becoming a Redings Mill Volunteer Firefighter contact Asst. Chief Michael White, or fill out the application at the link below.
Click here for a volunteer firefighter application
The Redings Mill Fire District launched a Fire Corp program in January 2012. This program allows volunteers to assist the Fire District in a non-emergency role. Often when large emergencies happen, we need additional staff in order to get the job done. Instead of pulling our firefighting staff from the field to complete duties at the station or Emergency Operations Center, we will use Fire Corp members to complete these important tasks. Under Fire Corp, opportunities are endless for assisting the public and the Redings Mill Firefighters. We will be training staff in the following areas:
∑ Emergency Operations Center/Emergency Management
∑ Firefighter Rehabilitation at fire scenes
∑ Assist with Public Education Programs
∑ Assist with Firewise Communities Program
∑ Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
∑ Administrative Assistance
So if you want to be a part of Redings Mill Fire District but fire and smoke isnít your game we have a program for you too! Just call Asst. Chief White or click on the above application to get started.
Click here for a volunteer firefighter application
Entry Level Testing - Engineer
The Redings Mill Fire Protection District currently has a career staff of 15, including three chief officers, three shift captains, and nine engineer/apparatus operators. In order to be eligible for hire with the Redings Mill Fire Protection District, you must have Missouri Firefighter 1 & 2 certification, First Responder Training, a valid Missouri Driverís License, and have passed the Tri-State Fire Recruitment Testing process. For inquiries into career opportunities with our fire district, contact Deputy Chief Steve Coats at 417-624-2715.
TRI-STATE FIRE RECRUITMENT ALLIANCE Entry-Level FIREFIGHTER Testing
WRITTEN TEST: DATE: Saturday, April 28th, 2012 TIME: 8:00am - 11:00am LOCATION: Arvon Phillips Community center 200 South Heacock, Parsons, KS 67357
PHYSICAL TEST: DATE: Saturday, 28th, 2012 TIME: 1:00pm start LOCATION: Arvon Phillips Community center 200 South Heacock, Parsons, KS 67357 ē For the physical please wear proper attire for running.
Tri-State Fire Recruitment Alliance includes: Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District; Joplin Fire Department; Neosho Fire Department; Nevada Fire Department; Redings Mill Fire Protection District; Pittsburg, KS Fire Department, Parsons, KS Fire Department, Nixa Fire Protection District, Battlefield Fire Protection District, Republic Fire Department, Lebanon Fire Department, Carthage Fire Department, Mid-County Fire Protection District, Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District, Osage Beach Fire Protection District, Gravois Mills Fire Protection District. The Alliance will be conducting a pre-employment written & physical ability test (PAT) to establish a hiring pool for future hiringís for a 12 month period.
Test Prerequisites: Applicants must have a H.S. diploma or GED, be at least 18 years old, legally entitled to work in the U.S. and have a valid driverís license.
Hiring Prerequisites: Each member Department maintains its own hiring prerequisites which are available on their web sites. Some college education is desirable; as are EMT, Firefighter II, and paramedic certifications (certain departments prefer applicants with EMT certification but it is not required to take this test).
To participate in testing a registration form must be received with a $75 cashiers check, personal check or money order to City of Joplin, Human Resources Office, 602 S. Main Street, Joplin, MO 64801 by Friday, April 20th, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Confirmation of registration, with PAT schedule will be distributed on receipt of registration and fee. Download the registration form on this web site or contact the other participating agencies listed above. Forms and payment should be returned ONLY to City of Joplin by the deadline.
Click here for a registration packet