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March 22, 2021


The Kearney Fire and Rescue Protection District is accepting applications for Firefighter-Paramedic to fill one immediate opening and to establish an eligibility list. We will also be establishing an eligibility list for Firefighter/EMT for a minimum of the next 12 months or until the list is exhausted. Applicants must be eighteen years of age, high school graduate or equivalent, and possess a Missouri State Vehicle Operators License, Missouri State EMT or Paramedic License and be FFI & II certified. Applicant should be in good physical condition with no criminal history. Candidate will be required to perform normal firefighting activities, operation and working knowledge of fire, rescue/EMS vehicles and equipment including the care and transportation of patients. CPAT certification or completion of department physical abilities evaluation will be required by hire date. Interviews will be given to all applicants that meet the minimum qualifications. Applicants will be notified of interview date and time. If hired a post offer medical exam and drug screen will be required. Current salary range for non-exempt shift work is estimated at $39,674 - $55,317 annually for FF-EMT and $45,734 -$60,839 for FF-Paramedic (experience may be considered). Benefits include employee health/dental/vision insurance, MO LAGERS retirement, sick and vacation accrual. Application forms are available on our website: KearneyFire.org. or may be requested by mail at P.O. Box 341, Kearney, Missouri 64060 or by calling Administrative Assistant Rhonda Fort at (816) 628-4122, Monday - Thursday. Return application with cover letter and copies of your high school diploma or GED, certified official copy of Motor Vehicle Driving Record, current driver’s license, EMT or EMT-P license, FFI and II certificates and birth certificate. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. April 15, 2021, incomplete applications will not be processed. EOE
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Effective 03/17/2020 12:00
Due to the critical nature of EMS/Fire first response we are implementing restricted public access to the fire station and personnel. This will include pausing our onsite/station CPR training, car seat installation, station tours, public displays etc. We also have to restrict receiving outside food and drink from the community.

This procedure will remain in effect until such a time as deemed safe. At this time there are currently no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Clay County. However, the situation here in the U.S. and abroad is changing daily.

We would like to remind you that If you are feeling generally ill (not having difficulty breathing or chest pain) and have reason to believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please call your health care provider for instructions. Do not go to the emergency room or the health department for testing. Please see the information below from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to learn more about what COVID-19 is, how it spreads, travel guidance, information for health care providers and more. You can also stay informed by following Clay County Public Health Center on Facebook and Twitter.

More questions about COVID-19? Call the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) hotline at 877-435-8411. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day (with an average wait time of 5 minutes,) 7 days a week.

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