SARCOXIE TOWNSHIP FIRE CHIEF POSITION
Township Fire Chief Requirement considerations
Current certificates and related education/knowledge
Personal and professional qualities; i.e. trust, integrity,
leadership, assertiveness, evaluation skills, good work ethics,
organization, dependability, non-procrastination, technical
knowledge, budget knowledge, NIMS awareness.
Related physical, mental, and emotional skills
Applications for Fire Chief are available at the Township Board
Office, and are only available when the position is deemed available.
Advertising for the Chief position is the responsibility of the
Chief will be evaluated each year by the Sarcoxie Township Board of
Trustees. The evaluation system is used as a tool to “Build and
improve”. Evaluations are used to assess performance of duties,
responsibilities, and personal and professional qualities as
associated with the Chief position. The Fire Chief is appointed and
evaluated by the Sarcoxie Board of Trustees. The duties and
responsibilities of the Chief are Board approved, and listed on the
sarcoxietwp.com web site.
Mission for The Sarcoxie Fire Department is to provide fire
protection and prevention, and medical safety to the township patrons
and those in our mutual aid community. Included are safety of fellow
firefighters and responders, safety of life, and safety of property.
These and other goals are achieved through continued training and
education by all volunteers within the Department, and the joint
efforts and cooperation of Community, Administration, and
Organization Membership. Each partner in this organization accepts
the mission, and thereby becomes a positive respectful advocate and
FIRE CHIEF POSITION
Sarcoxie Township Volunteer Fire Chief position is appointed and
evaluated by the Sarcoxie Township Board of Trustees. The Assistant
Chief for Operations and the Assistant Chief for Facilities and
Maintenance are recommended by the duly appointed Chief, and must be
affirmed by the Sarcoxie Township Board of Trustees. The Fire Chief
is expected to plan, organize, and manage all Fire Department
activities, and assumes the responsibility for administration of
Township Fire and Medical services. The Chief will prepare and
recommend the annual Fire Department budget to the Board of Trustees,
and will apply Department leadership within the policies,
regulations, and guidelines under the authority of the Sarcoxie
following list of duties and responsibilities are in part the
functions of the Fire Chief position. Additional duties and
responsibilities in accordance with expected operations,
administration, and success of the Fire Department, though not
listed, are assumed to be associated with Fire Chiefs’ positions in
general, and appropriate NIMS guidelines.
and organize all Township fire, rescue, and medical services.
an Assistant Chief for Operations and an Assistant Chief for
Facilities and Maintenance to be affirmed by the Sarcoxie Township
Board of Trustees.
within the Fire Department an organizational chart, approved by the
Department and submitted to the Township Board.
the annual Department budget, and present the budget request to the
Township Board at the appropriate meeting.
the preparation of all fire and medical reports, and ensure the
completion of all records.
a Chief’s report at each monthly Township meeting, and approve and
submit all Fire Department requests and expenditures to the Township
Fire Department programs geared for good will and Community service.
a valid Kansas driver’s license.
under the guidelines of NIMS as they relate to our volunteer system.
and promote sound judgment, good decisions, and problem solutions for
our Fire Department and Community.
a system for recruiting new Fire Department members, and develop
training guidelines and expectations for recruits.
for core values, cohesiveness, and pride within the Fire Department,
and establish a sense of direction with short and long term goals.
Become involved in recognition, fund raising, and grant proposals
for the Fire Department.
a Community and Fire Department environment of trust,
confidentiality, and integrity through ethical behavior, open
communication, and quality leadership skills.
inventory for all Department equipment, and assume responsibility for
care and maintenance of the equipment, buildings, and vehicles.
education, work shops, and training sessions to enhance the function
and technical skills of our volunteer personnel.
a working knowledge and understanding of all Department equipment,
and a format for crisis management, fire prevention and suppression,
and rescue and medical procedures.
by the laws of the land, promote safety among our volunteers, and act
as a role model for the Township Fire Department.