Title: Firefighter Airport
FSLA Status: Non-Exempt
Under supervision, the Airport Firefighter performs work in controlling and extinguishing fires; rescuing persons endangered by aircraft crash or fire, or by structural fire; preventing fire by reducing or eliminating potential fire hazards; responding to and providing assistance for medical aid calls, vehicle accidents, and Hazmat incidents. This job description applies to both full-time and part-time employees.
- Responds to and mitigates emergency incidents including, but not limited to, structural fires, aircraft accidents and/or fires, medical emergencies, automobile accidents, hazardous materials releases and confined space emergencies, terrorist related emergencies, mutual aid requests and weather related emergencies.
- Participates in hazard reduction strategies, including risk assessments, safety audits of airside and landside sectors and other airport/customer facilities to enforce policies and fire codes used by the airport/customer, to include the issuance of required permits.
- Inspects fuel storage areas and fuel service vehicles in accordance with airport/customer policy and FAR Part 139.
- Performs runway safety inspections / self-inspections and runway friction monitoring.
Emergency Medical Services
- Responds to emergency medical calls by evaluating situations, providing emergency and non-emergency medical procedures both on scene and in a moving vehicle, and transferring patients to medical facilities.
- Treat patients in accordance with level of training (first responder or EMT-B) and established Emergency Medical Service Protocols and Rural/Metro Fire Department policy.
- Conduct daily and weekly vehicle and equipment inspections as assigned.
- Ensure all vehicle and equipment discrepancies are documented and reported to their immediate supervisor.
- Perform daily maintenance of facilities by cleaning, inspecting, and any other facility maintenance deemed necessary.
- Completes/Provides detailed written fire/EMS reports and fire station records as required.
- Obtain thorough knowledge of corporate policies and local Fire Standard Operating Guidelines.
- Participate in all required training sessions, including, but not limited to; live fire drills, performance evaluation drills, ongoing skills maintenance, practice and training, annual OSHA drills, EMS major skills and any other mandatory Company training
- Participates in continuing education training courses to ensure FAA competencies are maintained at all times.
- Participates in the on-going technical and practical training within the airport as required.
- Provides cooperative/supportive interaction with co-workers, supervisors, airport staff, local fire and EMS departments, and other state, local and federal agencies.
- Participates in the Fire Department Public Education program by promoting fire safety through tours of the station, safety briefings, extinguisher classes and informational flyers.
- Operates and inspects communications equipment.
- Conduct all radio communications in a professional, respectful manner and in accordance with airport and /FAA policies.
- Prepare written documents for internal and external audiences.
- Reviews paperwork for accuracy and correct process.
- Must participate in scheduled and unscheduled onsite compliance audits.
- Cooperates with Internal Audit, Compliance and HR on any recommendations and changes to compliance and legal workflow issues.
- Complies with all company and customer policies and procedures.
- Must successfully complete all required Compliance Training within the required time period.
- Must have no compliance related corrective action during the current review period.
- Valid driver license with acceptable driving record in accordance with Rural/Metro policy. DUI within last 5 years is disqualifying.
- Must be able to work any shift assigned, including nights, holidays and weekends to include scheduled and unscheduled overtime and as needed on an emergency basis.
- Must pass airfield/customer driving test; and obtain/maintain Ramp, Apron, and Airfield driving clearances as required.
- Must pass FBI fingerprint-based criminal history records check to obtain/maintain an airport/customer security badge.
- Must meet local standards pertaining to qualifications, training and/or eligibility for promotion or placement.
- The following certifications are required as a condition of employment and maintained for continuous employment:
- Possession of a valid Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
- Must be certified as an NFPA 1001 Firefighter I (State, IFSAC, or Pro-Board issued);
- Must be certified to the NFPA 472, Hazardous Materials-Operations-Level (State, IFSAC, or Pro-Board issued).
- Preferred to be certified as an NFPA 1003 Airport Firefighter (State, IFSAC, Pro-Board issued)