Under the direction of the Crew Chief, Aviation Crash, Fire, and Rescue, performs the duties of a firefighter and EMT-B in support of rotary wing aviation operations on an airfield. Primary team member to respond to medical emergencies and administers basic life support as required in medical emergencies and fire and rescue response.
B. Independence: Works under the supervision of the Aircraft Fire and Rescue Crew Chief.
C. Supervisory Responsibilities: None.
A. Education Level: High School graduate required; Associates degree preferred. Department of Defense (DOD), ProBoard, or International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification required. Fire Fighter I & II, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF), Driver Operator ARFF/Pumper/Mobile Water Supply, and Haz-Mat Ops certifications required. Current Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) certification required and shall be issued by State Agency or National Registry (NREMT). Current American Red Cross or American Heart Association (AHA) CPR/First Aid certification required.
B. Experience: Demonstrated experience in the operation of firefighting vehicles and equipment and administering of emergency medical aid. 2 years Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) experience required. 5 yrs. Firefighter & EMT (3yrs. of aircraft firefighting experience with 2 years in a journey level position-desired).
C. Specific knowledge, skill, and ability requirements: Considerable knowledge of aircraft rescue and firefighting techniques, practices, and equipment. Skilled in the use, monitoring, and management of emergency medical treatment equipment and devices associated with the emergency medical treatment of personnel. Working knowledge of the design and characteristics of military and civilian rotary wing aircraft. Working knowledge of exit and safety procedures of various military and civilian rotary wing aircraft, and structural fire/alarm detection/suppression systems. Ability to quickly perform all functions in difficult and hazardous situations, without hesitation, and with little or no direction from superiors. Ability to comprehend and apply instructions and communicate information in a clear and concise manner. Ability to learn and apply aircraft rescue and firefighting techniques and practices. Ability to respond to potentially dangerous situations and make quick and sound decisions. Ability to perform physically demanding work and withstand very hazardous conditions. Skill in the operation of aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment, tools, and vehicles, including highly specialized firefighting apparatus. Possesses a valid driver’s license. Ability to effectively communicate with the customer in a professional and courteous manner. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written. As part of the selection process, a physical will be conducted. Candidates must have normal color discrimination, visual acuity correctable to 20/20 in one eye, 20/30 in the other eye and not more than 20/200, each eye, uncorrected. Candidates must not have any record of pyrophobia, acrophobia or claustrophobia.