Under general supervision, performs the duties of a fire fighter and responds to fire alarms, emergency medical calls, traffic accidents, rescue and other emergency calls to protect life and property; drives, operates and maintains fire apparatus, equipment and other specialized vehicles; operates fire pumpers and related apparatus; participates in training, drill and independent studies; participates in fire prevention inspections and public education activities; participates in the maintenance of Fire Department equipment and facilities; performs various staff support assignments; and performs related work as assigned.
1. Performs aircraft rescue and firefighting duties at airfields, which handle primarily military and commercial rotary wing aircraft and are characterized by large volumes of fuel, highly flammable cargo and/or ammunition, and passengers.
2. Controls and extinguishes aircraft fires and performs overhaul and salvage operations. Performs hose, vehicle relay, pump and possible ladder operations.
3. Enters wrecked or burning aircraft or structures to rescue personnel or passengers and administer emergency first aid/cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
4. Is in standby duty status during aircraft fueling and defueling, engine maintenance and testing, welding and burning on fueled aircraft, and explosive/ammunition handling.
5. Maintains awareness of the changes that are made to aircraft using the airfields (military and commercial) as these changes affect the difficulty of rescue and firefighting.
6. Controls and extinguishes airfield structural fires. Shuts off building utilities, evacuates personnel from buildings, protects personnel and equipment from fire exposures, and operates tools/equipment under the direction of the Crew Chief.
7. Performs airfield patrol, surveillance operations and fuel spill containment.
8. Performs inspections and operator maintenance on firefighting vehicles, tools, equipment, specialized protective clothing, and fire hydrants. Inspects, maintains, services, repairs, and tests portable fire extinguisher systems and parts.
9. Responds to medical emergencies and administers basic life support as needed.
10. Responds to hazardous materials incidents and performs containment operations to the level certified.
11. Participates in practice drills and training for the crew.
12. Conducts crew fire protection inspection functions.
13. In the absence of the Lieutenant, may be required to take charge of all firefighting and rescue activities at the scene of a fire or accident.
14. 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 pyro phobia, acrophobia or claustrophobia. Have and maintain a BMI of 35 or less and pass a physical fitness assessment annually.
15. Conducts internal training and participates in customer training events under the direction of the Lieutenant and Training officer.
16. Other duties as assigned by the Fire Chief.
B. Independence: Works under the supervision of the ARFF Lieutenant.
C. Supervisory Responsibilities: Not Applicable.