Under the direction of the Crew Chief, Aviation Crash, Fire and Rescue, performs the duties of a fire fighter 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.
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. Effects entry into the aircraft by normal and emergency means. Operates or deactivates specialized mechanisms and systems such as hatch release mechanisms, oxygen supply systems, engines, and ejection systems.
4. Enters wrecked or burning aircraft or structures to rescue personnel or passengers and administer emergency first aid/cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
5. Is in standby duty status during aircraft fueling and defueling, engine maintenance and testing, welding and burning on fueled aircraft, and explosive/ammunition handling.
6. Maintains awareness of the changes that are made to aircraft used at the airfields (military and commercial) as these changes affect the difficulty of rescue and firefighting.
7. 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.
8. Performs airfield patrol, surveillance operations and fuel spill containment.
9. 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.
10. Responds to medical emergencies and administers basic life support as needed.
11. Responds to hazardous materials incidents and performs containment operations to the level certified.
12. Participates in practice drills and training for the crew.
13. Conducts crew fire protection inspection functions.
14. In the absence of the Crew Chief, takes charge of all firefighting and rescue activities at the scene of a fire or accident.
15. Conducts internal training and participates in customer training events under the direction of the Crew Chief.
16. Other Duties as Assigned by the Fire Chief.
B. Independence: Works under the supervision of the Aircraft Fire and Rescue Crew Chief.
C. Supervisory Responsibilities: Not Applicable.