Vinnell Arabia (www.vinnellarabia.com)
Under the direction of the Lieutenant, 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
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. Controls and extinguishes aircraft fires and performs overhaul and salvage operations. Performs hose, vehicle relay, pump and possible ladder operations. 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. Enters wrecked or burning aircraft or structures to rescue personnel or passengers and administer emergency first aid/cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Is in standby duty status during aircraft fueling and defueling, engine maintenance and testing, welding and burning on fueled aircraft, and explosive/ammunition handling. 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. 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. Performs airfield patrol, surveillance operations and fuel spill containment. 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. Responds to medical emergencies and administers basic life support as needed. Responds to hazardous materials incidents and performs containment operations to the level certified. Participates in practice drills and training for the crew. Conducts crew fire protection inspection functions. 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. 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. Conducts internal training and participates in customer training events under the direction of the Lieutenant and Training officer. Works under the supervision of the ARFF Lieutenant.
Education Level: High School graduate required; associates degree or higher preferred. International Fire Service Accreditation Congress certification, DoD and/or ProBoard required. Firefighter Level I/II required. ARFF Firefighter required. Hazardous Materials Operations required. Hazardous Materials Technician/IC preferred. Driver Operator/ ARFF/ MWS preferred. Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) required Ã?Â¢?? Emergency Medical Technician Certification issued by a State Agency or the National Registry preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 5-years firefighting experience in either the U.S. Military, DOD or as a civilian required.
Specific knowledge, skill, and ability: Considerable knowledge of aircraft rescue and firefighting techniques, practices and equipment, as well as first aid and CPR. 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 and direct all functions in difficult and hazardous situations, without hesitation. Ability to comprehend and apply instructions and communicate information in a clear and concise manner. Ability to learn, apply and teach aircraft rescue and firefighting techniques and practices. Ability to lead in 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 Class B driver's license. Ability to effectively communicate with the customer in a professional and courteous manner. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written.