Sat Oct 31 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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Position Summary (Primary Function)
This is skilled firefighting work in combating, extinguishing and preventing aircraft, structural, ground equipment and other fires: in answering emergency calls, and in operation and maintenance of fire department equipment, apparatus and station facilities. Work involves training for and participating in duties of protecting life and property by firefighting and rescue activities, usually under close supervision. Employees of this class are required to learn and participate in the operation of apparatus and the performance of hazardous tasks under such handicaps as smoke and cramped surroundings. Although firefighting and rescue work are the most difficult and responsible areas of activity, the major portion of time is spent in routine duties in the care and maintenance of fire department property and equipment, training and studying methods, techniques and organization. Specific orders and directions are given by Lieutenants, Battalion Chiefs, or the Fire Chief, but the work requires initiative and a thorough individual understanding of firefighting methods.
Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
Respond to a variety of rescue calls to include aircraft rescue, medical, high angle rescue and confined space rescue. Respond to motor vehicle accidents with entrapment requiring complex use of tools to remove victims from the wreckage. Ensure the station apparatus, equipment and spare equipment are maintained in good condition and ready for service at all times. Responsible for ensuring all daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual vehicle and equipment inspections are completed. Responsible for prompt and proper completion of required reports. Assist in the implementation of the Airport Emergency Plan and respond accordingly. Attend required training classes and train other district employees as needed. Responds to all calls dispatched to, both on and off District property. Responsible for driving emergency vehicles, navigating, operating the audible warning devices, listening to and responding to radio communications. Responsible for ensuring the safe response and arrival of crew and apparatus to emergency scenes when driving apparatus. Assist or conduct all fire prevention classes and inspections while on shift. This position requires uncommon tours of duty to include but not limited to weekends, holidays, rotating shift assignments and overtime duty. Will be subject to recall after normal duty hours. Perform other duties assigned
High School Diploma or GED required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
One-year firefighting experience.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Proficiency in the use of a personal computer is necessary, including skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Windows. This position requires skills in prioritization, organization, verbal communications and interpersonal relations, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. A thorough working knowledge of fire service operations. Be able to maintain required training certifications. Ability to work under a unified command system. Be able to successfully complete both an annual occupational fitness evaluation and an annual occupational medical evaluation in accordance with NFPA 1582 standards, designed for the performance and requirements of the job. Must be able to maintain standards year-round. Obtain and hold an Airport driver’s permit and be able to drive all fire department vehicles including those with automatic or manual transmissions. Obtain GSP Airport Firefighter Level 2 (within 6 months of hire)
None at this time.
Valid Class E South Carolina driver’s license or equivalent or ability to obtain within six months.
IFSAC Firefighter 2 or equivalent IFSAC Hazardous Material Operations level or equivalent EMT preferred (must obtain within 12 months of hire if not certified) NIMS I 100, 200, 700, and 800
Minimum Qualifications or Standards Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
To perform this work successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Moving equipment such as fans, rescue gear, axes, pike poles, K-12 saw, hand tools and hose lines to the fire area wearing full turn out gear. Entering aircraft to perform engine shutdown, emergency egress of passengers and crew members and or aircraft firefighting. Breaking through a roof while on a ladder or a pitched roof. Using axes, chain saws, hand saws, pike pole and other power equipment sometimes in confined areas. Rescuing a victim from a roof or window using ladder. Moving victims from a damaged automobile or collapsed buildings. Fighting fire for extended time periods and conducting lengthy extrication procedures (automobile pileups, industrial fires, plane crashes) often in awkward positions. Working over head for extended periods of time during ventilation, salvage and overhaul Firefighting tasks with increased fatigue. Added weight of SCBA and breathing apparatus restricting movement. Working with decreased visibility.
Exposed to fall hazards from climbing ladders or stairs; exposed to burn and smoke/gas inhalation hazards from working around fires and/or combustible materials; exposed to electrical shock hazards, especially if working around electrical lines; exposed to fast moving traffic at MVA scenes.
The following mental/psychosocial functions are considered essential for the performance of the duties of this position:
Cope with and perform under chaotic and emergency situations; guide and communicate with victims who may be distressed, incoherent, English-limited, or who may be children. Ability to maintain focus on task while integrating information from multiple, simultaneous sources such as radio communications, and communications from fellow Fire Fighters. Adapt quickly and efficiently to changing, priorities, tasks, emergencies and environmental circumstances. Cope with heights; ability to ascend and descend ground and aerial ladders. Ability to work and cooperate with a close-knit team.
Requires the ability to communicate with people to convey or exchange professional information.
Requires the ability to utilize job related equipment in the course of accomplishing job duties and tasks associated with respective primary duties. Firefighters assist in general maintenance of tools, apparatus and quarters as directed.
Requires the ability to interact with people (i.e. staff, supervisors, general public and elected officials) beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, firefighters and the general public.
Use of property safety gear, procedures and equipment. Remain aware of hazards and dangers during emergencies, learn and consistently practice safety in all operations. Exposed to heat, cold, rain, snow and a noisy work environment.
Must be able to complete and pass a background investigation, drug screening, and physical examination as per Federal, State, and GSP Airport District requirements.