• Airport Firefighter

    Job Location US-LA-Lafayette
    Posted Date 2 years ago(12/1/2016 7:13 PM)
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    Featured Job
  • About Us


    From coast to coast, Rural/Metro employees are tied together by their overwhelming desire to help others. Every day and every call for our team of highly-trained professionals is different than the one before.

    At Rural/Metro, we celebrate the successes of our team members, and doing the right thing for those we serve.

    Rural/Metro is a leader in private ambulance and fire protection services in 21 states and more than 700 communities nationwide. Rural/Metro has provided high-quality patient care, met and exceeded the expectations of the communities we serve, and invested in the success of our employees since 1948.


    Position Summary


    Under supervision, the Airport Firefighter performs work in controlling and extinguishing fires; rescuing persons endangered by aircraft crash or fire, or by structural fire; preventing fire by reducing or eliminating potential fire hazards; responding to and providing assistance for medical aid calls, vehicle accidents, and Hazmat incidents. This job description applies to both full-time and part-time employees.


    Fire Suppression

    • Responds to and mitigates emergency incidents including, but not limited to, structural fires, aircraft accidents and/or fires, medical emergencies, automobile accidents, hazardous materials releases and confined space emergencies, terrorist related emergencies, mutual aid requests and weather related emergencies.
    • Participates in hazard reduction strategies, including risk assessments, safety audits of airside and landside sectors and other airport/customer facilities to enforce policies and fire codes used by the airport/customer, to include the issuance of required permits.
    • Inspects fuel storage areas and fuel service vehicles in accordance with airport/customer policy and FAR Part 139.
    • Performs runway safety inspections / self-inspections and runway friction monitoring.


    Emergency Medical Services

    • Responds to emergency medical calls by evaluating situations, providing emergency and non-emergency medical procedures both on scene and in a moving vehicle, and transferring patients to medical facilities.
    • Treat patients in accordance with level of training (first responder or EMT-B) and established Emergency Medical Service Protocols and Rural/Metro Fire Department policy.



    • Conduct daily and weekly vehicle and equipment inspections as assigned.
    • Ensure all vehicle and equipment discrepancies are documented and reported to their immediate supervisor.
    • Perform daily maintenance of facilities by cleaning, inspecting, and any other facility maintenance deemed necessary.



    • Completes/Provides detailed written fire/EMS reports and fire station records as required.
    • Obtain thorough knowledge of corporate policies and local Fire Standard Operating Guidelines.



    • Participate in all required training sessions, including, but not limited to; live fire drills, performance evaluation drills, ongoing skills maintenance, practice and training, annual OSHA drills, EMS major skills and any other mandatory Company training
    • Participates in continuing education training courses to ensure FAA competencies are maintained at all times.
    • Participates in the on-going technical and practical training within the airport as required.


    Customer Service

    • Provides cooperative/supportive interaction with co-workers, supervisors, airport staff, local fire and EMS departments, and other state, local and federal agencies.
    • Participates in the Fire Department Public Education program by promoting fire safety through tours of the station, safety briefings, extinguisher classes and informational flyers.



    • Operates and inspects communications equipment.
    • Conduct all radio communications in a professional, respectful manner and in accordance with airport and /FAA policies.
    • Prepare written documents for internal and external audiences.


    • Valid driver license with acceptable driving record in accordance with Rural/Metro policy. DUI within last 5 years is disqualifying. 
    • Must be able to work any shift assigned, including nights, holidays and weekends to include scheduled and unscheduled overtime and as needed on an emergency basis.
    • Must pass airfield/customer driving test; and obtain/maintain Ramp, Apron, and Airfield driving clearances as required.
    • Must pass FBI fingerprint-based criminal history records check to obtain/maintain an airport/customer security badge.
    • Must meet local standards pertaining to qualifications, training and/or eligibility for promotion or placement. 

    The following certifications are required as a condition of employment and maintained for continuous employment:
    • Possession of a valid Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate
    • Must be certified as an NFPA 1001 Firefighter II (State, IFSAC, or Pro-Board issued);
    • Must be certified to the NFPA 472, Hazardous Materials-Operations-Level (State, IFSAC, or Pro-Board issued).
    • Must be certified as an NFPA 1003 Airport Firefighter (State, IFSAC, Pro-Board issued) or completion of an FAA 40-hour approved course. 

    Educational Requirements

    • Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate.
    • Must complete NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800 within 30 days of hire date.
    • Firefighters will be expected to carryout continuous professional development throughout their role to ensure that skills are current, relevant, and valid.

    Closing Statement

    Rural/Metro Corporation is proud to be an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.  


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