Firefighter
Indianapolis International Airport - Indianapolis, IN

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Apply now for future opportunities at the Indianapolis Airport Fire Department. Both positions require Indiana Certification as Firefighter II and CPAT certification will be required prior to employment. ARFF certification preferred. Firefighter/Paramedic must keep Indiana Paramedic certification current throughout employment.

GENERAL SUMMARY

It is the responsibility of the Firefighter to respond to all emergency calls on airport property which involves property damage, injury, or a threat of property damage or injury focusing first on the safety of the individual and secondly on minimizing property damage and protecting the environment. Ensure that the airport has the capability to respond to emergencies within the standards established by the FAA regulations

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

· On a daily basis, inspect and confirm the operating status of the truck assigned checking fluid levels by gauge and manually, operating pumps, ensuring that all required equipment is on board and that radios operate properly. Fuel and clean truck as necessary
· Throughout the shift, maintain the fire station both inside and outside, mopping floors, washing windows, sweeping, dusting, maintaining storeroom, shoveling walks and cleaning the kitchen and restrooms
· Respond to emergency calls within the FAA time limits by getting to one’s truck, bunkering, operating the truck, driving to the scene and employing the necessary rescue tactics ranging from spraying fire retarding agent, to stabilizing an injured party and packaging for transportation. Emergency calls may include, but are not limited to airplane crash, building fire, automobile accident, injury or illness.
· Respond to spills of fuel or hazardous substances and bomb threats. Build dikes or contain fuel or hazardous substances in such a manner as to prevent discharge into the surface drainage system. Respond to bomb threats by evacuating and securing the area and assisting the Police Bomb Squad.
· Conduct inspections on fire/EMS equipment used by the public as well as by trained firefighters.
· Provide escorts, safety seminars, and training sessions for flight attendants and pilots
· Participate in continuous physical and mental training
· Perform any other function assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

· Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school or successful completion of a high school equivalency exam
· Three to five years of experience as an Airport Fire Fighter at a medium to large airport
· Ability to perform all of the physical and cognitive tasks outlined in the job description
· Any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position
· Valid driver’s license and a demonstrated good driving record
· Successfully complete Airport Firefighter certification
· Successfully complete, on an annual basis, required EMS in-service, once certified by the state
· Ability to perform all of the essential functions of the job outlined above without creating a direct threat to the safety of oneself or others
· Uncorrected vision of 20/100 or better and corrected vision of 20/40 or better
· NIMS 100, 200, 700, and 800 certifications
· CPR Certification

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

· Operate a motor vehicle
· Operate heavy equipment
· Operate small equipment and power tools
· Operate a computer keyboard
· Operate office equipment
· Lift and carry up to 160 pounds
· Climb ladders/stairs

COGNITIVE TASKS

· Read and comprehend
· Comprehend, retain and follow oral and written instructions
· Exercise good judgment
· Set priorities
· Effectively communicate
· Make informative presentations
· Continue technical and physical training
· Control high stress situations
· Provide instructions and training
· Direct
· Complete forms
· Make decisions

WORK ENVIRONMENT

· Work as a team
· Regular extended continuous work schedules
· Outside and inside work sites
· Exposure to all type of weather and temperature conditions
· Exposure to dust, dirt, mud
· Exposure to hazardous chemicals and infectious substances
· Exposure to moving machinery, nip points
· Exposure to high stress situations
· Exposure to life threatening situation
· Work in bulky, heavy protective clothing
· Multiple work sites
COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTION WITH OTHER
· The public
· Tenants
· Co-workers
· Other departments
· Contractors
· Other government entities
· Other fire rescue departments

DIRECT REPORTS

None

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

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