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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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