Centerra Group LLC.

  • Aircraft Rescue Firefighter

    Location US-WA
    Job ID
    Fire Prevention Services - Fire Fighter
  • Overview

    Provide Aircraft fire rescue support for the Port of Moses Lake in Moses Lake, Washington. Operates fire apparatus combating and extinguishing aircraft, and other fires as necessary. Work requires the performance of hazardous task under emergency conditions, which may include strenuous exertion. The employee must work well in an emergency situation and must exercise independent judgment, discretion, and initiative in completing assignments and handling difficult public contact situations requiring considerable tact and knowledge of airport policies, procedures, and programs.


    Serve as a member of ARFF crew by operating apparatus, hose lines and/or turrets, aircraft and building evacuations, forced entries into aircraft or vehicles, raise and climbs ladders, and uses chemical extinguishers, hand tools, power tools, and other equipment in performance of ARFF Duties.
    Responds to a variety of aircraft related emergencies including standby details for in flight situations including aircraft equipment problems and homeland security threats, crash of commercial, civilian, or military aircraft, in-flight or ground hazardous materials incidents, fuel spills, and special maintenance or other safety related requirements. Responds to a variety of medical emergencies, including sudden illness, personal injury accidents, accidents with machinery, and motor vehicle accidents; administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation, automated external defibrillation, and uses other medical equipment and procedures in providing emergency medical care in accordance to level of training and local protocols.
    Will be trained in and will respond to homeland security incidents.

    Physical Demands:

    Lifting, twisting, standing, and bending. Employee must be willing to work various shifts. Some exposure to aircraft noise and fuel, daily contact with chemical and airport construction. Potential exposure to aircraft and vehicle accidents. Position requires much standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, climbing, pushing, pulling, lifting and walking. Some exposure to inclement weather and must maintain physical fitness pertinent to work and be able to function in an aquatic environment.


    Education/Knowledge: High School diploma/GED and IFSAC, Pro Board, or FAA ARFF certification, and First Responder medical training required.
    Must possess a valid driver’s license
    Fire Fighting or EMS experience preferred.
    Skills/Aptitudes: Must be able to fully participate as a member of the ARFF team, operate fire and rescue equipment, and perform lifesaving/safety functions. Must be able to react quickly and calmly in emergencies, and be able to operate motor vehicles in dangerous situations.

    Strong written and oral communications skills
    Excellent customer service skills
    Ability to communicate with all levels within the organization
    Proven ability to work well within a team
    Polite and professional when interacting with others
    Strong attention to detail
    Capable of independent action


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