Department: Fire Station
Reports To: Fire Chief
Location: Wake Island To Apply go to: Chugach Federal Solutions
Type of Position & FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
EEOC Job Category: Service Workers
Summary/General Description Of Job:
Controls and extinguishes fires. The firefighter may drive a vehicle to scene of fire when necessary. For aircraft fires: Positions vehicle considering such factors as wind direction, sources of water, hazards from falling structures, and location of armaments or other aircraft; maneuvers the vehicle to keep the fire in optimum range while ensuring that back flash will not occur. For structural fires: Operates pumps, foam generators, boom and ground sweeps nozzles, and other similar equipment; determines proper pressures for the distances to be pumped and the number of lines being used; maintains a constant awareness of water levels in self-contained tanks and warns hand line and rescue man when tanks are close to running dry. Uses a variety of special protective gear for emergency operations; performs daily preventive maintenance inspection of vehicle and equipment. Performs minor maintenance such as fluid level checks and replenish as required, and draining and flushing tanks when necessary, and otherwise ensuring that all equipment is in serviceable condition.
Essential Duties & Job Functions:
Drives and operates firefighting vehicles.
Performs crash/rescue and firefighting duties at airfields handling predominantly large or complex aircraft (e.g. fighters, cargo, and passenger).
Performs structural firefighting duties for a variety of facilities.
Performs search and rescue of personnel, and performs or initiates a variety of first aid measures to alleviate further injury, and prepares victims(s) for transport to a medical facility.
Evaluates emergency medical situations and performs duties as a DOT First Responder or equivalent.
Maintains firefighting equipment and fire station facilities.
Complies with health, safety, and environmental rules and procedures
Participates in the physical fitness, respiratory protection and hearing conservation program.
Performs daily inspection, maintenance and upkeep of firefighting apparatus, tools and equipment.
Submits timely and accurate time for pay purposes
Maintain proper dress and grooming in accordance with employee handbook and/or standard operating procedures.
Participates in all training activities, including afterhours exercises and readiness inspection call-outs
Performs collateral duties as assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Basic skills of firefighting methods and techniques used in modern firefighting for protection of life and property.
Principles of hydraulics as they pertain to water flow, water pressure, water levels, hose line (friction) losses, etc.
Basic and specialized firefighting equipment (fire alarm system operation, fire extinguishing equipment operation, etc.), techniques, and procedures
Basic building design, construction, and occupancy as related to firefighting, safety and personnel rescue
The latest changes in aircraft cockpit design, ordnance placement, and cabin layouts to include the operation of hatch or canopy release mechanisms, ejection seat mechanisms, and/or oxygen supply systems
Safety requirements as outlined in applicable safety standards, regulations, and/or technical orders
Operating telecommunications equipment
Performing the essential job tasks associated with firefighting.
Analyzing situations quickly and objectively and to determine the proper course of action
Job Requirements (Education, Experience, Professional Associations):
High school diploma or equivalent.
Three (3) years’ experience controlling or extinguishing fires as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer, or governmental fire department or brigade
Certified Firefighter I/II (DoD, PROBOARD, or IFSAC)
Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations (DoD, PROBOARD, or, IFSAC)
Certified Driver Operator – Pumper (DoD, PROBOARD, or, IFSAC)
Certified Driver Operator – ARFF (DoD, PROBOARD, or, IFSAC)
Mobile Water Supply (MWS) (DoD, PROBOARD, or, IFSAC)
Certified Airport Firefighter (DoD, PROBOARD, or, IFSAC)
Operating telecommunications equipment
Detecting and recognizing fire hazards.
Operating various types of firefighting vehicles.
Dexterity in use and manipulation of tools and equipment used in firefighting operations.
Operating basic Microsoft computer programs.
Ability to pass a National Agency Check with Inquires
Performing the essential job tasks as outlined in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1582
Demonstrating specific vision abilities required by the job include the ability to discern colors, contrast, and depth
Valid State driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
Lifting and/or move up to 100 pounds
Speak, read and comprehend English fluently.
Ability to successfully pass the NFPA 1582 pre-employment physical requirements and drug tests upon hire, and annually.
Telecommunicator I/II (DoD, PROBOARD, or, IFSAC)
Five (5) years’ experience controlling or extinguishing fires as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer, or governmental fire department or brigade.
Preference shall be given to eligible and qualified Chugach shareholders, spouses and descendants, and shareholders of other Alaska Native Corporations. Chugach makes every effort to identify, hire, train, and promote shareholders. Chugach is an equal opportunity employer. The company shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity (except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification), national origin, age, disability, military/veteran status, marital status, genetic information or any other factor protected by law.