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Title:  Chief – ARFF

Location:  Rhode Island Airport Corporation

Job Information: DESCRIPTION:

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SUMMARY: Direct all operations of the Fire – Rescue Unit at TF Green. Supervise compliance with FAA – FAR Part 139 regulations. Direct training program as required, adhering to guidelines in FAA Advisory Circulars. Prepare and administer departmental budget. Plan and Direct Mock Airport Disaster Drills and Table-Top exercises. Assist in planning airport participation in Homeland Security Drills and Table-top exercises .Prepare specifications for major purchases such as fire apparatus, personal protective equipment, uniforms, supplies, etc. Represent RIAC in meeting and planning sessions with outside agencies. Supervise all fueling operations and storage for compliance with FAR Part 139 requirements. Maintain compliance with current CBA between RIAC and Union. Respond to all airport emergencies and participate in mitigation of same, serving as Incident Commander and member of Unified Command Structure.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Ensure compliance with FAR Part 139 standards and in accordance with our approved Airport Certification Manual, and other applicable FAR’s, to include supervising fueling operations and storage.
  • Oversee the training program to ensure consistency and centralization for all members of the department.
  • Develop standard operating procedures governing response to and operations at ARFF/EMS responses as well as daily activities.
  • Maintain compliance with current Collective Bargaining Agreement between RIAC and union.
  • Respond to airport emergencies, provide command leadership for the department and represent the airport in a Unified Command Structure.
  • Enforce applicable NFPA, FAA and OSHA standards as well as state and local.
  • Assign schedule and assign work to department employees.
  • Oversee and ensure the maintenance of tools and equipment.
  • Plan, prepare, and coordinate mock disasters and table-top exercises.
  • Represent RIAC in planning sessions with outside agencies for disaster planning and response exercises and/or training.
  • Develop and implement procedures for the safe operation and response of the department.
  • Ensure that all mutual aid agreements are current.
  • Prepare and administer departmental budget.
  • Implement current, new and revised RIAC policies and procedures.
  • Make recommendations on RIAC policies and procedures governing the safety and well-being of employees and tenant employees.
  • Requisition supplies, prepare specifications and bid packages for equipment.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with employees, airport tenants and the general public.
  • Be available for emergency call-back as necessary.


Provides overall supervision of the ARFF Department and direct supervision of supervisory members and administrative support staff.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The ability to lead and manage people.
  • Must be capable of command level decision making during all phases of an emergency response and other stressful situations that affect lives, safety and property of others.
  • Working knowledge and experience in commanding large scale incidents.
  • Must have experience utilizing the Incident Command System and/or National Incident Management System.
  • In-depth knowledge of airport operations and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting techniques and requirements is mandatory.
  • Must have knowledge of Federal, state, and local regulations and procedures governing ARFF measures including but not limited to, explosives, first aid and maintenance of firefighting equipment.
  • Be able to plan and conduct fire rescue training. Should have experience in training and utilizing successful training techniques applicable to ARFF departments.
  • Should have experience dealing and mitigating with Haz-Mat and decontamination techniques.


  • Minimum of Associate’s Degree in Fire Science or related field.
  • Minimum of 15 years of fire experience, 5 of which was as Company Officer and 3 of which was at the rank of Chief Officer required.
  • Extensive experience in Training, Incident Command, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Mass Casualty Incidents required.
  • Additional experience dealing with HAZMAT and DECON also required.
  • Demonstrated full working knowledge and extensive experience in commanding large scale incidents required, as it is mandatory that this individual will be functioning as the Incident Commander during all incidents on the AOA.

Title:  Firefighter/EMT

Location:  Boeing Fire Dept. – Ridley, PA

Job Information: DESCRIPTION:

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The Boeing Fire Department is currently recruiting for two (2) Firefighter/EMT Positions located in Ridley Park, PA. Interested candidates should apply at:

Job Description:
Boeing Fire Department places strong emphasis on Fire Prevention and risk avoidance. A background and/or willingness to learn the identification and application of fire code is required.

Position Responsibilities:
• Responds to and completes service requests as outlined in company procedures or desktop procedures.
• Inspects various routine, emergency and fixed fire protection equipment, systems and apparatus to ensure operational readiness and to comply with applicable codes, standards and company procedures and completes appropriate documentation.
• Responds to emergency calls for assistance to mitigate hazardous situations by operating specialized tools, equipment and apparatus.
• Determines the appropriate course of action within the scope of qualifications.
• Completes appropriate documentation.
• Conducts training for external customers in emergency preparedness and safety skills to meet regulatory requirements and satisfy customer requests.
• Completes appropriate documentation.
• Monitors systems and receives requests for fire department services.
• Completes building inspections; hot work control; fire protection systems configuration control; responding to and controlling all emergencies, including those involving ARFF, structures, equipment and vehicle fires, medical, hazardous material, and confined space rescue.
• The ability to interface with government agencies; local, state and federal Fire Department; security and fire protection management; other company management and customer; vendors and suppliers.

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):
• Firefighter II (must be IFSAC (International Fire Service Accreditation Congress), ProBoard or DoD certification).
• Minimum 3 years of full-time or 5 years of part-time or volunteer Firefighter experience
• State or Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license
• High school graduate or GED
• Valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

• Associates degree in Fire Science
• Confined space rescue training
• Hazardous Material Technician or Fire Inspector I or II
• Prefer a minimum of 3 years of Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) Certification.

This is an hourly position represented by the International Association of Firefighters, Local I-17. This position requires you work a 24 hour alternate shift. (You will work one 24 hour shift then off for 48 hours).




Title:  Fire Chief, ARFF

Location:  Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Job Information: DESCRIPTION:

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Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country.  The agency’s network of aviation facilities, which consist of John F. Kennedy (JFK), Newark Liberty International (EWR), LaGuardia (LGA), Stewart International (SWF), and Teterboro (TEB) airports, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity.  The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, which is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.

The Aviation Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is currently seeking a highly skilled and experienced professional to fill the position of Fire Chief, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) with extensive ARFF, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 139, managerial, technical and administrative skills to lead the execution of firefighting services for our airport system.

The Aviation department mission is to develop, provide, promote, maintain and enhance a unified system of safe and secure regional airport facilities, providing the region with unsurpassed global access and restoring the region to its preeminent status as the nation’s gateway for passengers and cargo, and to do so with sensitivity for the community and the environment.

 Functional Oversight

The Port Authority is seeking an experienced, energetic, strategic, innovative and results-oriented leader to fill a critical position in the Aviation Department’s Operations team.

Reporting to the Aviation Operations Officer, Aviation Department, the Fire Chief, ARFF leads their division in Aviation Operations and is responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of essential safety functions for stakeholders at the Port Authority’s system of five airports (JFK, LGA, EWR, SWF, and TEB)

These functions include the exercising of full-scope, day-to-day operational command of the Deputy Chiefs that operate JFK, EWR, LGA & TEB. The individual will be expected to serve under Unified Command as the Command for ARFF, meet part 139 ARFF requirements in accordance with FAA airport certification standers and other federal, state and local laws; lead the operation of units in an effective and cost-efficient manner, develop strong interagency and private-sector partnerships for the purpose of achieving a maximally efficient ARFF structure, and command, motivate, inspire and maintain proper order and discipline among subordinates.

Major Responsibilities:

The Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The Fire Chief has command authority on all ARFF related incidents, act in a DUTY capacity to respond as needed or requested to Port Authority of New York & New Jersey controlled airports or in any other cases of mutual aid.
  • Establish and maintain clear communication and single line of management for the Deputy Fire Chiefs, Fire Captains, Sergeants, Police Officers, and Administrative Staff. Supervise and coordinate the execution of Deputy Fire Chief responsibilities.
  • Manage the ARFF Department to ensure optimum performance, preparedness, and professional development in the delivery of emergency preparedness and response at PA airports.
  • Communicate and coordinate regularly with the Fire Chief of Training, Office of the Chief Security Officer.
  • Meet Part 139 Certification requirements in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other federal, state and local laws as they pertain to ARFF. Ensure ARFF Units adhere to all legal, technical and administrative guidelines.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain policies and procedures of records management for personnel, labor, training, equipment, and emergency response records.
  • Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods, procedures, techniques, and equipment utilized in the conduct of all activities assigned to firefighting personnel
  • Develop and maintain lines of communication and cooperation with peers in surrounding local, state, and federal agencies, coordinate joint operations with outside agencies, and mitigate conflicts with other departments or agencies.
  • Direct and coordinate the development and implementation of ARFF department budgets,
  • Direct and coordinate the development of annual budget requirements, implement strategies and evaluate trends to gain efficiencies while meeting response requirements.
  • Review and make recommendations to CSO Fire Chief on training curriculum, procedures, equipment and processes to ensure the proper development and training of ARFF staff.
  • Manage ARFF vacancies in coordination with the ARFF Deputy Chiefs, manage the selection process of management personnel and the transfer of Police personnel from the Public Safety Department.
  • Coordinate all Police related administrative, discipline, and labor relations matters with the Fire Chief of Training.
  • Provide recommendations to the Aviation Director on all matters relating to the execution and management of ARFF functions.
  • In addition to the responsibilities listed above, the selected candidate will be required, when necessary, to report to the Port Authority Agency Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Jersey City, NJ to work emergencies and/or weather related events (i.e. significant snowfall events), outside of normal working hours, inclusive of nighttime 12-hour shifts.

 Position Requirements

Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Protection Administration, Public Administration or related field, or Chief Officer Certification from an accredited program, or a combination of education, training and job-related experience as stated below.
  • At least ten (10) years of full-time paid experience in aircraft rescue firefighting (ARFF), with a minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience as a Fire Officer in a State, municipal fire department, DoD ARFF operation or equivalent agency position. Up to four years of job-related experience can be substituted for up to two years of the education requirement for this position, or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as listed above. Must have a working knowledge of FAA regulations and at least three years of experience in airport operations/Part139, preferably at a commercial service airport.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid State issued Driver license.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Expert knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration airport certification standards / DoD ARFF operations relating to crash, fire and rescue operations and hazardous materials including Part 139 rules and regulations pertaining to ARFF;
  • Principles and practices of FAA records management;
  • Demonstrated skill in fire suppression, rescue and EMS;
  • Knowledge of firefighting and lifesaving techniques, methods and principles of aircraft rescue and structural firefighting, fire prevention and fire investigation;
  • Extensive experience in aircraft rescue and firefighting strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of crash, fire and rescue equipment and apparatus;
  • Preferred certifications may include one or more of the following: Firefighter 1& 2, Airport Firefighter, First Responder, Operation and Incident Commander and/or Fire Officer 1, 2, 3, & 4 ICS- 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800; Fire Instructor 1, 3, & 3 and Fire Inspector 1, 2, & 3.
  • Demonstrated leadership and administrative ability with extensive knowledge of modern fire/rescue service management;
  • Demonstrated experience in a position that fulfills National Incident Management System (NIMS) functions;
  • An ability to effectively work with and manage individuals from diverse professional backgrounds;
  • Strong conflict resolution and decision making skills;
  • An ability to work constructively with local, state, and federal agencies
  • Knowledge of principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Substantial experience working in the aviation industry, preferably airport/airline operations and safety as they pertain to Part 139.
  • Knowledge of continually changing Federal and State regulations related to airline operations, airfield operations, Federal Aviation Administration and air traffic procedures.
  • Ability to develop methods of meeting regulations given cost and resource constraints
  • Ability to effectively communicate in both written and oral instructions


To apply please go to: / Job # 34077

Title: ARFF Instructor
Location:  University of Missouri  – Fire & Rescue Training Institute

Job Information: DESCRIPTION:

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The University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI) provides training throughout Missouri and nationally, to volunteer and career firefighters, fire specialists, fire officers, members of industrial and institutional fire brigades, and members of allied emergency services organizations.

Position Description

The Instructor for the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) program of the Fire and Rescue Training Institute is responsible for managing and coordinating the operational and on-site activities of the ARFF program. In addition, this position is responsible for the direct supervision and coordination of adjunct faculty who work in the program, coordinating and facilitating all maintenance for the props and the vehicles used, and work to update existing and develop new curriculum for the program. This position reports to the ARFF Program Specialist of MU FRTI.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the ARFF program specialist in the coordination of specialized training for the aircraft rescue and fire fighting program. Deliver training in the identified program area to meet fire and emergency service training needs within available resources. Organize and lead qualified instructors in the necessary operational activities to complete complex and challenging training activities.
  • Assist in the operation, maintenance, and service of $1.5 million state asset, Mobile Aircraft Fire Trainer (MAFT) simulator, under a Missouri Department of Transportation lease agreement with MU FRTI.
  • Work with Airports, ARFF Agencies, and other entities on conducting training programs in the central Midwest FAA region and beyond.
  • Uses and follows the Institute’s guidelines for course delivery that include: use of identified instructional resources; use of mobile simulator props and vehicles; completion of all required course registrations forms, rosters, evaluations, site plans, and inspections.
  • Perform instructional duties that involve the utilization of multiple teaching methods and techniques so a target audience is reached and learning objectives for the lesson are achieved. Supervise students as required, during training scenarios with increased hazard exposure, so that all Institute safety standards and practices are followed, and all class objectives are achieved. Lead students in live fire and/or rescue training scenarios. Work as a member of, or lead instructor, as part of an instructional team as required to fulfill teaching assignments. Coordinate assigned staff and adjunct instructors to accomplish training objectives and program area goals.
  • As required, perform necessary duties to set-up, inspect, test and return to service all equipment and technical training devices used for courses. Procure new or replacement equipment as required.
  • As required, operate vehicles and technical training props and simulator systems. Perform driver operator duties for over-the-road transport of the Institute’s technical training props/equipment trailers to location in and out-of-state. Maintain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and meet DOT requirements for over-the-road transport driver.
  • Perform routine and periodic light maintenance and arrange for all heavy maintenance of all training props and vehicles assigned to the program.
  • Perform general office duties including data entry, filing, processing paperwork and reports.
  • Participate in continuing education activities as required to maintain and/or enhance their knowledge/certifications in specified areas of instruction.
  • Perform other MU FRTI duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

This position reports to the ARFF Program Specialist of MU FRTI.

Supervision Exercised

Functional supervision is exercised over specialized adjunct, and contract instructors qualified in ARFF and other technical areas assigned. Additional staff may also be assigned dependent on program needs.

Physical Demands

Must be capable of performing, demonstrating, and leading students in various firefighting and emergency response techniques as identified in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, 1003 Standard for Airport Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications and 1403 Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions. Extensive travel is required. The duties may require frequent evening and weekend work.

Work Environment

Work activity takes place in a variety of settings and extremes including: office, classroom, outdoor practical training areas, confined spaces, elevated areas, water environment, live fire and other potentially hazardous environments and atmospheres. In addition, the Specialist work activities will require the use of and the wearing of specialized personal protective clothing/equipment for firefighters, rescuers, hazardous materials, and industrial workers.


A minimum of an Associate Degree, Bachelors preferred, from a recognized institution and five years of fire and emergency service work experience in the specialization of aircraft rescue and fire fighting, of which two years were at the supervisory level. In lieu of educational degree, professional certifications and experience may be considered.

A current Missouri Fire Service Instructor II certification is required along with certifications/credentials in technical aspects of ARFF. Two years’ experience performing or teaching technical fire or ARFF courses. Two years of experience in the coordination or supervision of training programs for fire and/or emergency services. Have, or be able to obtain, a Missouri Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-A) within the first 6 months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

National Certifications:

  • NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, Levels I and II
  • NFPA 1003: Standard for Airport Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications
  • NFPA 1403: Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions, Live Fire Instructor
  • NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, Incident Safety Officer
  • Certified Training Officer, Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) or International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI)
  • Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, Federal Aviation Administration


Training programs:

  • Incident Command System, I-100, I-200, I-300 and I-400