The Rhode Island Airport Corporation Invites Applications for ARFF Deputy Chief

The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) is seeking an ARFF Deputy Chief. The ARFF Deputy Chief is a member of the RIAC management team, reports to the Vice President of Operations and Maintenance and is the primary training and administration support for the ARFF Chief. The Deputy Chief assumes the Chief’s responsibilities in his or her absence to ensure compliance with FAA regulations, NFPA standards and the Airport Emergency Plan. He or she is responsible for maintaining all mandatory ARFF training records in compliance with FAA regulations. The Deputy Chief oversees the development of standardized training and the establishment of safety and training policies, lesson plans, training guides, and performance competencies. He or she directs inspection of fuel farms and ensures vehicles are fueled and records maintained in compliance with NFPA standards. The Deputy Chief also directs and supervises service testing of ARFF apparatus and fire extinguishing systems. He or she works with building, airfield, and the automotive maintenance divisions to ensure buildings, grounds and equipment are properly maintained. The Deputy Chief motivates, leads, commands and maintains proper order and discipline of unit employees and ensures the Airport passes required testing and inspections. He or she attends professional training to maintain awareness of trends in aircraft firefighting and rescue and recommends changes to the Airport’s program as needed and must be able to plan and deliver associated fire rescue training. The Deputy Chief assists the Chief in preparation and delivery of performance evaluations.

Ideal Candidate:

The Ideal Candidate for this position will have a 4-year degree in fire science or a related field, however an associate degree will be considered. Also, 5 years’ experience in a leadership role (Captain or higher) in an ARFF department is required. Experience managing Union employees is strongly preferred. He or she must possess an Emergency Medical Technician License, with the ability to obtain a Rhode Island license within 6 months of hire. The Deputy Chief must have NFPA 1001 (Firefighter I Level II) NFPA 1003, (Airport Firefighter) 1021, (Fire Officer) and 1041, (Fire Service Instructor) certification or equivalent. Also, the Deputy Chief must possess a certificate of completion of National Incident Management Systems 700, 100, 200, 300, as well as completion of NIMS 400 and 800. The Deputy Chief must be knowledgeable of 14 CFR Part 139.315 through 321 and have thorough knowledge of NFPA standards as they relate to airport fire protection and firefighting. The successful candidate must be able to obtain a Rhode Island driver’s license.

Compensation & Benefits:
The salary range for this position is $95,000 – $115,000 and is accompanied by a generous compensation and benefits package. Relocation assistance is available.

For instructions on how to apply, please click here to see the recruitment brochure, or visit the searches tab at


Filing Deadline: August 21, 2022

Title:  Chief of Airport Rescue and Firefighting

Location: Milwaukee County – General Mitchell International Airport

Job Information: DESCRIPTION:

Please Apply To:

Chief of Airport Rescue and Firefighting

Milwaukee, WI, USA Req #564
 Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Interested in joining Milwaukee County? Milwaukee County is searching for authentic people who are out to change the game and bring their whole selves to work every day.


Milwaukee County oversees operations from our Airport, Behavioral Health, Child Support Enforcement, Combined Court Operations, Sheriffs Department, House of Corrections, Human Services, Parks, Public Safety, Public Works, Fleet Operations, Transportation, and at the Zoo. Our departments are also dedicated to our Seniors in the Department on Aging, those with Disabilities, and Veterans Affairs. Our employees also remain committed to serve the cultural, human, recreational and social needs of the entire community.

Milwaukee County offers a wide variety of interesting jobs for people who want to make a difference in our community. Milwaukee County provides a competitive benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  If disability related accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

Come and join our team and discover our diverse and versatile community of independent spirits and unique talents, we are redefining the way you think about Milwaukee County!

Chief of Airport Rescue and Firefighting

Milwaukee County – General Mitchell International Airport

Salary Range:  $92,883.65 – $112,402.37
Close Date: 7/15/2022 

The Milwaukee County Fire Department at General Mitchell International Airport strives for excellence in emergency preparedness and response to enhance our customer focused, innovative role as industry leaders while overcoming expanding risks. We are committed to excellent leadership and professional accountability. We will achieve this through effective training, use of technology and adaptation to the changing needs of our community. There is one Fire Station which is strategically located near the middle of the airfield, close to the intersection of GMIA’s two longest runways. MCFD is also a full participating member of MABAS Division 107 (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System), which allows our MABAS partners to call upon our large supply of Firefighting Foam and our unique application devices.

Reporting to the Airport’s Director of Safety and Security, this role is focused on leading a team of professionals in the advancement of the Chief of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting goals for Milwaukee County. Functions of the Chief of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting as part of the Milwaukee Airport Division are: management of the airport fire department including emergency and non-emergency operations, ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state, and county regulations including Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139, directs the training of personnel, oversee the inspection of airport structures and facilities, custodian of department reports and records, provides risk managerial expertise to airport staff.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Manage emergency and non-emergency activities to include administering discipline, writing appraisals, and representing airport management during grievance procedures.
  2. Oversee the design, development, and implementation of training programs to include Job Performance Requirements consistent with NFPA standards and FAR 139 requirements.
  3. Oversee the design, development, and implementation of training programs to include Job Performance Requirements consistent with NFPA standards and FAR 139 requirements.
  4. Oversee training of personnel (department, mutual aid departments, airport, and tenants) in the latest techniques of firefighting, prevention, and handling hazardous materials in an airport environment.
  5. Ensure construction of all new airport facilities comply with all NFPA Codes.  Design, develop and implement inspection programs IAW FAR 139 and NFPA Codes.  Ensure inspections are performed and records are maintained.
  6. Direct, research, and investigate hazardous material releases and assess environmental threat for LEPC.  Review and update Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) and conduct exercises to test plan and response by airport personnel and other responders.
  7. Manage the maintenance of firefighting apparatus and appliances at the airport and fire station.
  8. Prepare annual budgets and requisition of equipment and supplies necessary for the operation of the department.  Conduct monthly reviews of budgets to make sure division remains on track with budgetary objectives.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Must be a current resident of the United States.
  • Course work or experience equivalent to a degree in Fire Science, Business Administration, or related field or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience. Minimum of eight (8) years’ of progressively responsible experience (such as experience as a battalion chief, operations chief, or other responsible supervisory position) in the operation and management of an airport fire department is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Administration, or closely related field is highly desired/ preferred.
  • Ten (10) or more years of experience as a firefighter with seven (7) years of Airport firefighting experience.
  • Four (4) or more years of command level experience.
  • Experience in compliance with FAR Part 139 and NAS 3306 is essential
  • Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 100lbs on a regular basis.

NOTE: High desired/preferred – Currently enrolled in or graduated from the NFA’s Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP).  A physical exam that meets National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards will be required for those who are not currently employed with the Milwaukee County Fire Department.


  • Must have the ability to acquire upon hiring a Class II Airfield Driver’s License
  • Valid Driver’s License at time of application with the ability to obtain a Wisconsin driver’s license within six (6) months of hire and maintain throughout employment.


  • Airport Firefighter (NFPA 1003) or equivalent
  • Fire Officer II (IFSAC/ProBoard or equivalent
  • Fire Instructor II (IFSAC/ProBoard or equivalent
  • Hazmat Operations
  •  ICS: 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800 or equivalents.    

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of all related computer and software applications such Microsoft Office as well as Web based applications for tracking response data.  Skilled at internal and frequent external communication; gathering information, answering queries, and building strong working relationships.  A good command of public speaking and information sharing.    Read, analyze, and interpret safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions, procedural manuals, business manuals, technical procedures, and government regulations.  Draft routine reports.  Regularly make decisions of responsibility, involving evaluation of information.  Decisions may require development or application of alternatives or precedents.  Able to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 50lbs on a regular basis.

Note: This Original Examination is open to all qualified candidates of the United States. In accordance Section 11, Rule 3 of the Civil Service Rules a non-competitive examination will be held for this position. The non-competitive examination will consist of criteria deemed appropriate by the Director of Human Resources to rank applicants on the eligible list for this position.

Note: Finalists will be required to prepare a “First 100 days” plan review as part of their application process.  Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Milwaukee County conducts job related criminal background checks and pre-employment screenings

Milwaukee County is committed to fostering an equitable working environment, free from discrimination and harassment, on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. We prohibit any form of discriminationharassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, pregnancy related condition, national origin, age, disability, FMLA status, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, or any other category or status that is now or in the future protected by federal, state, and local law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.


Effective October 1, 2021, Milwaukee County will require all employees to have completed COVID-19 vaccinations and provide proof of vaccination or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request. All persons offered a position will be required to provide proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination at time of hire or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request and been approved for an accommodation prior to hire.


Title:  OSS Superintendent


Job Information: DESCRIPTION:

Please Apply To:

Hiring Rate: $40.10- $45.76/hour
Non-Exempt, Full Time, Full Benefits
Apply by July 13, 2022 

Under general direction, provides managerial direction and supervision to subordinate supervisors and staff performing Operations, Safety and Security (OSS) Division duties, including Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) activities, for the Yampa Valley Regional Airport (YVRA); plans, organizes, trains, equips, directs staffs, and administers all aspects of airport operations, safety, and security; ensures safe, secure and efficient airport operations through planning and implementation of programs, processes and procedures developed in accordance with department policies as well as federal, state and local rules and regulations; ensures that airport personnel are trained and ready to respond to emergencies, disasters, and security threats; and performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Plans, organizes, directs, staffs and administers all aspects of airport operations, safety, security, customer service and non-standard operations that impact YVRA employees, tenants and passengers; supervises subordinate staff, including subordinate supervisors; directs work activities and establishes standards of production and performance; monitors and evaluates employee performance; initiates and implements employee discipline as required; ensures appropriate staff development and training and maintains training records on all assigned personnel.
  • Manages and supervises YVRA OSS staff and activities; meets with the Airport Security Coordinator (ASC) to receive daily updates regarding Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announcements and security directives, including updated security threat levels; reviews security-related incidents involving employees, passengers or airline staff; meets with OSS staff daily to receive updates on OSS activities and other staff assignments.
  • Serves as a technical resource to airport personnel and others concerning airport operations and activities; responds to inquiries and provides detailed and technical information regarding related local and federal laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, policies, and procedures. Oversees the inspection of all YVRA facilities and infrastructure for safety and regulatory compliance; investigates and reports any operations, safety, or security deviations in accordance with YVRA policies as well as federal, state and local rules and regulations.
  • Plans, manages, and directs YVRA emergency response for onsite emergency medical response, hazardous materials spills, aircraft incidents and mishaps, and incidents involving aircraft ground support equipment.
  • Represents the department in communications with officials of federal, state, and local agencies, as well as public and private entities regarding matters of compliance and/or mutual interest; responds appropriately to inquiries and/or complaints regarding departmental activities; attends meetings, conferences and trainings; serves on boards, commissions, committees, teams and task forces as required; develops and directs special projects as needed. 
  • Maintains the currency of the Airport Emergency Action Plan and Airport Certification Manual; directs the Airport Security Coordinator in maintaining a current Airport Security Plan.
  • Directs and supervises the development and implementation of training and exercises for the purpose of emergency preparedness training and planning; oversees the inspection and maintenance of rescue equipment.
  • Manages the acquisition, upgrades, maintenance, and inventory of emergency response, security and radio communications equipment; develops and monitors the Division’s operational and capital budgets.
  • Coordinates VIP arrivals and departures with VIP security details, local law enforcement, local fire department, and local emergency medical service officials.
  • Coordinates operations during YVRA construction projects, including security requirements and construction site safety; identifies and assists in resolving conflicts between construction and aircraft operations.
  • Analyzes narrative, financial, statistical, and technical information; prepares reports, records, and correspondence; makes presentations to groups and individuals.
  • Mentors and develops; provides leadership and coaching that promotes professional development of OSS staff both technically and interpersonally to foster a strong, cohesive and highly motivated OSS team.
  • Works closely with the YVRA Maintenance Superintendent to coordinate and integrate OSS and Maintenance operations.
  • May act in the absence of the Airport Director and Assistant Airport Director as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Aviation Management, Business, Public Administration or related field.


  • Six years of progressively more responsible experience in aviation with oversight, budget, and management responsibilities.
  • Significant knowledge and experience working with FAA representatives under Part 139 or with a complex Part 121 airline, working knowledge or regulations Parts 1542 or 1544 and three or five years’ experience directly leading various work groups.


  • Ability obtain FAA certification as a ARFF Firefighter
  • AAAE certification as an Accredited Airport Executive or Certified Member is a plus.
  • A valid license to drive a vehicle in Colorado and a safe driving record is required at the time of appointment and throughout employment.


  • Must be able to successfully complete a Federal Security Background Check to comply with TSA Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) badging requirements.
  • Must provide verification of Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200 and 700 training upon appointment, or must obtain such training within six months of appointment.

Located in Northwest Colorado and surrounded by state and national forests and picturesque ranch lands, Routt County is a year-round destination community for outdoor enthusiasts. Routt County is home to about 14,000 year-round residents living in either Steamboat Springs, Hayden, Oak Creek, and Yampa. Residents enjoy diverse year-round recreation including world-class skiing, hiking, camping, mountain biking, and fishing.

Residents enjoy nature’s playground while accessing a thriving and diverse business sector that balances recreation and outdoor-oriented businesses with ranching, energy economy, and health care sector jobs. The County completed a broadband project that promises to enhance its attractiveness to location-neutral workers. Residents access high-quality schools, a branch of Colorado Mountain College (CMC), and a world-class library.

The transportation heartbeat of the Yampa Valley and the gateway of choice to Northwest Colorado. Located a short 30- minute drive from Steamboat Springs, Hayden, Craig, serving the entire Yampa Valley Community. When flying directly to Steamboat Springs, CO, Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN) is your destination. With six major airlines, and dozens of direct daily flights from major cities, Fly Steamboat on your next trip to Steamboat Springs.

Full-Time employees that work 30+ hours per week are eligible for the following benefits:
• Comprehensive Medical Plan
• Comprehensive Dental Plan
• Life/Long Term Disability Benefits
• 401(a) 6% match, 457 and Roth IRA
• Pre-Tax Medical Spending Account
• Pre-Tax Dependent Care Spending Account
• Voluntary Comprehensive Vision Program
• Worker’s Compensation
• Routt Federal Credit Union
• Supplemental Insurance
• Old Town Hot Springs Discount
• Merchant Ski Pass Program
• Paid Sick, Vacation, Holiday and Personal time accrued
• Employee Assistance Program

Must be able to successfully complete a Federal Security Background Check for TSA SIDA badging requirements.



Routt County will provide reasonable accommodation to all applicants who require assistance completing the online application process. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process, and need an alternative method for applying, please email for assistance or call 970-879- 0181.

Routt County is an equal opportunity employer and political affiliation, age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by federal, state or local law, are not taken into account in any employment decision. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job related factors

Title:  Airport Assistant Fire Chief

Location: Snohomish County Airport 

Job Information: DESCRIPTION:

Please Apply To:

Paine Field Airport Snohomish County offers outstanding benefits and competitive wages, job flexibility and stability, employer paid ORCA cards, and a friendly, diverse team atmosphere where employees are appreciated and make a real difference to the citizens we provide services to.  Snohomish County is thriving and is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family.  We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a lifelong career at Snohomish County.

Visit our New Employee Benefits Summary for more information about employee benefits.

Assist the Airport Fire Chief with planning, developing, and implementing Fire and Security Programs at Snohomish County Airport, to provide leadership and management for the Fire/Security Department, to ensure the operation of an effective incident response capability, and to support Airport community and tenant relations programs.  Act on behalf of the Airport Fire Chief in their absence or as directed.

Job Duties


  1. Works with the Airport Fire Chief to provide direction to all fire and security programs, including planning, organizing, coordinating, and supervising all phases of Airport public safety work; assists in determining work priorities, preparing schedules, and coordinating operations with other county units and departments as required.
  2. Plans, schedules, supervises, and evaluates the work of subordinate employees; recommends various personnel actions to superiors as necessary; supports county diversity and personnel programs; works with labor relations, the local union, and other stakeholders related to human resources management.
  3. Assists the Airport Fire Chief with enforcing airport, county, state, federal (FAA) rules and regulations and ensuring compliance with Part 139 ARFF requirements; maintains expert knowledge of FAA airport certification standards and ARFF operations; develops recommendations regarding changes to appliable rules and regulations; ensures operational readiness and deployment capabilities of fire personnel, fleet, and equipment.
  4. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques. Makes recommendations to provide solutions and improve processes.  
  5. Assists with facilitating coordination and standardization across the unit; develops programs and standard operating procedures to ensure best practices. Develops training materials and promotes change management.
  6. Attends public, governmental, and professional meetings as a representative of the airport and the county. 
  7. In conjunction with the Airport Fire Chief, maintains a liaison with other fire departments and law enforcement agencies; participates in regional programs; requests backup as necessary. Collaborates with Airport leadership, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Emergency Management, fire training academies, and other internal and external departments, agencies, and organizations.
  8. Contributes to the development of the annual fire/security department budget, capital improvement program, and department strategic plans, goals, and objectives; directs and monitors program and budget execution.
  9. Assists the Fire Chief in developing and maintaining agreements including relevant sections of the Airport Certification Manual, the Airport Emergency Plan and mutual aid agreements for fire and emergency services.
  10. Attends and participates in professional group meetings, maintaining awareness of new trends in aircraft fire fighting and rescue, and incorporating new developments as appropriate.
  11. Responds to fire and aircraft disaster alarms; commands or delegates command of emergency operations; deploys personnel and equipment as needed; is on call 24 hours a day when in the local area. 


  1. Maintains necessary records, assists in development and maintenance of the records management work plan, policies, and procedures; and prepares required reports. 
  2. Under Unified Command, may serve as the commander for incidents involving fire and/or rescue involving Paine Field Fire.
  3. Performs other duties as assigned.  

Minimum Qualifications

A two-year college degree in Fire Science or related field; AND, four (4) years’ experience as a full-time fire service officer and relevant experience in fire service training/instruction; OR any equivalent combination of training and /or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Must pass job related tests.

Experience in airport crash/fire/rescue, airfield operations, fire/rescue, and/or security is preferred.  One or more of the following professional accreditations is preferred: (ProBoard/IFSAC) fire certifications as a Fire Officer IV, Fire Instructor III, Fire Inspector III, Firefighter I/II, Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter, HAZ MAT Incident Commander.

A valid Washington State Driver’s License is required for employment. A combination license endorsement may be required for employment. Candidates for employment may be required to pass a post offer physical examination.

Additional Information


Knowledge of:

  • Firefighting and security apparatus, equipment, procedures, and techniques
  • Methods and principles of aircraft rescue and structural firefighting, fire prevention, and fire investigation
  • Incident command system – NIMS
  • FAR Part 139 certification aircraft rescue and firefighting requirements
  • Current emergency medical response practices and techniques
  • Occupational hazards and safety rules and regulations
  • Current technology in fire, security, and office environments, including computer applications
  • Principles and practices of FAA records management

Ability to:

  • Motivate personnel and develop team spirit and positive atmosphere.
  • Clearly define expectations and assignments.
  • Exhibit flexibility, decisiveness and a calm demeanor in high-pressure situations and contingencies.
  • Communicate effectively and convincingly verbally and in writing.
  • Develop and implement a vision, strategies, and goals.
  • Act in a DUTY capacity to respond to emergency calls.
  • Plan, schedule, supervise and evaluate the work of employees.
  • Read, understand, and enforce safety rules and regulations.
  • Recognize, identify, and correct conditions which are hazardous to public safety.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with superiors, subordinates, coworkers, and the public.
  • Critically analyze situations quickly and objectively utilizing good judgment.
  • Cope with stressful or emergency situations calmly and effectively.
  • Read, interpret, and apply work related ordinances, codes, standards, and regulations.
  • Utilize word processing and spreadsheet computer programs.


The employee reports to and receives general direction from the Airport Fire Chief.   The work is performed with considerable independence and is reviewed through meetings, status reports, and results obtained. 


The work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather at work sites.   Must be willing to work nonconventional work hours as assigned work shift, as well days off to attend training, inspections, emergencies etc.

Snohomish County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.
Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are provided upon request.
EEO policy and ADA notice

Title:  Instructors

Location:  Strategic Fire Solutions

Job Information: DESCRIPTION:

Please Apply by E-Mail To: 

Two (2) Fire Instructor Positions – international

 Strategic Fire Solutions (SFS)

As an internationally operating company, SFS offers clients total solutions in all areas of fire protection.  SFS not only advises governments, fire services and companies within the petro-chemical and aviation industries, but also implements individual tailored training courses either at our client’s location or at one of our cooperating training centers worldwide.  Trainers and consultants are our company’s most important resource. Together with your knowledge, expertise, and dedicated involvement you will be a part of our dynamic team and will help to continue the trust for our clients and take the business success of SFS to the next level.

Who you are

With at least ten years’ experience as a firefighter, five of which will have been performing fire service instructor duties. You will be able to put your interpersonal skills, firefighting, and fire prevention expertise to use in an international context. You have Aviation and Industrial Fire Fighting experience, are familiar with NFPA, OSHA and other international training standards and will be able to conduct fire and emergency response training with professionalism and confidence.  You are mentally and physically fit and capable of performing physically demanding firefighting training duties. You have a disciplined and ethical work attitude, are motived, can work under pressure, enjoy travel and are open to work in different countries and cultures.

 Required Certifications

  • IFSAC or ProBoard Firefighter 1 and 2
  • IFSAC or ProBoard Fire Officer 2
  • IFSAC or ProBoard Fire Instructor 2
  • IFSAC or ProBoard ARFF
  • IFSAC or ProBoard Driver Operator Engine, MWS, and ARFF
  • ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800
  • IFSAC or ProBoard HazMat Awareness, Operations and Technician
  • IFSAC or ProBoard Rescue Technician: Confined Space Rescue
  • IFSAC or ProBoard Rescue Technician: Vehicle and Machinery Extrication
  • IFSAC or ProBoard Rescue Technician: Rope Rescue

Preferred Certifications

  • IFSAC or ProBoard Industrial Firefighter
  • IFSAC or ProBoard Fire Officer 3 and 4
  • IFSAC or ProBoard Inspector 1 and 2

What you will be doing

  • Develop and deliver specialized fire & rescue training courses, seminars and coaching activities for industrial fire service organizations and international airports worldwide -at the client’s location or at one of our training-center-alliance (TCA) facilities
  • Manage basic resources, records and reports essential to the instructional process
  • Assemble course materials necessary for instruction
  • Conduct Training Needs Analysis (TNA)
  • Assist in fire and emergency services consultancy projects
  • Participate in special events, conferences, and exhibits

What we can we do for you

We will offer you a workplace which gives you space for personal and professional development, a flexible work schedule, relocation assistance to Germany, a fair compensation and benefits package and an enjoyable working environment, defined by tolerance, honesty, and respect. Strategic Fire Solutions is an international company based in the heart of Europe.

Position Benefits

  • All German Holidays off with Pay or at a date of your choosing if you are on assignment during holiday
  • Health and Dental Insurance (Partial Paid by company as required under German Law)
  • Residence and Work Permit Assistance Provided by company
  • All hours worked above standard workweek are reimbursed with Leisure Days (Paid Time Off)
  • All company travel is paid by company
  • All work-related expenses reimbursed monthly
  • Participation in German Social Protection Systems (Retirement, Unemployment etc)
  • World-wide travel as part of position
  • Relocation and home search assistance
  • Per-Diem pay while traveling

Hiring Process

Candidate Selection to begin latest May 2022. Qualified applicants will be contacted for a personal interview and a brief sample instruction session.  Selected candidates will then be required to take a medical examination and a drug test.  

Contact us

Send your resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter, certificates, last 4 of SS# for certification verification, and references to:

Strategic Fire Solutions (SFS)

Wilhelm-Franke-Strasse 25
D-01219 Dresden
Tel. +49 (0) 351 27 23 19 41

Title:  Firefighter

Location:  Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority

Job Information: DESCRIPTION:

Please Apply by E-Mail To: 

Open/Competitive Recruitment
Application Deadline: Continuous

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) is seeking qualified candidates who are interested in joining an all-hazard Fire Department and have a demonstrated commitment to cultivating a positive, collaborative work environment that values teamwork, honesty, respect, recognition, integrity, innovation, versatility, and excellence, to join the dynamic Reno-Tahoe Airport Fire Department as a Firefighter.
There is one position open. In addition, this recruitment is being used to establish a list of eligible candidates that may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur. Applicants must be available for shift work (e.g., 48/96 schedule), on-call, overtime, and stand-by duties. As a condition of employment, incumbents must live within a 60-mile radius of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport in order to be able to respond to an emergency callout.
At the RTAA, the Airport Fire Department is a key member of the Operations & Public Safety Department and is responsible for maintaining a constant state of readiness. Airport Firefighters are primarily responsible for aircraft emergency response, structural and wildland fire suppression, motor vehicles accidents, emergency medical response, hazardous materials, and other related emergencies to help provide the public with a safe experience while traveling through the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. In addition, firefighters are responsible for maintaining fire vehicles and firefighting equipment and performing job duties in a safe and prudent manner to best protect life and property.


  • Respond to all aircraft emergencies, fire, EMS, and hazardous materials related emergencies; operate assigned vehicles; connect hoses to hydrants; operate firefighting equipment, pumps, and related equipment.
  • Provide emergency medical services.
  • Participate in all drills and receives training in fire inspection, use of firefighting equipment, firefighting methods, and techniques, and first aid/CPR.
  • Assist Driver/Operators in the cleaning and maintenance of firefighting vehicles, equipment, and facilities.
  • Inspect buildings to determine compliance with RTAA fire prevention rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Inspect aircraft refueling vehicles and storage areas in accordance with the Uniform Fire Code and FAA directives.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports as necessary.
  • Assist in clearing disabled aircraft from active runway; disarm military aircraft ejection seats.
  • Perform salvage operations and place waterproof covers on materials subject to water damage.
  • Act as Driver/Operator as required; may be required to drive and operate fire equipment on a relief basis.
    The physical demands of the work may include:
  • Sufficient clarity of vision to clearly distinguish objects both near and at a distance of 20 feet, peripheral vision, depth perception, night vision, and color vision, to identify vehicles, license plates, markings, access badges, and people.
  • The ability to reach with hands and arms, and sufficient dexterity to enable regular use of hands and fingers to operate firefighting rescue and emergency medical tools and equipment.
  • The ability to stand, run, walk, kneel, crouch down, stoop, crawl, twist, climb.
  • The ability to use safe lifting techniques to regularly lift/carry/push/pull 25-pound objects. In emergencies, may be moving or lifting passengers or equipment exceeding 100 pounds, with or without assistance.
  • The working conditions may include:
    • Performing work under various environmental conditions (within both climate controlled and non-climate controlled environments) involving exposure to cold, heat, and inclement weather.
    • Performing work around moderate to high noise levels, vibrations, fire, chemicals, smoke, ash, debris, and other hazardous materials.

ENTRY SALARY: $54,493 – $79,115 annually. Initial salary placement will be based upon the selected applicant’s previous paid, full time, all risk firefighting experience. In addition, employees are eligible to receive incentive pay for maintaining certain certifications. This is an overtime eligible position.

BENEFITS: The RTAA offers a competitive wage and benefit package and provides a high-quality work-life balance. Employee benefits include 100% employer paid contributions to a distinct, defined benefit retirement program (Nevada PERS), employer supported health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and paid holidays.

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority welcomes, values and respects diversity and inclusiveness practices that honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority maintains a drug-free workplace.


Required Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent certification.
Required Certifications: Applicants must possess the following valid certifications at the time of application

  • Nevada State and/or National Registry AEMT certification
  • Successful CPAT within the last 12 months
  • Preferred Certification: –
    • Firefighter I/II
    • Hazardous Materials (Haz-Mat) Operations Level
    • Nevada State and/or National Registry Paramedic
    • IFSAC/Pro-Board Basic ARFF certification

Copies of these certifications must be electronically attached to the application. Applications lacking this required documentation will be disqualified from further consideration.

Required Licenses: A Valid Class B Driver’s License with F endorsement at time of application.
Conditions of Continuing Employment: If the required certifications/licenses are from another state, incumbents will be required to obtain State of Nevada certificates/licenses within thirty (30) days of hire. Incumbents are required to maintain current State of Nevada certifications/licenses. Incumbents will be required to successfully complete Airport Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) training and will be required to maintain a current ARFF certification.

A fully completed official online RTAA Employment Application must be received in order to be considered. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received, or a hiring decision has been made. Applications for RTAA jobs are only accepted through an online process. For more information about this opportunity and to apply, visit:

The RTAA Employment Application is the primary screening tool to determine an applicant’s qualifications. A resume may be submitted in addition to, but not in lieu of, completing the RTAA Employment Application. While you may submit a resume, it is supplemental and will not be used to determine whether or not you have met the minimum qualifications. All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your RTAA Employment Application.

We strongly encourage applicants to review our online application instructions, available at the top of the RTAA Career webpage, before submitting the application to help ensure it has been completed in a manner consistent with our requirements as failure to complete the application as required will result in your application being disqualified from further consideration. Below is a summary of our requirements:

  • Completed all sections on the RTAA Employment Application.
  • Provided detailed information to address how you meet and/or exceed minimum qualifications for the position.
  • Provided a minimum of five (5) years of employment history.
  • Explained any gaps in employment of six (6) months or more within the “Work History” section. To explain gaps, add a new employer, write what was occurring under the “Name of Employer” (e.g., unemployed, student, etc.), and list dates. Please note, a statement in the “Reason for Leaving Section” is not sufficient to address gaps in employment.
  • If you had more than one (1) position with the same employer, separately list each position and the time you were in that position.

Questions about the application, recruitment, and/or selection process, the physical demands of the position, or requests for a reasonable accommodation, should be addressed to the RTAA Human Resources Office at (775) 328-6450 or

Review of Application: After submission, the application will be reviewed to determine if it is complete and if minimum qualifications are met. For those candidates found to meet minimum qualifications, the next step of the process will be an application evaluation.

Application Evaluation: It is essential that applications include detailed information regarding their education and experience to enable evaluation of the application, as only the information contained in the application may be considered. Not all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the testing and selection process. Only the most highly qualified applicants will be considered for advancement to the testing and selection process. The RTAA will communicate with qualified applicants via email, so it is critical that applicants ensure their email address is accurate on the application and the email is one that the applicant checks regularly.

Testing and Selection Process: The testing and selection process may include written examinations to demonstrate job-related knowledge and/or human relations skills; practical exercises or assessment centers to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks and manipulative skill and knowledge of firefighting tactics; employment interviews (oral or written); physical agility tests to demonstrate ability to perform the essential physical functions of the job; or any combination thereof. Applicants must successfully pass all parts of the testing and selection process to be considered for hire.

Pre-Employment Requirements: The RTAA requires each candidate to successfully complete an employment history verification, reference check, and background check prior to being considered for employment. All employment offers are subject to the successful completion/passing of post-offer physical and psychological examinations, a drug-screening test, a fingerprint criminal history records check, and an Airport Security Badging test.

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority welcomes, values and respects diversity and inclusiveness practices that honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals.
The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority maintains a drug-free workplace.