Airport Firefighter in New Iberia, LA

Requisition ID
US-LA-New Iberia
Employment Type

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Job Summary:

Supervises a crew of assigned Airport FireFighters in controlling and extinguishing fires; rescuing persons endangered by aircraft crash or fire, or by structural fire; preventing fire by reducing or eliminating potential fire hazards; responding to and providing emergency medical assistance for medical aid calls, vehicle accidents, and Hazmat incidents.  Performs the function of on-scene commander in the absence of the Airport Fire Chief.  This job description applies to both full-time and part-time employees.


Essential Functions:

Fire Suppression:

  • Directs the response of a crew to a variety of emergency situations: directing agent streams; gaining forcible entry into aircraft and structures, raising and climbing ladders; and using chemical extinguishers, bars, hooks, lines, and other equipment in performing firefighting and rescue duties.
  • Leads a crew in rescue and extraction operations including searching burning aircraft and structures for trapped and/or unconscious victims.
  • Directs and supervises the response of a crew to a variety of aircraft related emergencies including, crash of military and civil aircraft, stand-by for inflight emergencies, fuel spills, special maintenance, weapons loading, and aircraft welding.
  • Supervises inspections of facilities for compliance with fire prevention regulations and NFPA codes, and to become familiar with the building contents, and the surrounding area.


Emergency Medical Services:

  • Performs emergency medical services commensurate with their EMS certification in airport, public roadway, office and community settings and treats patients, in accordance with established Emergency Medical Service Protocols and Rural/Metro Fire Department policy.  
  • Supervises the response of crews to a variety of medical emergencies, including personal injury accidents, accidents with machinery, and motor vehicle accidents; administers cardiopulmonary resuscitation, automated external defibrillation, and uses other medical equipment and procedures in providing emergency medical services in accordance with national standards and local protocols.



  • Conduct daily and weekly vehicle and equipment inspections as assigned. 
  • Ensure all vehicle and equipment discrepancies are documented and reported to the Fire Chief.
  • Supervises general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire station including cleaning, washing, painting walls and floors; washing and reloading fire equipment; cleaning and maintaining fire apparatus.



  • In the absence of/or by direction of the Fire Chief manages personnel and station activities by assigning activities, preparing and providing training classes for station personnel, assists firefighters with career development opportunities.
  • Ensures all station, corporate policies are followed and enforced.
  • Corrects subordinate’s disciplinary problems in accordance with Rural Metro policies and procedures.



  • Completes/Provides detailed written fire/EMS reports and fire station records as required.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of Fire SOG’s and administrative policies. 
  • Must have thorough knowledge of applicable collective bargaining agreements. 



  • Participate in all required training sessions, including, but not limited to; live fire drills, performance evaluation drills, ongoing skills maintenance, practice and training, annual OSHA drills, EMS major skills and any other mandatory Company training
  • Participates in and conducts group and individual training and drill sessions relating to firefighting, emergency medical services, rescue, and related topic areas.
  • Participates in the on-going technical and practical training within the airport as required.
  • Participates in continuous professional development throughout their role to ensure that skills are current, relevant, and valid.


Customer Service:

  • Provides cooperative/supportive interaction with co-workers, supervisors, airport staff, local fire and EMS departments, and other state, local and federal agencies.

Participates and supervises the Fire Department Public Education program by promoting fire safety through tours of the station, safety briefings, extinguisher classes and informational flyers



  • Operates and inspects communications equipment.
  • Conducts all radio communications in a professional, respectful manner and in accordance with airport and FAA policies.
  • Prepares written documents for internal and external audiences.



  • Reviews paperwork for accuracy and correct process.
  • Must participate in scheduled and unscheduled onsite compliance audits.
  • Implements corrective/preventive measures as determined by the Corporate Compliance/Audit Committee.
  • Cooperates with Internal Audit, Compliance and HR on any recommendations and changes to compliance and legal workflow issues.
  • Takes swift and immediate action in accordance with Internal Audit and Corporate Compliance on any areas of concern.
  • Complies and enforces all policies and procedures.
  • Must successfully complete all required Compliance Training within the required time period.
  • Must have no compliance related corrective action during the current review period.


Additional Duties:

  • Perform other duties as directed or assigned that are specific to the local operation. 



  • Valid driver license with acceptable driving record in accordance with Rural/Metro policy. DUI within last 5 years is disqualifying.
  • Must be able to work any shift assigned, including nights, holidays and weekends to include scheduled and unscheduled overtime and as needed on an emergency basis.
  • Must pass airfield/customer driving test; and obtain/maintain Ramp, Apron, and Airfield driving clearances as required.
  • Must pass FBI fingerprint-based criminal history records check to obtain/maintain an airport/customer security badge.
  • Must meet local standards pertaining to qualifications, training and/or eligibility for promotion or placement.



The following certifications are required as a condition of employment and maintained for continuous employment:

  • Must be certified as an EMT-Basic (State or National Registry issued);
  • Must be certified as an NFPA 1001, Firefighter II (State, IFSAC, or Pro-Board issued);
  • Must be certified as an NFPA 472, Hazardous Materials-Operations-Level (State, IFSAC or Pro-Board issued);
  • Must be certified as an NFPA 1003, Airport Firefighter (State, IFSAC, Pro-Board issued) or FAA 40-hour approved course;
  • Must be certified as an NFPA 1021, Fire Officer (State, IFSAC or Pro-Board issued).
  • Must be certified as an NFPA 1041, Fire Service Instructor (State, IFSAC or Pro-Board issued).


Education Requirements:

  • Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate.
  • Must complete NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800 within 30 days of hire date.


Physical Requirements:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, fire department personnel are frequently required to walk, sit, climb, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, lift, talk, see, hear, feel, use clear speech and operate machinery.   There is a need to reach and perform moderate (20-50 pounds) and frequent heavy (50-200 pounds) lifting during the use of tools and equipment, and while assisting others while extinguishing fires or treating ill/injured persons.


Cognitive/Psychosocial/Mental Requirements:

  • Occasionally:      Analyzing, judgment.
  • Frequently: Problem solving, decision making, reasoning.
  • Constantly: Work requires the ability to read and write reports, follow orders and instructions and read fire manuals.


Stress Factors:

  • Frequently: Repetitive tasks, high pressure.
  • Occasionally:      Fatigue, intense tasks


Equipment Operated:

  • Office: Computers, printers, standard Microsoft Windows and Office software, fire/ems incident reporting system(s), etc.
  • Firefighting: Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), personal protective equipment, ladders, portapower units, hammers, chain saws, portable light, etc.
  • EMS: Automatic defibrillators, Sphygmomanometer, pulse oximetry, angiocaheters, stethoscopes, glucometers, backboards, etc.


Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work is performed primarily in an indoor office environment; Firefighting, Medical Services and Rescue duties may be performed in or outdoors in potentially adverse conditions, such as, but not limited to: extreme heat, cold, wet, humid, and loud situations.


Closing Statement:

This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties.  Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s supervisor at any time based upon Company need.

EEO Statement

Global Medical Response and its family of companies including American Medical Response is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Veterans and Disabled


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