Vinnell Arabia ARFF Lieutenant EMT-B in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Job Category US Job Only
Position ARFF Lieutenant EMT-B
Req Code 4301-001-2018-1
Location VINNELL CAMP
Basic Functions Oversees and manages Aircraft Fire and Rescue operations in support of an airfield for rotary wing aircraft consisting primarily of MD500 Series, AH 6i, UH 60, and AH 64, aircraft. Develops operational procedures, conducts training, and ensures the operational readiness of firefighters and EMT Basics/Paramedics to respond to emergency situations. Reports directly to the Aviation Training and Support Manager (Fire Chief).
Major Duties and Responsibilities A. Duties/responsibilities:
1. Conduct fire investigations to determine origin and most probable cause of fire.
2. Develop and implement fire safety inspection schedules.
3. Develop operation guidelines and SOPs; coordinate operational guidelines and SOPs with the Flight Operations Manager, Senior ATC Specialist and the Senior Safety Specialist, Aviation.
4. Ensure the training readiness of personnel to respond to emergency situations.
5. Responds to all requests for emergency services (fire, EMS, special rescue).
6. Perform and participate in the proper mitigation of emergency services.
7. Supervises personnel during emergency, and non-emergency, operations.
8. Prioritize support requirements to handle multiple simultaneous medical and fire emergencies.
9. Develop and implement a fire prevention and educational training plan (both internally and for customer/contractor support).
10. Maintain adequate resources and insure they are maintained in proper operation and in a mission ready state at all times.
11. Maintain files and records on equipment including calibration schedules, inspections and inspection results.
12. Participate in weekly meetings with the Aviation Training and Support Manager (Fire Chief).
13. Create and maintain personnel shift rosters to insure manning is equal to or greater than “minimum manning” as established within the departmental SOP.
14. Conduct direct coordination with the Flight Operations Manager in order to stay abreast of daily aircraft operations and specific aircraft changes which would affect firefighting techniques.
15. Create and maintain weekly and monthly reports in support of activities.
16. Conducts internal training and participates in customer training events under the direction of the Aviation Safety Manager and the Flight Operations Manager.
17. Maintains liaison with KAA fire department services.
18. Ability to effectively communicate with the customer in a professional and courteous manner.
19. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written.
20. As part of the selection process, a physical will be conducted IAW NFPA 1582. Candidates must have normal color discrimination, visual acuity correctable to 20/20 in one eye, 20/30 in the other eye and not more than 20/200, each eye, uncorrected.
21. Candidates must not have any record of pyro phobia, acrophobia or claustrophobia.
22. Other duties as assigned and or directed by management.
B. Independence: Reports to the Aviation Training and Support Manager (Fire Chief). Works within the rules and regulations of Army airfield flight operations and safety guidelines and applicable firefighting and emergency services guidelines. Authority to select and implement goals and objectives within the execution of duties and responsibilities.
C. Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervises firefighter-EMT Basics/Paramedics. Accountable for the maintenance and accountability of all assigned firefighting and emergency response vehicles and equipment.
Minimum Qualifications A. Education Level: High School graduate required; associates degree or higher preferred. Department of Defense (DOD), Pro Board, or International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification required: Fire Fighter I & II, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF), Driver Operator ARFF/Pumper/Mobile Water Supply, Fire Officer I and II, Inspector I, Instructor I, Hazardous Materials Operations, & Incident Command (Hazmat IC). Current Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) Certification issued by a State Agency, or the National Registry (NREMT), is required. Current CPR/First Aid issued by American Red Cross or American Heart Association (AHA) is required.
B. Experience: Minimum of 5-years firefighting experience in either the U.S. Military, DOD, or as a civilian required. Preference shall be given to those with prior ARFF experience.
C. Specific knowledge, skill, and ability requirements: Expert knowledge of aircraft rescue and firefighting techniques, practices and equipment, as well as first aid and CPR. Considerable knowledge of the design and characteristics of military and civilian rotary wing aircraft. Considerable knowledge of exit and safety procedures of various military and civilian rotary wing aircraft, and structural fire/alarm detection / suppression systems. Ability to quickly perform and direct all functions in difficult and hazardous situations, without hesitation. Ability to comprehend and apply instructions and communicate information in a clear and concise manner. Ability to learn, apply and teach aircraft rescue and firefighting techniques and practices. Ability to lead in potentially dangerous situations and make quick and sound decisions. Ability to perform physically demanding work and withstand very hazardous conditions. Skill in the operation of aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment, tools and vehicles, including highly specialized firefighting apparatus. Possesses a valid driver’s license.