Classified/Non-Examined 
Class Code Pay Plan Class Title Eff.Date
0180  PS - 13 AIRPORT CRASH RESCUE FIREFIGHTER  Jun 13, 2014
PURPOSE OF CLASS:
At the Connecticut Airport Authority, Bradley International Airport and the Military Department, Connecticut Air National Guard Base this class is accountable for the performance of fire fighting and crash rescue functions, provision of emergency medical services, fire prevention inspections and activities and hazardous materials responses.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Works under the general supervision of an Airport Crash Rescue Fire Lieutenant or other officer of higher rank.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Incumbents in this class serve as a member of a fire team on an assigned shift and function in the following areas:
1.
FIRE FIGHTING AND RESCUE: Acts as first responder to fire, medical and hazardous materials incidents; evaluates nature and severity of incidents, selects appropriate tools and techniques and activates appropriate type of water, chemical and/or foam spray; drives apparatus to emergency scene in event of alarm; receives on-the-job training in structural (including high rise) fire fighting and various technical rescue procedures.
2.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES: As a first responder to medical incidents evaluates medical condition of patient; provides temporary treatment and/or critical intervention for injuries; communicates with area hospitals for guidance; transports patient to hospital if necessary; provides rescue services within designated area; may be required to serve as a Paramedic on scene.
3.
FIRE PREVENTION: Conducts routine inspection tours of facilities to check and/or maintain alarm boxes, hydrants, smoke and heat detectors, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and foam systems; reports any dangerous or inadequate conditions; designs escape routes; may conduct special investigations or present fire prevention training seminars.
4.
EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE: Performs daily maintenance and checking of personal equipment to ensure readiness for emergency situations; examines apparatus to ensure adequate levels of gasoline, oil, water, foam and chemicals; performs operational checks of apparatus and pumps; ensures ambulance and emergency rescue vehicle are stocked with necessary equipment and medical supplies; maintains all bio-hazard equipment.
5.
COMMUNICATIONS: Serves as dispatcher; checks and tests radios and alarms; maintains communication log.
Performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Knowledge of fire fighting, fire prevention and crash rescue techniques as applied to airports and aircraft crash situations; knowledge of emergency medical techniques; knowledge of fire inspection and prevention techniques; knowledge of hazardous materials and instrumentation; knowledge of fire codes; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to evaluate emergency situations and develop effective courses of action; ability to work under pressure; ability to prepare reports; ability to utilize computer software.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
National certification by the National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications (NPQS) or the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFACC) or State Certification by the Connecticut Fire Academy that meet the provisions of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Firefighter 2.
Substitution Allowed:
Successful completion of prescribed training and probationary requirements set forth in the class of Protective Services Trainee.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
1.
Incumbents in this class must have reached their 18th birthday.
2.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain Hazardous Materials Operational level certification.
3.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification or Paramedic license.
CONNECTICUT AIRPORT AUTHORITY, BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
1.
Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operatorís license with proper endorsements.
2.
Incumbents in this class must successfully complete Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting training within twelve (12) months of appointment.
3.
Incumbents in this class must complete annual recurrent Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting training.
MILITARY DEPARTMENT, CONNECTICUT AIR NATIONAL GUARD
1.
Incumbents in this class must maintain membership in the Connecticut Air National Guard for at least six (6) years after being hired and may be required to attend Air Force Firefighting School within six (6) months of hire.
2.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain Department of Defense security clearance.
3.
Incumbents in this class will be required to complete required training in accordance with the
Department of Defense Instruction 6055.6-M within one (1) year of appointment to the classification.
4.
Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operatorís license with proper endorsements and a valid Military Operatorís license.
CHARACTER REQUIREMENT:
In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate will be made before persons are certified for appointment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
1.
Incumbents in this class must possess general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required to perform all the duties of the class.
2.
Applicants may be required to pass a physical examination.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to a moderate amount of lifting equipment, danger of injury or loss of life during fire fighting and crash rescue operations and handling of hazardous materials, significant mental stress of responding to life and death emergencies and to strongly disagreeable conditions including exposure to weather, loud noises and hazardous materials.
Note:
Non-Examined refers to Section 5-219 of the Connecticut General Statutes that permits appointment of candidates to competitive positions without formal examination when a professional license, professional degree, accreditation or certificate is a mandatory requirement for appointment to a class.

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Airport Crash Rescue Firefighter in Salary Group PS 13 approved effective March 9, 2012. (Revision of specification)

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