POSITION SUMMARY :
Responsible torespond as a crew leader of a fire department crew to save lives; provide first aid; preserve property, the environment, and mission functions, mitigates hazards during fires, leads medical emergencies, hazmat incidents, technical rescues, natural disasters, aircraft accidents, or other emergency events.
Uses a variety of specialized protective gear in situations where poisonous gases, radioactive materials, and hazardous biological products may be involved.
MAJOR JOB ACTIVITIES :
and takes charge of all firefighting activities at the scene of a fire in the absence of the supervisor.
Attends all training, instructs classes as required, and participates in the DoD Firefighter Certification Program and physical fitness programs.
Conducts facility inspections and prepares pre-fire plans. Accountable for conducting fire inspections and fire safety programs.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Station Captain or Assistant Fire Chief. Thoroughly understand policies, rules, regulations, practices and procedures of the Fire Department organization.
MATERIAL & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED :
Motorized firefighting apparatus, tools, ladders, equipment, and systems as well as personal computer, printer, calculator, copy machine and other general office equipment.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT :
Work is in a general operational and office environment in Kuwait. May be required to work an uncommon tour of duty and extended hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
Duty location is subject to extreme hot and dusty weather conditions. Applicant must be able to meet physical fitness requirements to be deemed fit for duty and will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES :
Applicant must be able to meet physical fitness requirements to be deemed fit for duty and will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE-
ex : helmet, body armor, fire-retardant clothing, hard hats, etc.).Must be in good physical condition; possess agility and strength to hoist, lift and carry 100 pounds or more.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
Highschool graduate or equivalent and two (2) years of full time experience as a paid Firefighter.Associate Degree or higher in Fire Science preferred
Must possess the following certifications from the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), or from the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro-
Board), or Department of Defense (DoD) :
3.Fire Inspector I
4.Hazmat Operations, (HazMat Technician preferred)
5.Aircraft Rescue Firefighter (ARFF)
6.Emergency Medical Responder with current CPR card (EMT Preferred).