Performs duties associated with ARFF response and Public Safety; maintains a safe environment for the airport, aircraft, and the general public; responds to aircraft emergencies; provides aircraft rescue and firefighting; performs emergency medical treatment to injured persons; and serves as a public safety officer working to ensure the safety of those using the airport. Specific public safety duties include: performs perimeter and terminal security, parking enforcement, badging and other airport security related issues. This position reports directly to the ARFF Chief/Public Safety Manager or the ARFF Captain depending on time of duty.
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Responds to aircraft emergencies, including aircraft and structural fire and hazardous materials spills; provides emergency medical services for injured persons, rescues and assists persons in disabled aircraft; acts as Incident Commander, if necessary, during an aircraft emergency or disaster; communicates with aircraft and other emergency personnel by radio; performs basic aircraft accident investigation; participates in aircraft disaster planning and exercises, fire training schools and live fire drills.
2. Under the direction of either the ARFF Chief or Captain: inspects all aircraft operating areas regularly for safety and/or maintenance problems; ensures compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations(FAR); inspects bulk aviation fuel storage facilities and mobile refuelers; monitors aircraft fueling operations for safety and compliance with airport and FAA regulations; monitors aircraft operations, construction activity and ground vehicle activity in aircraft operations areas to ensure compliance with airport safety; and regulatory procedures; issues Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) as required to notify airport users of non compliance or potential safety problems; monitors runway conditions for temperature, foreign objects, and snow and ice; inspects visual navigational aids and lighting for correct operation.
3. Under the direction of either the ARFF Chief or Captain, operates, repairs and helps maintain heavy equipment including, ARFF vehicles, snow removal equipment; communicates with representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration, airline personnel, technical personnel and airport users to maintain airport systems and to provide accurate information on airport conditions and services.
4. The ARFF/Public Safety Department also works to patrol airport terminal facilities, parking lots, and airport perimeter to verify travelers and other visitors are safe on airport grounds. Recognizes dangerous articles or explosives and takes appropriate action as necessary.
Other Duties: Performs other related duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Knowledge of: Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) techniques and procedures, emergency medical techniques and procedures, and disabled aircraft removal procedures. Management of mass casualty aircraft disasters. Principles and practices of maintenance, repair, and operation of heavy vehicles and equipment. Basic airport and emergency radio procedures. Computer applications related to the work. All applicable state, federal and local laws, rules and regulations.
Skill in: Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret and communicate complicated policies, procedures and protocols. Communicating clearly and effectively, orally and in writing. Operating all equipment utilized in the performance of the essential functions of the position.
Mental Abilities: Ability to display sound judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions, and adopt quick and reasonable courses of action in emergency situations. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, procedure manuals, and so forth.
Skill in use of equipment: Firefighting & Rescue Equipment, Heavy Aircraft Crash Response and Firefighting Vehicles, Aircraft Extrication Equipment. Audio Visual Equipment, Chemical Agents, Emergency Medical Equipment, Friction Monitoring Equipment, Heavy snow plows, large rotary snow blowers, and high speed runway brooms. Computer, General Office Equipment, Vehicles. Photographic Equipment, Communication Equipment.
Education or Formal Training and Licenses: High School diploma or GED
Completion of basic ARFF Academy (within 120 days of employment in position).
EMR or EMT Basic Certification (within six months of employment in position).
FF1 and Haz Mat Operations
Experience: Two to four years of progressively responsible related experience; or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
The Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) is the premier airport in the Four Corners region. DRO has daily service from American Airlines and United Airlines. Serving nearly 400,000 annual passengers Durango is the 5th busiest airport in Colorado and continues to grow. DRO is co-owned by the City of Durango and La Plata County, but is a department of the City of Durango.
With over 300 days of ...sunshine Durango, and the San Juan range, is amazing to live and work in! Historic Downtown Durango has great local restaurants, bars and coffee shops. You will also find beautiful historic hotels and quaint shops on Main Avenue. The Four corners region of Colorado is known for its outdoor activities like fly fishing the Animas River or hiking and biking the beautiful San Juan mountain trails. Other outdoor activities are numerous and include horseback riding, rafting, skiing/snowboarding and more!