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The Senior Military Firefighter is responsible for directing the work of a crew while performing fire fighting and prevention and crash/rescue activities and duties.

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Typical Functions:

Directs the work activities of a medium-sized staff of fire fighter/crash rescue personnel. Dispatches crews to fire and crash sites, serves as on-scene commander, and directs all activities on fire and/or crash site until area is safe or until relieved by fire chief. Directs the preventative maintenance of fire fighting/rescue vehicles and equipment through daily inspections performed by crew members. Coordinates and participates in training in alarm room operation, fire fighting and prevention, crash/rescue techniques and proficiency, and other required areas of training. Maintains log books on out-of-service vehicles and on significant fire/rescue activities. Makes report to fire chief. Assists with daily cleaning of vehicles, equipment, and fire station area. Checks alarm systems to identify malfunctions, takes corrective action, and re-sets systems. Operates fire/rescue vehicles and equipment, performs fire and rescue duties, and administers first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Operates the alarm room including dispatching equipment and monitoring and operating the alarm systems, two-way radio, and telephones. Relays information through the use of the two-way radio, telephone, and public address systems. Operates fire fighting and rescue equipment, performs fire and rescue duties, and administers first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as needed. Performs inspection of buildings for violations of fire prevention regulations and assists with repairing and servicing fire extinguishes. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of fire detection and suppression systems, fire fighting/rescue techniques, and operation of fire fighting/rescue equipment in an airfield environment. Knowledge of airfield and aircraft communications, alarms, and aircraft arresting systems. Ability to physically operate fire fighting/rescue equipment and perform fire fighting/rescue activities. Knowledge of crash/rescue regulations, directives, standards, and operating instructions. Knowledge of advanced first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Ability to assign and coordinate work activities and monitor the performance of co-workers and/or subordinates. Ability to direct the activities of a crash/rescue team. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus four years of experience in fire fighting or a related field, including one year in a group leading capacity. Must be able to secure a Department of Defense secret clearance, as established by Air Force Regulation 205-32, Paragraph 3-39 and have completed and approved Department of Defense fire/rescue training course, as established by the National Fire Protection Standards 1003, 1500, and associated standards. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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