Title: Airport Firefighter, Calgary International Airport (20 positions)
Reports to: Calgary Airport Fire Captain
Salary: $38.61 (2184 hours per annum) (Training salary $30.00 hour for 6 weeks) Plus benefits
Posting Created: October 29, 2018
Posting Closes: November 8, 2018
Reporting to the Fire Captain, the Firefighter will be accountable and responsible for the suppression and rescue duties necessary to save life and property at Calgary International Airport. Duties will also include response to all other incidents on the airfield, including but not limited to standbys, medical aid response on airside, inspections, maintenance and testing of equipment and trucks. Firefighters will be active participants in the education and instruction of safety protection programs at the Airport.
Specific accountabilities include providing emergency response to all aircraft incidents and accidents, in accordance with regulatory standards and best practices for Calgary Airport airfield operations and aviation safety. Firefighters will continually review processes for all policies, procedures, standards and regulatory requirements and ensure mitigation of risks. As a group, firefighter will participate in quality management reviews, recommending improvements on an ongoing basis, and following emergency responses. Members will conduct ongoing, regularly scheduled inspections and testing, maintain various equipment and apparatuses and report any deficiencies to their supervisor to effect repair or replacement, in order to ensure response readiness at all times. Firefighters will train to CARs regulations, and will recertify on an ongoing basis as per department training schedule. Firefighters with at least 5 years experience at an airport may be requested to act as an officer as required. Training for career advancement opportunities will be made available to interested firefighters. Other related duties as required.
Grade 12 diploma and at least 3 years experience as a firefighter. Airport experience and/or and CARs certification is a definite asset and will be given preference.
Must have successfully completed NFPA 1001 I & II, EMR certification. NFPA 1003 and/or CARs Certification is preferred. Other certifications are a definite asset.
Class 3 drivers license with airbrake endorsement. Acceptable drivers abstract required.
Ability to secure and maintain the appropriate airport security clearance and acceptable criminal records check are required.
Experience and ability to act in the Captain’s position is an asset.
Candidates may be required to participate in a written examination measuring interpersonal and judgement skills. Date to be determined.
Excellent communication skills; written, verbal and listening skills.
Demonstrated initiative and history of taking ownership of opportunities and situations.
Knowledge of ICS, aircraft, fuel, emergency response, fire attack and rescue techniques and dangerous goods response are an asset.
Has, or will obtain prior to beginning training, a ROC-A aeronautical radio License.
Must obtain an Airside Vehicle Operators License (AVOP) during training period.
Resumes should be sent no later than 16:00, November 8, 2018 to:
Ed Pearson, President, FireFly Inc
Please include resume only, with a cover letter indicating the position applying for.
All other documents including all certifications, radio license, background police check, driver’s abstract, etc., should be presented in person during an interview. Interviews will be scheduled during the week of November 12-16, 2018, and held at Calgary Airport.
The start date for these positions is Monday January 14, 2019, 08:00 for training.
Note: Those personnel who have not had their CARs regulatory live fires since June 1, 2018 will require a passport valid at least until August 2019.
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