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FIREFIGHTER (HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TECHNICIAN) (Title 5) – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Air National Guard Units, Department of the Air Force
Job ID: 108054Start Date: 06/11/2019End Date: 07/11/2019
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experiences or training that demonstrates the ability to follow directions and to read, understand, and retain a variety of instructions, regulations, and procedures and that otherwise demonstrates the ability to perform or learn to perform the duties of the position. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: 1 year equivalent to at least the GS-06 level controlling or extinguishing fires as a member of an organized military, industrial, volunteer, or governmental fire department or brigade. Have experience in rescue operations; experience in detection, reduction, or elimination of potential fire hazards; experience in operation of fire communications equipment; experience in controlling hazardous materials incidents; and, developing, implementing, or providing training in fire protection and prevention. Must possess DoD:
Firefighter I certification
Firefighter II certification
Airport Firefighter certification
HAZMAT Technician Certification Will require a performance test. DoD Hazardous Materials Technician must be completed within 1 year of hire. Performs hazard and risk assessment and conducts a complete incident analysis. Conducts immediate incident surveys to completely identify materials involved, determines specific hazardous materials that have been released, analyzes surrounding conditions to identify the materials and containers involved; predicts behavior of a material and/or container and recommends mitigation actions. Predicts the potential harm to people and the environment. Develops an appropriate strategy for approaching the release site and containing the release. Establishes on scene control procedures, including control zones and decontamination processing. Employs hazardous materials response procedures and equipment, including liquid splash and vapor protective clothing, self contained breathing apparatus, spill containment materials, and extinguishing agents. Continuously evaluates the effectiveness of the situational response and recommends potential alternatives or supplementary actions. Assists other hazardous material technicians and other hazardous materials response personnel. Collaborates on post incident debriefings and critiques. Prepares incident reports and documentation. Maintains and decontaminates hazmat equipment and supplies (variety of protective clothing, respiratory devices, chemical mitigation agents, etc.). Drives and operates firefighting vehicles, such as pumpers, aerial ladder trucks, and Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles. Drives to the scene of the fire following a predetermined route or selecting an alternate when necessary and positions vehicle considering factors, such as wind direction, sources of water, hazards from falling structures, location of armament on aircraft, etc. Operates pumps, foam generators, boom and ground-sweep nozzles, and other similar equipment. Determines proper pressures, the number of lines, and relays requirements to the booster pumper. When operating a crash truck, maneuvers vehicle to keep the fire in optimum range while ensuring that back-flash will not occur. Maintains constant awareness of levels in self-contained breathing apparatus and warns other firefighters when tanks are close to empty. Assists in training other firefighters on driving vehicles and operating equipment. Performs crash-rescue and firefighting duties involving air traffic or support operations where hazardous conditions are such that the expectancy for fire is high and potential for becoming destructive is great. Performs work at airfields handling aircraft (e.g., fighters, bombers, cargo, passenger) carrying large volumes of fuel, conventional and sometimes nuclear weapons, or highly flammable or explosive cargo; or handling a large number of air moves, or a moderate number involving pilot training, or other air moves with high crash or fire potential. Support operations involve extensive flight-line repair work, hot pit refueling, or the storage or movement of large quantities of gasoline and other fuels. Performs standby duty during aircraft refueling and defueling, engine maintenance and testing, welding and burning on fueled and/or armed aircraft, ammunition handling or other special circumstances. Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of the frequent changes in cockpit design, ordnance placement, and cabin layouts to determine how they affect the difficulty of rescue and firefighting. Directs water through turrets and hand-lines to cool weapons and ammunitions during rescue. Operates or deactivates specialized mechanisms and systems, such as hatch or canopy release mechanisms, ejection seat mechanisms, or oxygen supply systems. Uses special tools developed for the particular mechanism when required. Participates in regular training and exercises as required. Performs structural firefighting duties for a variety of facilities, which may include large multistoried buildings, industrial areas, and/or base storage facilities. Performs structural firefighting duties at facilities which may be engaged in the production, storage, and testing of fuels, explosives, gases, or other chemicals and materials which are capable of producing extensive and hazardous toxicological, biological, or radiological products. Performs pre-fire planning by physically going through structures to become familiar with the layout, fire hazards, and location of fixed fire protection systems. May assist in the development of special protective services for structures imposing extreme hazards. As a crew member, participates in controlling and extinguishing fires by operating hoses, ladders, and hydrants. Participates in regular training and exercises as required. Performs rescue of personnel and a variety of first aid measures to alleviate further injury and prepare the victim(s) for transport to a medical facility. Uses direct pressure and/or tourniquets to stop bleeding, checks windpipe for obstructions, performs CPR, and/or provides other appropriate assistance. Participates in regular training and exercises as required. Maintains firefighting equipment and fire station facilities. Performs functional tests and inspections. Performs preventive maintenance on equipment and housekeeping duties associated with assigned facilities. Complies with health, safety, and environmental rules and procedures and performs work in a manner that enhances the safety of the work environment.
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