Global Medical Response, Inc.

Firefighter Airport in Lafayette, LA
Requisition ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description

Title: Firefighter Airport

FSLA Status: Non-Exempt


Position Summary

Under supervision, the Airport Firefighter performs work in controlling and extinguishing fires; rescuing persons endangered by aircraft crash or fire, or by structural fire; preventing fire by reducing or eliminating potential fire hazards; responding to and providing assistance for medical aid calls, vehicle accidents, and Hazmat incidents. This job description applies to both full-time and part-time employees.




Fire Suppression

  • Responds to and mitigates emergency incidents including, but not limited to, structural fires, aircraft accidents and/or fires, medical emergencies, automobile accidents, hazardous materials releases and confined space emergencies, terrorist related emergencies, mutual aid requests and weather related emergencies.
  • Participates in hazard reduction strategies, including risk assessments, safety audits of airside and landside sectors and other airport/customer facilities to enforce policies and fire codes used by the airport/customer, to include the issuance of required permits.
  • Inspects fuel storage areas and fuel service vehicles in accordance with airport/customer policy and FAR Part 139.
  • Performs runway safety inspections / self-inspections and runway friction monitoring.


Emergency Medical Services

  • Responds to emergency medical calls by evaluating situations, providing emergency and non-emergency medical procedures both on scene and in a moving vehicle, and transferring patients to medical facilities.
  • Treat patients in accordance with level of training (first responder or EMT-B) and established Emergency Medical Service Protocols and Rural/Metro Fire Department policy.



  • Conduct daily and weekly vehicle and equipment inspections as assigned.
  • Ensure all vehicle and equipment discrepancies are documented and reported to their immediate supervisor.
  • Perform daily maintenance of facilities by cleaning, inspecting, and any other facility maintenance deemed necessary.



  • Completes/Provides detailed written fire/EMS reports and fire station records as required.
  • Obtain thorough knowledge of corporate policies and local Fire Standard Operating Guidelines.



  • Participate in all required training sessions, including, but not limited to; live fire drills, performance evaluation drills, ongoing skills maintenance, practice and training, annual OSHA drills, EMS major skills and any other mandatory Company training
  • Participates in continuing education training courses to ensure FAA competencies are maintained at all times.
  • Participates in the on-going technical and practical training within the airport as required.


Customer Service

  • Provides cooperative/supportive interaction with co-workers, supervisors, airport staff, local fire and EMS departments, and other state, local and federal agencies.
  • Participates in the Fire Department Public Education program by promoting fire safety through tours of the station, safety briefings, extinguisher classes and informational flyers.



  • Operates and inspects communications equipment.
  • Conduct all radio communications in a professional, respectful manner and in accordance with airport and /FAA policies.
  • Prepare written documents for internal and external audiences.



  • Reviews paperwork for accuracy and correct process.
  • Must participate in scheduled and unscheduled onsite compliance audits.
  • Cooperates with Internal Audit, Compliance and HR on any recommendations and changes to compliance and legal workflow issues.
  • Complies with all company and customer policies and procedures.
  • Must successfully complete all required Compliance Training within the required time period.
  • Must have no compliance related corrective action during the current review period.



  • Valid driver license with acceptable driving record in accordance with Rural/Metro policy. DUI within last 5 years is disqualifying. 
  • Must be able to work any shift assigned, including nights, holidays and weekends to include scheduled and unscheduled overtime and as needed on an emergency basis.
  • Must pass airfield/customer driving test; and obtain/maintain Ramp, Apron, and Airfield driving clearances as required.
  • Must pass FBI fingerprint-based criminal history records check to obtain/maintain an airport/customer security badge.
  • Must meet local standards pertaining to qualifications, training and/or eligibility for promotion or placement. 



  • The following certifications are required as a condition of employment and maintained for continuous employment:
  • Possession of a valid Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate
  • Must be certified as an NFPA 1001 Firefighter II (State, IFSAC, or Pro-Board issued);
  • Must be certified to the NFPA 472, Hazardous Materials-Operations-Level (State, IFSAC, or Pro-Board issued).
  • Must be certified as an NFPA 1003 Airport Firefighter (State, IFSAC, Pro-Board issued) or completion of an FAA 40-hour approved course. 

EEO Statement

Global Medical Response and its family of companies are an Equal Opportunity Employer including Veterans and Disabled


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