Airport Firefighter - Closing Date 05 Mar 2021

AIRPORT FIREFIGHTER
Ref: Ext2021/05-AFF


DUTIES
•    To man and maintain:
      (a) fire fighting appliances and equipment
      (b) rescue boats, liferafts and related equipment; and
      (c) airport fire stations.
•    To participate and/or take charge of a crew in fighting, controlling and extinguishing airport and aircraft fires affecting rescue of persons and property and in preserving lives;
•    To perform sentry duties, fire drills, physical training and attend parades;
•    To man the Watchtower to ensure that aircraft movement areas are clear and safe for landing, taxing, parking and taking off;
•    To make periodical inspections of fire fighting equipment and appliances affecting minor servicing/repairs and where applicable refuelling;
•    To drive fire fighting vehicles wherever required;
•    To perform office duties including keeping of records, Occurrence Book, answering telephone calls and raising fire alarms;
•    To participate in the training of junior colleagues and new recruits, organise simple drills;
•    To participate in rescue operations during national calamities and major accidents.
•    To perform fence patrol and apron control;
•    To check hydrants and hose reels throughout the aerodrome;
•    To attend refuelling, engine run of aircraft and fire alarms;
•    To assist training of stakeholders in Basic Fire Fighting awareness;
•    To make proper use, cleaning and refilling of breathing apparatus;
•    To deal with dangerous goods; and
•    To perform any other cognate duties as may be assigned.

Note:
•    Airport Firefighter shall be required to work on a 24-hour shift system throughout the year.
•    Airport Firefighter should be available to continue duty or attend duty outside their normal shift arrangement at short notice.

PROFILE
•    Applicants should have reached their 20th birthday and should not have reached their 31st birthday on the deadline date for submission of applications.
•    Minimum School Certificate or GCE ‘O’ Level with at least five subjects, including English language, Physics and Chemistry.
•    Driving Licence for Private Car.
•    Minimum Height: Gent: 1m70cm    Ladies: 1m62cm
•    Normal Eyesight (without glasses or contact lenses).
•    Good swimmer.
•    Computer literacy would be an advantage.


Note: It is mandatory for selected applicants to secure a Goods Vehicle Licence prior to confirmation in post.

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