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ID
4-509-1478
Name
Airport Firefighter
Status
Published
Version
1.1
Updated
4/5/2022 3:22:16 PM
Original Release
04/05/2022
Last Major Release
 
Resource Category
Fire/Hazardous Materials
Primary Core Capability
Fire Management and Suppression
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Airport Firefighter is a member of an aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) team responsible for supporting fire suppression, and rescue when responding to incidents on or adjacent to an airport
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
 
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Airport Firefighter: 1. Attacks, controls, and extinguishes fires involving aircraft, aircraft cargo, airport facilities, and any airport equipment 2. Communicates critical incident information to incident command and to air traffic control facilities 3. Gains access to aircraft and assists in the evacuation process, performs disentanglement, and performs initial triage
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
TrainingPer NIMS compliance at the time of publication, Incident Command System (ICS)- and Independent Study (IS)- training courses are listed. Equivalent courses must meet the NIMS National Standard Curriculum
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 5. Training in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 139.319, Certification of Airports 6. Training in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction and/or Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 1910.120 HazMat Operations Training or equivalent basic instruction on responding to and operating in a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) incident 7. Training in accordance with NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, or equivalent 8. Training in accordance with NFPA 1003: Standard for Airport Firefighter Professional Qualifications, or equivalent
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of aircraft cargo hazards, including hazardous materials/dangerous goods incidents 2. Ability to use fire hoses, nozzles, turrets, and other appliances required for fire suppression 3. Ability to apply the types of extinguishing agents required for compliance 4. Knowledge of emergency aircraft evacuation assistance 5. Ability to adapt and use structural rescue and firefighting equipment for ARFF
PHYSICAL / MEDICAL FITNESS1. The NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NQS positions 2. PPE is mission-specific and may vary by work environment. It includes protective footwear, protective clothing for skin exposure, eye and ear protection, respirators, gloves and masks
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Arduous 2. Ability to work while wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, or participation in exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every three years 2. Participates in at least one live-fire drill prior to initial performance of rescue and firefighting duties and every 12 months thereafter
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsThe AHJ determines recertification requirements, if any
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Certifications: 1. Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) certification equivalent to NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction 2. AHJ certification equivalent to NFPA 1003: Standard for Airport Firefighter Professional Qualifications
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
This position can be ordered as a single resource or in conjunction with a National Incident Management System (NIMS) typed team
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
Requestor specifies any additional qualifications necessary based on incident complexity and requirements
1492
Notes
References
Reference
1. FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017 2. FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017 3. FEMA, National Response Framework, October 2019 4. FAA 14 CFR 139.319: Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting: Operational Requirements, 2004 5. NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, 2018 6. NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, 2019 7. NFPA 1003: Standard for Airport Firefighter Professional Qualifications, 2019 8. OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.120: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, 2019