Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Airport Crash Rescue Firefighter (Connecticut Airport Authority)

Bradley International Airport Fire Department

Recruitment #210405-0180PS-001


The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA), is a State of Connecticut quasi-public agency that owns and operates Bradley International Airport, as well as five General Aviation (GA) Airports throughout the state, and employs approximately 150 people. The CAA generates over $70 million in annual operating revenues and directs an annual operating expense budget in excess of $65 million.  We strive to provide excellent customer service and top-quality facilities for its passengers while making Connecticut’s airports more attractive to new airlines, establishing new routes, and supporting Connecticut’s overall economic development and growth strategy.


We are recruiting for four (4) Airport Crash Rescue Firefighters for the Bradley International Airport Fire Department in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.  The current work schedule for fully trained and certified Airport Crash Rescue Firefighters is 24/48 (24 hours on shift / 48 hours off shift).  The selected candidates will be required to pass a federally mandated security background check prior to appointment.


These positions are accountable for the protection of life and property through preventative measures and implementation of Emergency Medical Services, crash rescue and fire fighting techniques.  Firefighter 2 and Paramedic or Emergency Medical Technician certification is required.

Candidates must possess all required licenses/certifications by the closing date of this posting.

Please note: New hires to the classified service will be placed at Step 1 of the relevant pay plan.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on this posting.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.  All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.  Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it.  Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system.

Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, certifications or licenses such as paramedic, emergency medical technician, Firefighter 2, etc., at the discretion of the agency.

For all other inquires, please contact Timothy Geary,


At the Connecticut Airport Authority, Bradley International Airport and the Military Department, Connecticut Air National Guard Base this class is accountable for the performance of fire fighting and crash rescue functions, provision of emergency medical services, fire prevention inspections and activities and hazardous materials responses.


Incumbents in this class serve as a member of a fire team on an assigned shift and function in the following areas:

FIRE FIGHTING AND RESCUE: Acts as first responder to fire, medical and hazardous materials incidents; evaluates nature and severity of incidents, selects appropriate tools and techniques and activates appropriate type of water, chemical and/or foam spray; drives apparatus to emergency scene in event of alarm; receives on-the-job training in structural (including high rise) fire fighting and various technical rescue procedures.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES: As a first responder to medical incidents evaluates medical condition of patient; provides temporary treatment and/or critical intervention for injuries; communicates with area hospitals for guidance; transports patient to hospital if necessary; provides rescue services within designated area; may be required to serve as a Paramedic on scene.

FIRE PREVENTION: Conducts routine inspection tours of facilities to check and/or maintain alarm boxes, hydrants, smoke and heat detectors, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and foam systems; reports any dangerous or inadequate conditions; designs escape routes; may conduct special investigations or present fire prevention training seminars.

EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE: Performs daily maintenance and checking of personal equipment to ensure readiness for emergency situations; examines apparatus to ensure adequate levels of gasoline, oil, water, foam and chemicals; performs operational checks of apparatus and pumps; ensures ambulance and emergency rescue vehicle are stocked with necessary equipment and medical supplies; maintains all bio-hazard equipment.

COMMUNICATIONS: Serves as dispatcher; checks and tests radios and alarms; maintains communication log.
Performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of fire fighting, fire prevention and crash rescue techniques as applied to airports and aircraft crash situations; knowledge of emergency medical techniques; knowledge of fire inspection and prevention techniques; knowledge of hazardous materials and instrumentation; knowledge of fire codes; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to evaluate emergency situations and develop effective courses of action; ability to work under pressure; ability to prepare reports; ability to utilize computer software.


National certification by the National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications (NPQS) or the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFACC) or State Certification by the Connecticut Fire Academy that meet the provisions of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Firefighter 2.


Successful completion of prescribed training and probationary requirements set forth in the class of Protective Services Trainee.


Due to the emergency response requirement, preference will be given to candidates who live within twenty (20) miles of Bradley International Airport.  In addition, the preferred candidate will:

  • Have knowledge of and experience with computerized information systems and database applications;
  • Have knowledge of the Connecticut Statewide Fire Rescue Disaster Plan; ARFF experience and/or training;
  • Hold and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator license, which permits the operation of fire apparatus in Connecticut or a Commercial Driver's License (CDL).


  1. Incumbents in this class must have reached their 18th birthday.
  2. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain Hazardous Materials Operational level certification.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification or Paramedic license.


  1. Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license with proper endorsements.
  2. Incumbents in this class must successfully complete Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting training within twelve (12) months of appointment.
  3. Incumbents in this class must complete annual recurrent Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting training.


In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate will be made before persons are certified for appointment.


  1. Incumbents in this class must possess general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required to perform all the duties of the class.
  2. Applicants may be required to pass a physical examination.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to a moderate amount of lifting equipment, danger of injury or loss of life during fire fighting and crash rescue operations and handling of hazardous materials, significant mental stress of responding to life and death emergencies and to strongly disagreeable conditions including exposure to weather, loud noises and hazardous materials.



The Connecticut Airport Authority is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.