Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Airport Crash Rescue Fire Lieutenant (CAA)

Recruitment #210405-5671PS-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.


At the Bradley International Airport Fire Department, the Airport Crash Rescue Fire Lieutenant is the first level of shift supervision. The incumbents in these positions will act as a working supervisor over a shift of Airport Crash Rescue Firefighters engaged in fire fighting and fire prevention operations and the provision of crash rescue, emergency medical and crisis response services as applied to airports and aircraft rescue situations.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Connecticut Airport Authority who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

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 at the Military Department, Connecticut Air National Guard Base this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor of an assigned shift of Firefighters engaged in performing fire fighting and fire prevention operations and the provision of crash rescue, emergency medical and crisis response services as applied to airports and aircraft rescue situations.


Supervises and assists an assigned staff in performance of fire fighting functions and duties including fire fighting and technical rescue, emergency medical services, fire prevention activities, equipment maintenance and communications; assists Fire Captain with overseeing and maintaining station, fire, medical and/or ambulance equipment; formulates shift assignments and reviews results for accuracy, effectiveness and conformance with policies and standards; studies, analyzes and evaluates duties performed by lower level Firefighters and other personnel; responsible for coordination of information transfer across shifts; acts as Incident Commander on scene of fire, emergency and medical responses which includes formulation of strategy and tactics for effective mitigation of situations; supervises procedures for mass decontamination and containment of hazardous materials; ensures records and reports are completed in an accurate and timely manner and in compliance with national standards (National Fire Incident Reporting System); conducts mandated facilities inspections on a regular basis; assists in and/or provides educational instruction and training to fire fighting and non-fire fighting departmental personnel, other agency personnel and individuals; assists in conducting performance evaluations; may supervise removal of equipment, supplies, documents and other items from burning structures or aircraft and preserve evidence necessary to determine the cause of fire or crash; may identify training needs, develop monthly objectives and ensure fulfillment of certification needs; may be responsible for completion of shift change duties such as vehicle readiness, radio accountability, etc.; may implement established procedures; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of fire fighting, fire prevention and crash rescue techniques as applied to airports and aircraft crash situations; knowledge of fire investigation, inspection and prevention techniques; knowledge of and ability to utilize and implement Incident Command System in accordance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS); knowledge of emergency medical services techniques; knowledge of hazardous materials and instrumentation; knowledge of fire safety codes; some knowledge of training practices and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to evaluate emergency situations and develop effective course of action; ability to work under pressure; ability to prepare reports; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.


Three (3) years of experience as a Firefighter in an organized fire department at the level of a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Firefighter 2 or in the state fire fighting service.


The preferred candidate will have:

  • Three (3) or more years of experience as a fire officer in a military, professional, or volunteer fire department;
  • Certification as a Fire Service Instructor II;
  • Certification as an Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression.


  1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Officer 1 certification.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification or a Paramedic license.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain Office of State Fire Marshal, Fire Inspector certification.
  4. Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license with proper endorsements.
  5. Incumbents in this class must successfully complete Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting training within twelve (12) months of appointment.
  6. 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 may be made before persons are certified for appointment.


  1. Incumbents in this class must have 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 in 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.