Career Area: Disaster & Emergency Services
City: Lake Charles
State: Louisiana
Country: United States
Job Description


Seeking Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) for Chennault International Airport and its surrounding areas. 



  • Respond to any ARFF, EMS, or Hazmat incident on or near the airport.
  • Conduct Runway / safety checks of the airfield at random intervals
  • Conduct extinguisher checks
  • Check and maintain all emergency vehicles and all rescue tools
  • Test and inspect fire hose and hydrants
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the fire station and its grounds
  • Conduct standbys for tenants and charters
  • Conduct fuel farm and fuel hauler inspections
  • Conduct Tower and other building inspections
  • Conduct wildlife dispersal on the airfield
  • Inspect and maintain SCBAs
  • Respond to protective alarm signals or other unusual/suspicious activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Be a United States Citizen or a legal alien
  • Have telephone and transportation as to be available for emergency situations
  • Possess a valid driver’s license meeting the incurable requirement of the customer
  • Understand both verbal and written English with the ability to effectively communicate with people
  • No prior felony convictions
  • Complete pre-employment DOT physical and drug screen
  • Complete SCBA fit testing
  • Background investigation
  • High School education or GED equivalent
  • Hazardous Materials Operations
  • Firefighter I
  • Firefighter II
  • ARFF
  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience at an airport working on the flight line or Firefighter or EMS or heavy equipment operator experience or any combination thereof
  • Candidates with Hazmat, Firefighter, ARFF, or EMS certifications will be considered before all others
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills. Must be flexible/adaptable to constantly changing environment
  • Basic level keyboard and computer skills
  • Ability to follow a chain of command
  • Ability to use sound judgment in stressful situations and capable of staying alert during period of inactivity


  • Ability to work during inclement weather
  • Subject to high noise levels
  • Subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals
  •  No travel required


  • May be required to lift and carry heavy weight.
  • Must be able to perform all tasks of a Firefighter/EMS professional.
  • Must be able to perform tasks while wearing an SCBA and full firefighting PPE.
  • Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching and bending throughout the workday.