The Reserve (Part-Time) Firefighter/EMT will work on call or as needed to cover unfilled and open shifts. The
Part-Time reserve firefighter will respond to emergencies in order to protect lives and property at the Wallops
Flight Facility. The reserve firefighters will be directly supervised by the company officer they are assigned
to on a daily basis. Their administrative supervisor will be the On duty Captain or Fire Chief. The entry level
reserve firefighter will not be responsible for any supervisory duties.
• Must be able to work a minimum of an equivalent of one 24 hour shift per month.
• Must be able to suppress fires, (structural and aircraft related), and take necessary action to prevent
rekindling. Must Be able to perform rescue of entrapped persons from structures, miscellaneous areas, aircraft
and related areas.
• Must exercises caution to avoid damage or loss of property including injury to self and others.
• Identifies, protects and reports evidence indicating cause of fire, especially during salvage and overhaul
• Reports unusual circumstances or injuries sustained while on duty to the Duty Officer for necessary action.
• Must be able to be fully qualified to drive and operate all assigned fire apparatus and support vehicles as
well as effectively operate all tools and equipment in a safe efficient manner.
• Must perform assigned firefighting and emergency response services in accordance with established protocols
and standard procedures.
• Follows standard practices and procedures as part of the fire and emergency services team.
• Participates as a member of the emergency response unit in providing fire suppression and prevention services,
medical services, hazardous spill response and specialized rescue operations such as high angle technical
rescues, confined space rescues, and water rescue in accordance with NFPA, Federal, State and local standards.
• Performs other related tasks as assigned.
This position requires very specific certification requirements. All certifications must meet national standards
through NPQS (ProBoard), IFSAC, Department of Defense or Commonwealth of Virginia Certifications (VDFP and VDEM)
and must be eligible for reciprocity with the Commonwealth of Virginia.
• NPQS/IFSAC/Commonwealth of Virginia Fire Fighter 2 Certification, (NFPA 1001).
• Completion of the Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) completion of certification at the level of at
least 2 (3 preferred) within 1 year of employment. Equivalent course completion and certification may be
considered if it meets the requirements of Virginia Department of Fire programs requirements for EVOC.
• Current Hazardous Materials Operations Level Certification (NFPA 472).
• Must possess and maintain, at a minimum, a current State of Virginia: EMT-Basic. A higher level certification,
Intermediate or Paramedic (P) fulfills this requirement. Reciprocity from outside sources must be obtained
within 3 months of employment.
• Must meet the physical requirements of NFPA Standards 1582 and 1583, current edition, which includes passing a
medical examination prior to assignment of duty and every year thereafter as well as the department’s Physical
• Must have ICS 100,200,700, and 800.
• Must be able to acquire the Airport Firefighter Certification (NFPA 1003) within 2 years of employment.
• Must possess or be able to attain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
• Must have a valid driver's license in applicant's state of residence.