LJT & Associates, Inc

  • Reserve (Part-Time) Firefighter

    Location US-NASA Wallops and MILA
    Job ID
    Emergency Services - Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
    Security Clearance Required
  • Overview

    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.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • 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

    Agility Test.
    • 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.

    Other Knowledge Skills & Abilities

    • Must have sound knowledge of the principles and practices of fire suppression and prevention principles,
    procedures, techniques and equipment; knowledge of rescue, first-aid and resuscitation techniques and their application; knowledge of other agency operations and protocols.
    • This is an operational position. The Reserve firefighter must be able to wear SCBA, pass a physical agility
    test and meet the requirements of NFPA 1582. This position is an as needed which may require working weekends, alternate shifts, 24 hours shifts and holidays during manpower shortages.
    • Must be able to work a minimum of one (1) 24 hour shift per month.
    • Must have the ability to apply standard firefighting, rescue, hazard mitigation, and emergency aid techniques to specific situations; ability to act effectively in emergency and stressful situations; ability to follow verbal and written instructions; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the general public; ability to perform strenuous or peak physical efforts during emergency or training activities for prolonged periods of time under conditions of extreme heights, intense heat, cold or smoke.
    • Must be able to operate in a team environment as a member of the fire department team. Must be able to promote teamwork among employees. Must be able to assist the company officers in fostering and promoting fire safety to the Wallops Community.
    • Must demonstrate good judgment, patience and calm in stressful situations. Must be able to ensure that instructions and safety procedures are calmly followed. Must be able to positively interact with customers and
    the public while providing excellent customer service at all times.
    LJT is an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE M/F/D/V


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