Job Opening – Firefighter – 190th Fire Department

190th Air Refueling Wing, Forbes Field
Topeka, KS
The Adjutant General’s Department
Requisition #: 191839

The 190th Fire Department welcomes you to starting the process of becoming a career firefighter with us. We are a one station department with 25 employees consisting of three shifts of eight personnel. We work a 48/96 shift schedule and are the only State of Kansas employed firefighters. Our mission is to support the flying mission of the 190th Air Refueling Wing at Forbes Field in Topeka, KS and surrounding communities. We provide fire protection for the aircraft, buildings on base, and emergency medical services to the employees of the base. We also have several automatic mutual aid agreements in Shawnee and Osage County. We look forward to meeting you.

Candidates will have the desire to help others, protect the lives and property of the 190th Air Refueling Wing and surrounding communities. Individuals will perform as part of a team while responding to emergencies, training events, performing inspections, and education programs. Performs firefighting and emergency medical services including, but not limited to, fire prevention, control and extinguishment, aircraft responses, hazmat incidents, driving and operating firefighting apparatus and emergency vehicles, rescue, medical treatment, training, public education, and station and apparatus maintenance duties.

Responds to a wide variety of emergency alarms, such as structural and environmental fires, traffic
accidents, natural gas leaks, medical emergencies and hazardous material spills. Fights fires under departmental procedures and as directed by a fire company officer; connects and lays hose lines, sets ladders and operates fire streams; uses hand and power tools to ventilate and enter burning structures for the purpose of extinguishing fires and to perform search and rescue operations; raises, lowers and climbs ladders to enter structures; performs salvage, clean up and overhaul operations during and after fires to remove hazards and protect property.
Provides first responder medical emergency response at the basic life support level, including initial patient and situation assessment, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and trauma emergency medical care; prepares patients and assists paramedics in advanced life support emergency medical care.

Participates in specialized rescue operations, including high angle and underground situations involving the use of rigging and shoring; operates specialized hand and power tools and equipment to rescue traffic accident victims.
Cleans, services and makes minor repairs to ensure the operational readiness of vehicles, apparatus, hoses and emergency equipment; participates in the cleaning, repair and upkeep of department buildings, grounds and facilities.

Participates in drills, demonstrations and courses in firefighting techniques, equipment and apparatus operation, medical aid, hazardous materials, fire prevention, equipment maintenance; studies local geography and conditions affecting fire operations; studies and learns departmental operating procedures.
Participates in the development and implementation of the department’s public education. Assists in the inspection of occupancies, assists in performing follow-up procedures to ensure compliance to Fire Codes, National Electrical Code, Uniform Building Codes and state, regional and local fire codes.
Participates in department fitness program.

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
Valid Drivers License
National Certification as a Fire Fighter I and II
Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations
Pass a pre-employment physical including drug screening
Obtain a government security clearance
Complete and/or maintain designated training and certifications
Maintain physical requirements as a condition of continued employment
High School Diploma or equivalent
Additional Requirements
Pass an annual medical examination to determine their physical ability to perform duties in accordance with NFPA 1852, Standards on Medical Requirements for Firefighters. Obtain Air Force Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Preferred Qualifications
Airport Fire Fighter
Driver/Operator ARFF
Driver/Operator Pumper
Driver/Operator Tender
Non-Commercial Class B driver’s license

Within 12 Months of Hire Requirement:
Airport Fire Fighter
Driver/Operator ARFF
Driver/Operator Pumper
Driver/Operator Tender

Starting at $46,367 annual salary.
State of Kansas Benefits
Paid Vacation/Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
$1000 annual Hazmat Tech Incentive until pay cap is reached
Kansas Police and Fire (KP&F) defined-benefit Retirement System
No Living Restriction
48/96 Shift Schedule
Local IAFF 64
IFSAC/Pro Board Certification Training Opportunities.


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