Road works - M6 northbound to M62 westbound carriageways: We have been notified that surfacing works are due to take place on M6 northbound to M62 westbound carriageways on 23rd April 2018 for approximately two weeks between the hours of 20.00 and 05.00, Monday to Friday. Read More

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• Commitment to diversity and integrity.
• Confident and resilient.
• Ability to work with others and be an effective communicator.
• Commitment to development.
• Problem solving and situational awareness skills.
• Commitment to excellence.

• There are no laid down education requirements.
• Experience in aviation firefighting is desirable for new employees, although in some circumstances people are employed and given basic training.

• Physically fit and healthy – A medical will be undertaken to national fire service standards.

• Provide an immediate response to emergencies at the airport.
• Deploy equipment at emergencies.
• Ensure safety of those involved in an emergency and to minimise other risks.
• Undertake station duties to maintain operational readiness of equipment and personnel.
• Preserve evidence at emergencies to support the investigation process.
• Comply with statutory, legal and regulatory requirements.
• Maintain personal discipline, performance and behaviour to the highest standard.
• Support the development of new employees.
• Clean, inspect and test vehicles and equipment.
• Undertake any other duties necessary to maintain the airport operations.

• Prepared to work shifts (12 hour shifts from 0700-1900 hrs).
• Shift pattern is 2 day shifts followed by 2 night shifts with 4 days off.
• Prepared to work overtime if required.

• A typical day on the fire station involve starting at 0700hrs with equipment and vehicle checks, the results of these are then recorded on electronic systems.
• Mornings will then consist of testing equipment, cleaning vehicles and undertaking training and assessments. 
• Afternoons will consist of additional training and physical sessions to maintain fitness. The day will continue with cleaning of the station and vehicles.
• Additional work will include third party training which might be fire awareness, fuel spill training or first aid training.
• All of these activities could be interrupted at any time with emergency calls to aircraft, fuel spills, medical emergencies, special services to any other type of emergency.
• Then at 1800 hrs it’s preparing the station and vehicles for watch handover to the oncoming night crew.