Aircraft Rescue Firefighter – Southport (MB) – 2024

NewJobIcon Aircraft Rescue Firefighter - Southport (MB) - 2024
Canadian Base Operators
January 9, 2024
Southport, Canada
Job Type
Until Filled
As per collective agreement
Work Hours
Shift Work


Canadian Base Operators’ Southport team is growing! If you are a committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hard-working, innovative team, this opportunity is for you. As a proud partner with Kelowna Aerospace Defence Programs, we deliver numerous support services tailored to our client, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

Duties and Responsibilities

The Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter (ARFF) full-time, permanent position is located in Southport and reports to the Fire Chief. Their primary focus is to support flying operations while working day, evening and/or weekend shifts. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide Crash Fire rescue services
  • Respond to hazardous materials, leaks and spills
  • Conduct Fire Extinguisher Training for RCAF members
  • Participate in semi-annual Performance Appraisals
  • Educate RCAF and KF Aero employees in local evacuation procedures
  • Ensure proper operation and maintenance of rescue equipment
  • Conduct monthly maintenance and reporting requirements
  • Train to maintain high level of physical fitness
  • Participate in the prevention of workplace occurrences and promote a safe working environment

Minimum Qualifications


  • Communicates Effectively
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Change Orientation


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must hold IFSAC/NFPA or equivalent accredited qualifications
  • NFPA 1003 Airport Firefighter
  • NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level II
  • NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator
  • NFPA 472 Hazmat Operations


  • Proficient use of computers and MS Office
  • Self-starter
  • Willing and able to travel
  • Valid Class 4 Driver’s License
  • Valid Standard First Aid & CPR/AED Level C Certificate
  • Able to obtain Radio Operator and Airside Vehicle Operator Permit
  • Annual Live Fire & Medical Certifications
  • Annual Physical Fitness Maintenance Program
  • Must obtain an Enhanced Reliability Clearance from the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate

Preferred Qualifications

1-3 years of firefighting experience in the aviation industry an asset

Additional Information

Canadian Base Operators complies with all applicable COVID-19 requirements. This may require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, provide attestations regarding vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, or satisfy other conditions of employment that Canadian Base Operators deems appropriate. Employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results as a condition of employment (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).

Canadian Base Operators welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

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