FIRE FIGHTER TRAINEE – 75 Vacancies REF: OPS/F&RT/AUGUST/2023

Full Time

Kenya Airports Authority

FIRE FIGHTER TRAINEE – 75 Vacancies REF: OPS/F&RT/AUGUST/2023

Position: Fire Fighter Trainee

Location: Nairobi


Job Purpose As a Fire Fighter Trainee, you will play a vital role in ensuring the safety of passengers, airport users, and property by providing rescue and firefighting services.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

i. Fire-Fighting and Rescue

  • Conduct firefighting operations in response to aircraft emergencies and building fires.
  • Execute rescue services during aircraft crashes, focusing on saving lives and protecting property.

ii. Emergency Response

  • Follow protocols outlined in the airport services manual for prompt response to aircraft emergencies.

iii. Equipment Inspection and Maintenance

  • Inspect fire engines, appliances, and equipment regularly to ensure operational readiness.
  • Perform cleaning and maintenance tasks on firefighting equipment and appliances to keep them in optimal working condition.

iv. Safety Checks

  • Inspect runways, taxiways, and aprons for fuel spills and Foreign Object Debris (FOD), ensuring a clean and safe environment.

v. Site Assessment

  • Evaluate the airport boundary and topography for accessibility and safety.

vi. Vehicle Operation

  • Operate pumps and drive fire engines and vehicles as required.

vii. Fire Drills

  • Actively participate in fire drills to enhance preparedness.

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Grade C or equivalent.
  • Certificate in rescue and firefighting.
  • Candidates with Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification have an advantage.
  • Recent medical certificate confirming fitness for rigorous training.
  • Age limit: Not exceeding 26 years (Born after January 1997).

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective communication abilities.

Application Criteria

Only shortlisted candidates must provide the following clearance certificates as per Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010:

  • Police Clearance Certificate from Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) Clearance Certificate.
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
  • Ethics & Anti-Corruption Authority (EACC) Clearance.
  • Approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) Report.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant Here are some key suggestions to enhance your application:

  1. Highlight Relevant Experience: Emphasize any prior firefighting or rescue experience in your application.
  2. Showcase Physical Fitness: Detail any fitness activities or training that highlight your physical capabilities.
  3. Demonstrate Teamwork: Provide examples of situations where you successfully worked in a team.
  4. Explain Communication Skills: Describe instances where your effective communication skills made a difference.
  5. Clearance Certificates: Start the process of obtaining required clearance certificates early to ensure a smooth application.
  6. Attention to Detail: Double-check your application and ensure that all requested documents are attached.
  7. Follow Instructions: Adhere to the submission guidelines and deadlines to present your commitment.

Submission of Applications Interested and qualified candidates should apply via email to recruitment@kaa.go.ke or in hard copy, indicating the Job Reference on the Email subject line or envelope.

Managing Director / CEO Kenya Airports Authority KAA Head Office, Airport North Road P. O Box 19001-00501, Nairobi Kenya.

Deadline: Monday, 21st August 2023, 5.00pm East African Time.

KAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage Women, Persons with Disabilities, Minority & Marginalized Groups to apply. Any form of canvassing or failure to attach required documents leads to disqualification.

Note: Re-applicants for specific positions mentioned in the 23rd July 2021, September 2021, and 8th March 2023 advertisements are encouraged to re-apply. The advertisements from these dates have been voided.

Job Features Job Category: Permanent

To apply for this job please visit www.kaa.go.ke.


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