Position Detail:

Commonwealth Of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
PO Box 1025
Stow, MA 01775


978-567-3121 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Firefighter
Last Filing Date:  November 29, 2017

Special Instructions:  

Open until filled


Assigned as a member of the 104th Fighter Wing (Barnes) Fire Department. Responds with crews to emergencies on the Barnes Air National Guard Base, Army Aviation Support Facility, Barnes Municipal Airport, and to local communities as needed. This is a full-performance level of work in fire suppression, fire prevention, communications, technical rescue, training, and emergency medical care. Work is performed through established policies, procedures, and operational guidelines, and requires initiative and resourcefulness

Primary Responsibilities:
Communications/Dispatching-Fire suppression-Aircraft emergencies-Structural firefighting-Technical rescue-Medical emergencies-Hazardous Materials incidents-Natural disasters-Mutual Aid requests
-Environmental pollution control during all fire protection activities

Secondary Responsibilities:
-Public fire safety education-Facility inspections-Pre-fire planning-Plans review-Fire extinguisher maintenance-Fire hydrant testing/maintenance-Fire hose testing/maintenance-Code enforcement
-Fire alarm maintenance-Fire investigation-Equipment maintenance-Inventory Control-Fire Department facility maintenance

-Knowledge of the Standard Operating Procedures, written rules, instructions, and other materials of the 104thFighter Wing Fire Department.
-Knowledge of the topography of the Barnes Air National Guard Base, Army Aviation Support Facility, street and fire hydrant locations, Barnes Municipal Airport, airfield runways and taxiways, aircraft arresting systems, F-15 firefighting and rescue tactics and strategies, response routes within areas of responsibility, location of fire detection/suppression equipment within facilities, fire alarm panel procedures, Fire Alarm Communications Center (FACC) operations and emergency dispatching procedures.
-Ability to drive and operate all assigned emergency response vehicles
-Ability to operate all assigned tools and equipment

Incumbent will work 106 hours in two weeks, averaging 53 hours per week, on 24 hour on / 24 hour off (7:00AM-7:00AM) rotating shifts.

-Clean driving record
-Ability to obtain and maintain SECRET security clearance


This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.


1. Current and valid certification as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Operations and First Responder issued by a National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualification Certifications or an equivalent certifier such as the Department of Defense (DOD) Certifications or International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).

2. Current and valid certification (Basic, Intermediate or Paramedic) as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and current certification as a C.P.R. Basic Rescuer by either the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.

Please note: Upon hire, one certified as a National Registered Emergency Medical Technician, will have one year to obtain the Massachusetts EMT certification, provided all other criteria are met.

3. Successful completion of a Physical Ability Test (PAT).

4. Success completion of an occupational physical examination.

5. Current and valid Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or the equivalent from another state is required.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Official Title: Firefighter
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Westfield - 175 Falcon Drive
Job: Public Safety
Agency: Military Division
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Multiple
Job Posting: Sep 29, 2017, 7:39:15 PM

Number of Openings: 5
Salary: 45,561.36 - 73,115.64 Yearly

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Raymond Murphy - 339-202-3941
Bargaining Unit: 11-LocS29 Int Assoc of Fire Fight

Starting Salary:  45,561.36 - 73,115.64 Yearly
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   Commonwealth of Massachusetts
One Ashburton Place
Room 301
Boston, MA 02108
Raymond Murphy - 339-202-3941

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: N/A
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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