MOS 7051 Expeditionary Firefighting and Rescue (EFR) Specialist

MOS 7051 Expeditionary Firefighting and Rescue (EFR) Specialist

MOS Description

ARFF is a unique capability within the ACE. ARFF provides Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting services in support of airfield operations (AirOps) at forward operating bases and support installations. ARFF Services include: Incident Command, Fire suppression and extinguishment, extrication and rescue, basic emergency medical services, salvage and overhaul operations, and immediate hazardous material operations level response. While supporting a Forward Operating Base, the ARFF platoon is also responsible for the effective implementation and management of fire protection and prevention programs.

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Renewal Period: 2 years

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system. EMTs have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life threatening emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. Candidates must have successfully completed a state-approved EMT course that meets or exceeds the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for the Emergency Medical Technician, have a current CPR-BLS for Healthcare Providers or equivalent credential, and pass both a state-approved EMT psychomotor exam and the EMT cognitive exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) is an entry-level certification. Professionals in this field include risk managers, loss control specialists, fire officers, fire marshals, fire inspectors, safety managers, fire protection consultants, designers, code enforcers, loss prevention professionals, building code officials, commercial real estate managers and others who have responsibilities dealing with the application of fire safety, fire protection, prevention, and suppression technologies. Candidates must meet education and/or experience requirements and pass an examination.
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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Certified Fire Inspector I (CFI) certification program is an established process for identifying and recognizing a fire investigator's expertise and proficiency in the use of NFPA codes and standards. Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent to be eligible for the CFI certification. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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The goal of the Certified Fire Plan Examiner I (CFPE) credential is to enhance professionalism within the fire plan examiner community. Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Candidates must pass a four-hour, open-book, 100-question, written examination. The examination is designed to evaluate the candidate's plan examination principles, knowledge, and code application skills at the level of Fire Plan Examiner (as defined in NFPA 1031). In addition to the written exam, candidates must conduct and document five fire plan reviews and two site plan reviews which will be verifed and evaluated prior to awarding the credential. Once earned, this credential must be renewed every three years through a combination of training and experience.
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Certified Fire Inspector II (CFI-II). The CFI program is an established process for identifying and recognizing a fire investigator's expertise. Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and NFPA certification as Fire Inspector I. Candidates must pass a four-hour, open book, 100-question, multiple-choice written examination. The examination is designed to evaluate the applicant's knowledge of fire inspection principles and code, and application skills at the level of Fire Inspector II (as defined in NFPA 1031). During the written examination, candidates will be expected to interpret and apply code-related material in response to the test questions. Upon successful completion of the written exam, candidates are required to conduct and document three comprehensive inspections for review by the candidate's supervisor or mentor and the NFPA. Once earned, this credential must be renewed every three years, through a combination of training and experience.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR), SARTECH II level of certification is the intermediate level for SAR personnel. SARTECH II is recommended for any person who functions on SAR missions as field searchers. Candidates are encouraged to always use the latest version of the FUNSAR text since it is updated regularly. There are no prerequisites required for a person to challenge the SARTECH II examination. The SARTECH II examination consists of written exam and a practical exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR), SARTECH I /Crewleader is a mid-level certification and the advanced level for SAR personnel. The level is recommended only for persons who function on SAR missions as field searchers and who may function as Crew Leader. Persons who obtain this certification are to function within the limits of the certification described in the NASAR Certification Criteria for SARTECH I/CREWLEADER. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: Lifetime

ASTM International, NCATT Foreign Object Elimination (FOE) recognizes the knowledge base of the advanced aerospace technician and promotes integrity, safety, and professionalism in the aerospace workforce. FOE knowledge and skills include housekeeping, tool accountability, hardware accountability, lost items, physical entry and personnel control, reporting and investigating, material handling, parts protections, hazardous materials, wildlife/environment, and Foreign Object Damage (FOD) effects. There are no FOE eligibility requirements. The FOE written exam is open to all individuals regardless of career field, training, education or experience. Candidates must pass the written exam.

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Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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