AAF Firefighting Trainers-TA in Kabul at PAE

Date Posted: 11/19/2019

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Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

AAF Firefighting Trainers-TA

Train the local level fire brigade in basic firefighting skills.  Be knowledgeable of and advise on applicable Fire Prevention regulations in regards to fire safety for Coalition base personnel.  Aid in the development of strategic plans for the AAF fire service and train the AAF fire service on execution to develop a professional force.  As Coalition security and policies allow, meet and train AAF firefighting leaders and/or other applicable organizations and persons at least 4 times a week for at least 1 hour or IAW current 438 AEW/TAAC-Air training policies and directions.  Develop and foster relationships with the AAF to liaise between the 438 AEW/TAAC-Air and the AAF on firefighting issues.  Train the AAF Fire service on administration and coordination of fire vehicle maintenance by coordinating with other trainers, the AAF, and MoD Afghan Fire requirements.  Work with the AAF and other trainers to develop program equipment requirements for the AAF fire service.  Train and assist the AAF Fire leadership to budget for equipment and vehicle maintenance.    Assist in developing the AAF capability of establishing and sustaining a 24/7 Fire Department at Wings and Air Detachments.  Train and assist the AAF in reaching the capability of meeting a 5-minute response time to airfield and AAF facilities.  Train the AAF firefighters to appropriately diagnose and execute the most effective and prudent fire extinguishing strategy through offensive or defensive means.   Develop and train AAF fire training programs beginning with initial skills training, recurring training, and advanced fire training.  Work with other advisors, Coalition organizations, AAF and the Afghan MOD to advocate for training positions, English language development, and out of country training programs.  Collaborate with the J-Lead to determine which classes shall be developed and a schedule for delivery of the courses.  Facilitate and execute mobile advising sessions to assist the AAF Fire Chief and Wing/Air Detachment Fire Chiefs traveling to the provinces.


  • Minimum of 10 years in fire service employment
  • Must be a US Citizen 
  • The AAF Firefighting Trainer shall have the following IFSTA (International Fire Service Training Association) qualifications:

    Firefighter I,

    Firefighter II,

    Driver/Operator ARFF,

    Driver/Operator Pumper,

    Driver/Operator Mobile Water Supply

    Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) Awareness,

    HAZMAT Operations,

    HAZMAT Technician,

    HAZMAT Incident Commander,

    Fire Officer III,

    Fire Instructor III, and

    Fire Inspector II. 

*Equivalent training qualifications will be considered.

  • The Firefighting Trainer shall be American Heart Association and/or Red Cross CPR qualified
  • Must be able to pass CENTCOM medical, dental and other CRC-related deployment requirements from CRC at Ft. Bliss, TX.    
  • Must continue to maintain CENTCOM Mod 13 and other deployment-related requirements for the Afghanistan theater of operations     
  • Must be able to receive and maintain a current/active Afghanistan visa 
  • Must be in possession of and maintain an appropriate-level current/active security clearance with eligibility to receive/maintain a NATO clearance for the duration of the deployment      
  • Must be willing to work and live in austere and hostile environments in Afghanistan, and understanding of the possibility to be further assigned to any location in Afghanistan, as allowed by the contract 
  • Must be willing and able to travel outside of protected areas via military convoys or MILAIR, and wear protective clothing and equipment, as required.  Force protection will be provided by authorized sources.   
  • Must have the demonstrated ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing 
  • Must comply with all theater command policies, regulations, and General Orders 


  • Previous OCONUS experience. (Prefer Afghanistan or Iraq)
  • Bachelor’s Degree. 
  • 12 years’ experience. 
  • Prefer experience on Military BN/BDE staff and understand the MDMP concept
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret and NATO security clearance. 

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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