Fire Chief

Website Metropolitan Airports Commission

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) is currently accepting applications for the position of Fire Chief in the Airport Fire Department.  The MAC Airport Fire Department (AFD) is a specialized department whose primary responsibility is aircraft rescue and firefighting. AFD is a full-service fire department providing structural fire response, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, water and ice rescue, and vehicle extrication.

MAC’s Fire Chief Provides leadership, planning and direction to the department administration and firefighting personnel. Keeps Supervisor informed of departmental and tenant activities relevant to fire prevention, suppression, rescue operations and emergency medical services. Liaison with Federal, State, County, and local agencies to coordinate services. Ensures compliance of fire protection codes and standards, personnel training requirements, and oversees all fire, rescue and emergency medical services operations.

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Metropolitan Airports Commission


  • Bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration, Emergency Management, Public Administration or other related field
  • In lieu of Bachelor’s degree, an Associate’s degree in Fire Science, Fire Protection, or other related field and six (6) years of experience as a chief officer at a FAR Part 139 medium or large hub airport
  • Ten (10) years of professional, progressively responsible level fire service experience
  • Five (5) years supervisory experience as a fire captain or chief fire officer in a fire department
  • Previous fire service experience at a FAR Part 139 airport
  • Previous work experience with unions and labor relations
  • Excellent decision making, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Experience preparing and overseeing department budget and program planning
  • Current Minnesota Fire Service Certification Board (MFSCB) Fire Fighter II, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Fire Fighter II certification, or ProBoard Fire Fighter II Certification.
  • Current MN Board of Fire Fighter Training and Education (MBFTE) Fire Fighter License.  If no MBFTE license, must obtain within 90 days of appointment.
  • Completion of NIMS (National Incident Management Systems) courses 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800
  • Valid state issued driver’s license
  • Current National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification.  In lieu of the NREMT, must have a current Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulation Board (EMSRB) EMT Certification and successfully obtain a National Registry EMT within one year of appointment.
  • International Fire Service Accreditation Congress IFSAC or ProBoard Airport Firefighter certification

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