Workshop for women seeking Airport Fire Fighting Careers

Posted on Dec 31, 2015 in Airports News, Main, News

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is partnering with the Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD) to conduct “Women in Airport Fire Service” workshops. The workshops will be held on various Neighbor Islands during the month of January. The workshops are free and are expected to last approximately 90 minutes.

The workshop is part of a recruitment initiative designed to increase awareness of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) careers for women. Topics will include how to prepare and submit an online application, ARFF career opportunities, and the firehouse culture from a woman’s perspective. Women are encouraged to learn more about a career with ARFF by registering for one of the sessions.

Dates and Locations:


Jan. 9, 2016, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Hawai`i Community College

200 W. Kawili Street, Manono Campus

Building 388, Room 103, Hilo HI 96720


Jan. 9, 2016, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Kona International Airport, Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Station


Jan. 23, 2016, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

King Kaumuali`i Elementary School Cafeteria

4380 Hanamaulu Road, Lihue, HI 96766


Jan. 30, 2016, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Lahainaluna Intermediate School Cafeteria,

871 Lahainaluna Road, Lahaina, HI 96761


Jan. 30, 2016, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Homeland Security (TSA) North and South Meeting Rooms

425 Koloa Street, Kahului, HI 96732


To register, e-mail [email protected]. include your first and last name, the location, time and the subject: “Women in Airport Fire Service”. The deadline to register is by 4:30 p.m., three (3) days prior to the event date. Registration is free. Seating is limited to 35 women and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to ensure a seat is available. On the day of the event, please check-in at the registration table. Walk-ins are welcomed as long as seating is available.

Individuals interested in receiving electronic notification on future State of Hawaii Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting openings may complete an electronic JOB INTEREST form on the DHRD website. Visit, click on “REQUEST JOB NOTIFICATION BY CATEGORY,” select “Airport” and “Fire/EMS” check boxes and submit the Job Interest Card Information request.