Airport Firefighter

Airport Firefighter
Ottawa Airport Authority
July 9, 2021
Ottawa Airport, Ontario
Job Type
23 July 2021
as per collective agreement


Emergency Response Services team, which operates in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responds to emergency situations according to the regulatory requirements of the CARs;
  • Participates in the development of tactical operations at all emergency situations;
  • Participates in operations as required by the Fire Captain;
  • Displays teamwork and a desire for learning and advancement;
  • Plays an active role in the preservation of life, property, and environment;
  • Prevents, extinguishes and protects exposures from fire loss;
  • Administers advanced first aid and CPR/defibrillation;
  • Participates in salvage and overhaul operations after a fire has been extinguished;
  • Participates in the research on technological change and evaluates programs and procedures relating to operations and equipment;
  • Participates in airport community education and public relations as required; and
  • Conducts fire inspections.

Minimum Qualifications

  • NFPA Standard 1001 Level 1 & 2 qualified;
  • Qualified to NFPA 1002 Standard;
  • Qualified to NFPA 472 – Operations level Standard;
  • Ontario Provincial Driver’s Licence Class DZ or Class 3, or the equivalent from another province along with a driver’s abstract (issued within the last month);
  • Obtained their Ontario Secondary School Diploma OSSD (Grade 12) or academic equivalent diploma;

Preferred Qualifications

  • Qualified to NFPA 1003 Standard;
  • Qualified to NFPA 1021 Standard;
  • Current annual live fire certification as per the regulatory requirements of the CARs; and
  • Bilingualism (English and French).

Additional Information

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada (persons legally entitled to work in Canada are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents and/or holders of a valid work permit);
  • Demonstrated initiative, autonomy, positive attitude and a sense of responsibility;
  • Demonstrated mental alertness and mechanical aptitude;
  • Physical, mental, and emotional health; and
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal) in English.

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