Career Firefighter – Vernon – 2020

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Fire Recruitment Job Board Team
February 13, 2020
Vernon, Canada
Job Type
February 26, 2020
(as per IAFF – Local 1517 Collective Agreement)
Work Hours
Shift Work


Reporting to the Deputy Chief Operations this position performs fire-fighting, rescue, first medical response, hazardous materials response, fire prevention and education, maintenance, and operation of fire and rescue equipment and facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responds to emergencies and performs fire-fighting, rescue, hazardous materials response, and first medical response activities as part of a team.
  • Assists in the cleaning and maintenance of fire and rescue equipment and facilities.
  • Participates in training and professional development activities.
  • Provides fire safety inspections and fire prevention activities.
  • May lead small teams in the completion of tasks and/or training.
  • Provides fire and rescue services, public education, and participates in public relations activities.
  • Participates in committee work to provide programs for maintenance and long term asset management.
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with career and auxiliary fire fighters, Emergency Social Services, City of Vernon Public Works, Ambulance, Police, non-government organizations and other agencies in the course of duty.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • All persons employed by the City of Vernon will be required to assist the City in providing essential services during a declared local state of emergency such as flooding, or earthquake.Duties assigned during an emergency may differ from regular duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in a field(s) that provides for excellent comprehension, writing and computer proficiency, administrative and organizational abilities, and increased learning capacity.
  • NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter Level II, IFSAC or ProBoard accredited certificate.
  • NFPA 1002 General Requirements and Apparatus Equipped with Fire Pump, IFSAC or ProBoard accredited certificate.
  • Fire service experience such as that obtained through career or volunteer, military, wildland, or industrial fire suppression.
  • Current certification/qualification in one of the following:
    • First Medical Responder Level III,
    • Occupational First Aid Level III,
    • St. John’s Advanced First Aid,
    • Red Cross Advanced First Aid,
    • EMR,
    • EMT,
    • Paramedic, or
    • Nurse.
  • Valid BC Driver's Licence, Class 3 with air brake endorsement or another provinces’ equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Auto Extrication certification.
  • Confined Space Rescue Operations or Technician certification.
  • Hazardous Materials Technician certification.
  • Swift Water and Ice Rescue certification.
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations certificate.
  • High Angle Rescue certification.

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