Fire Prevention Inspector – Newmarket -2021

Fire Prevention Inspector - Newmarket -2021
Fire Recruitment Job Board Team
May 15, 2021
Newmarket, Ontario
Job Type
$57,231 - $104,057
Work Hours


Reporting to the Fire Prevention Officer, your responsibilities will include Fire Prevention Inspections: enforcing fire safety legislation by conducting inspections and fire safety plan review for buildings and occupancies within the communities of Newmarket and Aurora; inspecting fire protection equipment and systems, preparing reports, issuing orders, testifying and giving evidence in court.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct fire inspections of all types of buildings to enforce fire code compliance with all applicable legislation and standards
  • Issue orders requiring compliance with regulations.
  • Lay charges respecting violations of codes / provincial regulations and provide evidence in court proceedings.
  • Read and interpret building permits, manufacturers installation manuals and construction plans
  • Prepare reports and maintain records detailing information about the property, violations observed and corrective measures to be taken
  • Prepare information for court and appear in court to testify and give evidence.
  • Interview members of the public, as it relates fire safety
  • Investigate fires to determine origin and cause.  Liaise with other agencies. ( i.e. Ontario Fire Marshal / York Regional Police in determining origin and cause.)
  • Deliver effective fire prevention education programs, including the preparation and delivery of public seminars and demonstrations.
  • Liaise with other municipal departments in fire prevention and safety related issues

Minimum Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Fire Protection Technology, Ontario Fire College Certified Fire Prevention Officer, NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level I or working towards, OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience of property inspections, codes, by-laws, acts and related regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience of reading building permits, standards, and manufacturers installation manuals.
  • Demonstrated experience of the installation or maintenance / design of fire protection systems.  i.e. sprinkler, fire alarm and kitchen suppression systems.
  • Demonstrated experience or knowledge of Public Fire & Life Safety Education Programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of appropriate regulations and legislation. ( i.e. Fire Protection and Prevention Act, Ontario Fire Code, Ontario Building Code, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience or knowledge in investigating fires for the determining origin and cause.
  • Successful candidate will be able to communicate courteously and effectively both verbally and written, productive in a team setting, possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and willing to upgrade education to achieve and maintain professional competency.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), Internet, and fire department management software (e.g. Firehouse) etc.
  • Candidates must have a valid Class “G” drivers Licence in good standing.
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada (must be either a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, landed immigrant, or hold a valid work permit.)
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule including occasional evenings and weekends
  • Successful candidate will be required to take and pass the Ontario Building Code exams under subsection 2.16.4 within their first year of employment.
  • Successful candidate will need to provide a satisfactory Police Record Check.

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