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Firefighter Apprentice – Canadian Base Operators (ON) – 2024

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Canadian Base Operators Meaford
February 16, 2024
Meaford, Canada
Job Type
Until Filled


Canadian Base Operators’ Meaford’s team is growing! If you are a committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hard-working, innovative team, this opportunity is for you.

The Fire Fighter Apprentice position is located in Meaford at the 4th Canadian Division Training Centre and typically reports directly to the Fire Chief. Their primary focus is responsible for carrying out fire fighter duties in accordance with the CFFM’s ITM requirements and emergency operations in accordance with the NFPA standards.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform inspections, testing, maintenance, repairs and tasks generated by the CMMS and as required by regulatory standards
  • Performs daily vehicle and equipment checks and verifies personal protective equipment
  • Inspects and coordinates the maintenance for handheld fire extinguishers of all classes
  • Ensures adequate numbers of charged breathing air cylinders are on hand
  • Conducts various building and fire inspections
  • Assists and maintains training and incident logs
  • Participates in daily fitness training program
  • Conducts Inspection, Testing and Maintenance (ITM) of all fire alarm and suppression systems for the entire Wing
  • Attends annual live fire training
  • Is responsible to maintain a high level of security while performing and executing their scope of work
  • Supports and participates in Canadian Base Operators Safety Program, HSE and Environmental policies and procedures
  • Ensure proper maintenance and repair of all tools and equipment;
  • Other Fire Fighting duties as required within the capabilities of the individual

Minimum Qualifications


  • Communicates Effectively
  • Customer Focus
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Values and Respects Other


  • Must have an Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or equivalent
  • Knowledge of DND policies and procedures is an additional asset


  • 2 years’ experience. Experience on a DND establishment preferred
  • NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter Level 1
  • Ontario D License with Z (air brake) endorsement
  • Must possess a clear driver’s abstract; and must be able to obtain and maintain a military 404 Drivers Licence
  • Standard First Aid & CPR/AED


Proficient knowledge and understanding of:

  • Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Teams
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal direction

Additional Information

*Must be able to achieve and maintain a Government of Canada Security Clearance*

Due to many mandatory vaccination requirements at client projects / facilities, in order to provide substantial employment by ensuring compliance with our clients’ mandates, the successful candidate may be required to validate full vaccination prior to hire.

Canadian Base Operators welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

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