Firefighter Apprentice – Taylor – 2021

Firefighter Apprentice - Taylor - 2021
Fire Recruitment Job Board Team
May 15, 2021
Disctrict of Taylor, British Columbia
Job Type
May 28, 2021
Work Hours
35 hours per week for 9 weeks


Reporting to the Fire Chief, the Firefighter Apprentice position will include a variety of maintenance and firefighter skills that the candidate will have the opportunity to learn and preform. The focus of this position will be to educate and allow the incumbent the opportunity to experience many aspects that the firefighter trade can offer.

This position in conjunction with the Canada Summer Jobs program is an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to help all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition into the labour market.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to meet the physical requirements of lifting up to 50 pounds, working for various durations including bending and standing. It would be considered an asset if the incumbent also possessed First Responder (British Columbia) license with CPR.

Duties and Responsibilities

Core Duties:
 Performs general cleaning of all areas of the fire hall, apparatus and equipment as directed
 Assist with fire hose annual testing
 Assist with developing pre-incident plans
 Assist with fire safety building inspections
 Assist and conduct fire department equipment maintenance
 Respond to emergencies in a non-emergency capacity to gain experience
 Completes tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision
 Notifies management of the need for repairs if needed
 Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

 Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
 Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
 Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
 Capable of working for various durations of physical work including being able to lift up to 50 pounds
 Ability to meet physical requirements such as lifting, bending, standing for duration of shift
 Ability to work alone well under minimal supervision
 Ability to manage your time efficiently
 Ability to perform duties in varying weather conditions

 First Responder (British Columbia) with CPR would be considered an asset
 Previous firefighter knowledge would be considered an asset but not required

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