Firefighter – Bradford West Gwillimbury – 2023

NewJobIcon Firefighter - Bradford West Gwillimbury - 2023
Bradford West Gwillimbury
March 15, 2023
Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
Job Type
April 6, 2023
As per collective agreement
Work Hours
Shift Work


The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury offers a return to small town charm while being one of
the country’s fastest growing communities. We are a vibrant, thriving community that possess
a sense of pride and where community spirit prevails. Our town is committed to being a complete
and healthy community where there are opportunities for everyone to contribute and to benefit.

Under the direction of the Deputy Fire Chief, through a chain-of-command, firefighters are
expected to maintain a high standard of professionalism, solve problems, work as part of a
dynamic team and possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

Apart from fighting fires, you will perform many duties, some of which include:
• responding to medical emergencies and motor vehicle accidents
• performing emergency patient care
• performing fire ground and rescue operations
• conducting the Home Smoke Alarm program
• educating the public about fire prevention and fire safety practices
• responding to emergency hazardous materials situations
• conducting inspections
• conducting community pre-planning
• maintaining firefighting apparatus, equipment and fire stations
• contribute to a respectful workplace in accordance with Town policy
• promote a culture of inclusiveness and work with a diverse population of employees,
participants, agencies and the public

Minimum Qualifications

In order to be considered for this position with the Bradford West Gwillimbury Fire and
Emergency Services, you must meet the following mandatory qualifications:
• Proof of Grade 12 education or equivalent
• Be at least 18 years of age
• Be legally eligible to work in Canada
• Have not been convicted of a criminal offense for which a pardon has not been granted
(Successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector
Screening upon hire)
• a valid Ontario class D driver’s license (with a Z endorsement) in good standing
• NFPA-1001 Firefighter I & II certification (Including NFPA 472 or 1072)
• a valid Standard First Aid and a CPR Level “C” certificate (minimum)
• successful completion of all seven components of the Fire Services of Ontario (FSO)


Preferred Qualifications

This section encompasses the education and skills that most closely reflect the firefighters’
responsibilities, the preferred qualifications are:
• Firefighting experience (career or volunteer)
• Registered nurse or paramedic
• Valid trade certificate
• Pre-service Firefighting Education and Training diploma
• Fire Prevention/Inspection
• Public Educator

Additional Information

The interview panel may consist of Town of BWG Fire Services and Human Resources
Representatives. The questions are situational and behavioural based and will probe your
professional experiences in areas related to past experiences, the core competencies of a
firefighter and our core values.
If you are selected for an interview you will be notified via email by May 10 to book your timeslot.
Date: Week of May 15

Please ensure you read the information in this guide closely before reaching out with additional
questions to Human Resources at [email protected]. Due to the high volume of applications
received for this position, please refrain from calling to inquire about the status of your