Firefighter – Caledon – 2023
Join our thriving team of energetic and successful employees at the Town of Caledon.
Duties and Responsibilities
Understanding the expectations of the role, is imperative for success. Listed below are some of the key responsibilities:
- Responds to all assigned emergencies including, but not limited to:
- Firefighting – operating firefighting equipment, hoses, pressurized pumps, and hand tools
- Medical – provide front line patient care to sick or injured persons by administering first aid, CPR, Defibrillation as required
- Rescue and Special Operations – vehicle rescue, hazardous materials response, rope rescue, elevator rescue, confined space rescue, trench rescue, machine rescue
- Operate fire vehicles and fire apparatus as assigned
- Carry, place, and climb ladders for use in emergency responses
- Perform ventilation by making openings in buildings, using axes, saws, exhaust fans or fog streams
- Participate in Fire Prevention and Public Education programs
- Perform station and apparatus maintenance and cleaning
- Participate in and successfully complete assigned on-going training to develop, maintain or enhance firefighting and rescue skills
- Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, Corporate Policies and Procedures, Fire Service Operational Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures as well as established industry guidelines
To be considered for this permanent full-time opportunity, candidates must have the following training, experience, and abilities:
- Certified firefighter with the Province of Ontario (with proof as outlined below) or successfully completed and passed NFPA 1001 level I & II
- Satisfactory passing of a vulnerable sector check
- Valid DZ driver’s license in good standing with no more than 3 demerit points
- Superior interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively in a team environment and follow direction
- Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to make critical decisions quickly
- Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
- Comfortable working at heights and enclosed spaces
- Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent
- Standard First Aid, CPR and AED certification is considered an asset.
Preference will be given to candidates who are currently an active firefighter or a volunteer firefighter. Candidates with previous full-time experience will start at their previous classification/rank, up to and including First Class.
Proof of stage one, two and three of Ontario Fire Administration (OFAI) Candidate Testing Services (CTS) certificates must be presented by the interview date. Candidates must maintain valid certificates throughout the recruitment process until the time of signed offer and be prepared to submit all related certificates.