Firefighter – Cambridge – 2021

City of Cambridge
September 25, 2021
Cambridge, Canada
Job Type
October 15, 2021
Work Hours
Shift Work


Working within our Strategic Plan, Cambridge Connected, and committing to our values of Integrity, Respect, Inclusiveness and Service, the successful candidate will work together to help the City of Cambridge achieve our vision: A place for people to prosper – alive with opportunity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working within a team environment to “Save Lives, Prevent Injury, Protect Property” through emergency response and public fire and life safety duties
  • Responsible for firefighting entailing the combating, extinguishing and preventing of fires, and the saving of life and property
  • Rapidly and efficiently performing various duties under emergency conditions frequently involving considerable hazard and strenuous physical exertion
  • Responding to fire alarms or other emergencies, laying and connecting hose, directing water streams, and using extinguishers and all other department equipment necessary for the efficient performance of the duties
  • Responsible for station maintenance and upkeep of firefighting equipment and fire department property
  • Responsible for upgrading and maintaining skills/knowledge and physical requirements to current standards
  • Drives and/or operates any vehicle or equipment as assigned
  • Provides excellent customer service as well as being a leader in public fire and life safety education through participation in public relations projects involving visits, displays, lectures, demonstrations, parades, etc.
  • Assists with on-the-job training of other firefighters
  • Performs inspections and assessments related to fire prevention duties
  • Adheres to all Federal, Provincial and Municipal Laws, Regulations, By-laws as well as all departmental and Corporate Policies and Procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • 18 years of age or older and legally entitled to work in Canada (citizen/landed immigrant)
  • At least 20/30 uncorrected binocular vision and satisfactory colour and peripheral vision and uncorrected hearing
  • Free of any criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted.  Possess a satisfactory Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening and will be required to provide a satisfactory police record check dated within the last thirty (30) days as a condition of employment
  • Speak, read and write English fluently and communicate clearly and precisely under demanding, high pressure.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Possess a current First Responder or EMR Certificate with HCP-level CPR and AED
  • Possess a valid, unrestricted Class “DZ” Driver’s License by the interview stage.  Provision of a driver’s abstract with fewer than three CVOR demerit points and/or infractions for three years within the last thirty (30) days from when requested
  • Must possess certificates from the Ontario Fire Administration Inc.  Candidate Testing Services - Stages 1, 2, 3 and Swim Test maintained current throughout the recruitment and selection process
  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card (Obtain this card here)
  • Demonstrated community service involvement
  • The Fire Chief will determine equivalency for internal candidates
  • NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II certified from an accredited program from a recognized institution, accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or the Pro Board

Possess at least one of the following credentials:

  • Pre-Service Fire Fighter Education and Training Program Certification,
  • OFM curriculum components 1, 2 and 3 with examination certificate, or
  • Minimum two years’ experience as a full-time fire fighter in a municipal fire department, or
  • Minimum five years’ experience as a part-time fire fighter in a municipal fire department

Additional Information

No cover letter is required. Resumes must be in the following format to be considered:

  • Work Experience
  • General Education
  • Fire Related Education and Courses
  • Community Involvement or Volunteer Experience

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