Firefighter/Fire Prevention Officer – Olds – 2023
As our Firefighter/Fire Prevention Officer and a member of the Town of Olds Fire Department, you will
help protect our community through both proactive and reactive duties, such as conducting code
inspections, fire education and prevention programs, and fire suppression activities. Every day you will
work to implement the Quality Management Plan (QMP) by detecting fire hazards, recommending
prevention measures, ensuring compliance with the fire code, planning, and participating in fire prevention
and education, and responding to emergency calls during regular work hours. To thrive in this role, you
must have experience in referencing and enforcing the National Fire Code-Alberta edition at the B1 and
C2 level, creating fire education programs, and have been or are a member of a paid-on-call (volunteer)
or full-time fire department with NFPA 1001 certification. We are seeking someone who takes pride in
protecting your community, your team, your equipment, and yourself.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Firefighter/Fire Prevention Officer will perform duties, both in emergency and
non-emergency situations, related to fire protection, emergency medical services, hazardous materials
response, rescue, and emergency management delivery. This position will also help to prevent fires and other
emergencies through public education and fire code inspections to ensure properties meet fire regulations and
other safety code requirements. The Firefighter/Fire Prevention Officer will be certified by the Alberta Safety
Codes Council in the fire discipline and given designation of powers pursuant to the Safety Codes Act to
function as both a fire investigator and inspector.
We are looking for a person that has experience…
• Creating positive customer experience while implementing the QMP, and in an
• Being a firefighter who has responded to a variety of calls.
• Creating and implementing a fire education program for the community.
• With extensive exposure to code enforcement, fire prevention and fire suppression terminology
• Understanding that adaptability and collaboration are foundational to success in this role.
• Minimum Grade 12 or GED, OR post-secondary education in Fire Services is an asset.
• Minimum Class 3Q License – Class 4 would be considered an asset.
• National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Level II
• NFPA 1002 Driver/Operator – Aerial Operator would be an asset.
• NFPA 472 Operations level
• NFPA 1021 & NFPA 1041 would be considered an asset.
• Certification as a Group B Level 2 Fire Inspector (Alberta)
• Certification as a Group C Level 2 Fire Investigator (Alberta)
• NFPA 1031 & NFPA 1033 would be considered an asset.
• Incident Command System (ICS) 100 – ICS 200 would be considered an asset.
• Standard First Aid CPR/AED “C”, Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) or Advanced First Aid (AFA) designation
would be an asset
Experience: 2 years fire service experience preferred. Experience as a past or current member of a Paid-On-Call Fire
Department would be an asset. Previous experience as a Fire Inspector in Alberta,
1. Understanding of the Alberta Building Code and its relation to Fire Code.
2. Good written and verbal communication skills.
3. Strong organizational skills.
4. Strong computer skills especially Microsoft Office.
5. Problem solving skills.
6. Strong math skills.
7. Highly motivated and self-directed work habits.
8. Excellent public relations and customer service skills.
9. Ability to be diplomatic and work towards conflict resolution.
10. Use of Records Management Software (Mobile Eyes)
• Exposure to electrical hazards, fire hazards and unsafe conditions that include smoke, chemicals, extremes
in temperature/humidity, natural or manmade disasters, high noise and or light, working in or around traffic
and machinery, biological exposure and to stress and lack of sleep and or rest or nutrition.
• Exposure to staff, public and media criticism.
• Exposure to stressful situations due to conflict resolution situations.
• Exposure to general elements while working outside.
• Investigating fires that are in a hazardous environment which requires the use of PPE.
• Inspecting facilities that may be under construction, demolition, or a general unsafe condition.