Firefighter – Mississauga – 2021

City of Mississauga
September 17, 2021
Mississauga, Canada
Job Type
October 8, 2021
Work Hours
42 hours / week


Working at the City of Mississauga means you will be part of a team of amazingly talented and motivated people.  Mississauga is Canada’s 6th largest municipality and is proud to be a growing and accomplished municipality that nurtures its multicultural community and rich heritage. Our team is diverse and inclusive, boasts of a generous employee benefits package and promises growth and development to all its employees.

Our workplace is built upon our core values: Trust, Quality and Excellence. Take pride as you will be at the centre of its core values and a driving force on the frontlines. The City is growing leaps and bounds and you will grow with our vision as the City unfolds and manifests into future generations.

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Provide first-class customer service as a respected member of the community
•    Respond to all emergencies when called upon including, but not limited to:
o    Medical – provide patient care, administer first aid, CPR, defibrillation, symptom assist
o    Firefighting – deploy hose lines, operate firefighting equipment, use hand and power tools
o    Rescue – search and rescue, remove injured persons from dangerous environments
o    Special Operations – vehicle rescue, hazardous materials response, water and ice rescue, rope rescue, elevator rescue, confined space rescue, trench rescue, machine rescue
•    Apparatus and station maintenance
•    Public Education – Participate in the delivery of education programs and attend public events to promote fire safety awareness and responsibilities
•    Fire Prevention – Assess all buildings for compliance with fire and life safety requirements. Conduct preplans and tactical site assessments
•    Provide assistance in a vast array of non-emergency situations
•    Participate in continuous training and learning to advance your knowledge and skill
•    Work in accordance with the provisions of all applicable laws and regulations and all City of Mississauga corporate and departmental policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 18 years of age or older at time of application
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or academic equivalent
  • Possess a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter I & II certification (proof of Pro Board Seal or IFSAC)
  • Possess a NFPA 472 or NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations certification (proof of Pro Board Seal or IFSAC)
  • Possess a valid and current Standard First Aid and CPR "C" certificate
  • Possess a valid and unrestricted Ontario Class "D" driver's license with a "Z" endorsement at time of application, and a driving record that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga
  • Criminal Record Search - Candidates must provide a Level 3 (Vulnerable Sector Screening) that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga at the candidate's expense. The document must be obtained from the Police Service where the candidate resides and dated no earlier than 30 days from the conditional offer of employment
  • Successful completion of written, medical, practical, behavioural, York University Firefighter fitness assessment (scheduled by the City of Mississauga), performance assessments and swimming tests during the recruitment process (Get prepared here)
  • Effective English communication skills and ability to communicate clearly and precisely in multiple situations
  • Excellent hearing ability without the use of artificial aids
  • Ability to swim proficiently
  • Uncorrected visual acuity of 20/30 in each eye
  • Ability to handle intense and sustained physical effort necessary to safely perform firefighting duties
  • Willingness to work 24 hour shifts on a rotating basis (including weekends, holidays etc.)
  • Act with integrity, communicate effectively, solve complex problems, drive continuous improvement and provide excellent customer service
  • Accept direction, work in a team environment, establish and maintain relationships and show caring and empathy towards others
  • Maintain confidence and composure during stressful or traumatic situations
  • Possess skills and strategies for managing the impacts of stress and maintaining work life balance
  • Demonstrate tenacity and perseverance during difficult situations and positively adapt to change

Preferred Qualifications

  • College diploma or university degree in any discipline recognized by an accredited association, organization or institution
  • Trade certification in any discipline recognized as a skilled trade in Ontario
  • Previous experience as a part-time or full-time firefighter
  • Previous experience in emergency services, large vehicle and/or heavy vehicle operation, fire prevention, military or coast guard
  • Possess NFPA 1031 – Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner, NFPA 1033 – Fire Investigator, NFPA 1035 – Fire and Life Safety Educator
  • Possess National Lifeguard Services (NLS) certification
  • Fluent in a second language other than English and French
  • Occupational Health and Safety related training (ex. JHSC part 1 and 2)
  • Ski patrol or Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) certification (Obtain EMR Certificate here)
  • Experience in customer service and/or public service roles
  • Providing two character reference letters from any of the following groups (academic, religious, community leader, coach, military, politician, doctor, emergency service personnel) at time of application, is considered an asset.
  • Teaching or coaching experience
  • Volunteer and/or community involvement experience
  • Experience competing at the Provincial, National or Professional level as an athlete