Firefighter Operation – Toronto – 2021

Firefighter Operation - Toronto - 2021
Fire Recruitment Job Board Team
January 20, 2021
Toronto, Canada
Job Type
April 20, 2021
Work Hours
42 hours per week


The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process.  

Duties and Responsibilities

Emergency Duties

  • Immediately responds in a timely fashion and deals with fire, medical, rescue and other emergency and non-emergency related calls as required.
  • Performs all emergency scene duties assigned such as but not limited to, firefighting, forcible entry, search and rescue, carrying hoses, climbing ladders, hooking hoses up to hydrants, breaking through walls and ceilings, protecting those in danger due to a fire, overhaul, technical rescues, emergency medical treatment and CPR hazardous materials scene support, property conservation, environmental conservation, and secures emergency scene for the safety of the public and other Firefighters.
  • Drives/operates any apparatus/vehicles in accordance with policy and Highway Traffic Act (HTA).
  • Operates all equipment utilized by TFS such as pumps, hoses, manual ladders, mechanical ladder, generators, automobile extrication equipment, etc.
  • Conducts inspections and helps ensure an emergency scene is in compliance with fire/life safety guidelines, prior to leaving the scene.
  • After returning from emergency scene cleans, inspects, and accounts for all equipment used and returns all equipment used to a state of readiness.
  • A team player who works effectively with their crew and with other first responders, such as police and paramedics, maintaining a high standard of professionalism.

Non –Emergency Duties

  • Cleans, inspects and maintains equipment and apparatus on a daily basis.
  • Conducts full maintenance/safety check of vehicles and equipment.
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance tasks to equipment and apparatus.
  • Keeps fire station, equipment, quarters and grounds clean and orderly on a daily basis.
  • Completes all required training and retraining as assigned within the prescribed time periods indicated.
  • Participates in preplanning to familiarize themselves with immediate response area and new or unusual buildings in the station's district, and with streets and roads under construction.
  • Educates the public about fire prevention and fire safety practices.
  • Participates in Pre-Incident Fire Planning.
  • Conducts fire safety inspections.

General Responsibilities

  • Must understand and follow the Chain of Command at all times.
  • Must be in compliance with uniform SOGs well-groomed, professional and presentable to the public.
  • Must be, at all times, psychologically and physically prepared to respond to emergencies of any kind.
  • Must be able to work at heights or in a confined space as required.
  • Wears supplied safety equipment and uniforms.
  • Must be accepting of others differences and able to live and work with other firefighters in close quarters throughout shifts, where firefighters depend and trust each other to perform their duties successfully whether it be sharing routine tasks at the fire station, or providing services at an emergency scene.
  • Performs all work duties and activities in a safe and effective manner in accordance with City and TFS policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to follow direction of a senior officer.

In addition to the above duties the successful candidates are required to:

  • Continually maintain a high standard of professionalism, integrity, reliability and credibility, which are fundamental requirements for this position.
  • Function as an integral member of the City of Toronto workforce to support corporate vision and mission statements.
  • Function as an integral member of the Toronto Fire Service workforce to deliver and support Division specific vision and mission statements.
  • Function as an integral member of the Toronto Fire Service emergency response team to deliver and support Division specific goals of emergency response and preparedness.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. 18 years of age or older
  2. Legally entitled to work in Canada
  3. Must possess valid Ontario Driver’s Licence class D or higher (A, B or C) with a Z endorsement
  4. Successful completion of all stages (1-3) of the OFAI Candidate Testing Services (as verified by possession of a current and valid CTS Certificate) prior to the date of application submission. Please note that for this current posting only the following will apply:
    1. For all stages (1-3) of the OFAI CTS tests, TFS will accept tests that applicants have passed on or after January 1, 2020, regardless of whether or not it has expired.
    2. Should a successful candidate not possess any of the required OFAI CTS Certificates at the time of application, as a condition of employment, the candidate will be required to obtain a valid OFAI CTS Certificate at the candidate’s expense within a deadline as determined by TFS.
    3. First consideration for hire will be provided to those candidates who have all stages of the OFAI CTS tests passed on or after January 1, 2020.
  5. Successful completion of the NFPA 1001 Level 1 & 2 plus at minimum NFPA 472 or NFPA 1072 Operations Level  from a recognized post-secondary institution with either IFSAC or ProBoard seal prior to the date of application submission
  6. Possession of a current and valid minimum level CPR BLS/HCP Certificate or higher (e.g., EMR) issued prior to the date of application submission
  7. Possession of a current and valid minimum level Standard First Aid Certificate or higher (e.g., EMR) issued by a WSIB approved First Aid Trainer prior to the date of application submission
  8. Must work on a 24 hour shift schedule that involves working weekends and holidays, where you will work an assigned shift averaging 42 hours per week over a four week period
  9. Must be fit and able to handle the sustained, intense physical and psychological effort required to perform duties of this position
  10. Willingness and ability to work in extremely adverse and dangerous situations
  11. Mechanical aptitude
  12. Must be familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations that apply to this work
  13. Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions
  14. Oral and written communication skills
  15. Report writing ability
  16. Problem solving/analytical skills
  17. Interpersonal/Interaction skills when dealing with the public, Fire Services staff and all other levels of City personnel
  18. Ability to effectively prioritize tasks/demands, as appropriate
  19. Ability to work within a team environment
  20. Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  21. Initiative
  22. Ability to work and positively interact within a diverse work environment
  23. Community service involvement
  24. Customer service skills


  • Commitment to volunteerism and community involvement as demonstrated by experience volunteering in social/civil/community events and initiatives, non-profit organizations, counselling, crisis intervention
  • Commitment to personal and professional development and in continuing training and education through ongoing learning
  • Training and Experience operating heavy vehicles (for example: trucks, tractor trailers, buses)
  • Multilingual skills preferred

Additional Information

  • We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
  • Interview may be conducted in person or remotely.
  • All documents must be current and valid on the date of your application submission. You may receive an email to submit documentation at a later date.
  • You have one opportunity to apply per recruitment, this is indicated by the Job ID number. You can reapply when there is a new recruitment, with a new Job ID number.
  • You may not able to modify or reapply once your application has been submitted.
  • Once you have confirmed that you have met all of the posted qualifications you are welcome to submit your application. Do not apply until you have all of the required current and valid documentation for submission.
  • Before applying please review the above website carefully to ensure you understand the requirements of this opportunity.


Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address associated with their SuccessFactors profile. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.


  • Priority will be given to applicants covered by the Local 3888 collective agreement
  • Applicants are required to demonstrate in their applications/resumes that their qualifications match those specified in the job posting. Additional information submitted after the job posting closing date will not be accepted
  • For purposes of OMERS pension, this position is a Normal Retirement Age 60 position. If you are currently enrolled in OMERS under the Normal Retirement Age 65 program, your service established under the NRA 60 provisions will be reduced by one quarter unless you establish this credit in the fund by paying into OMERS the additional cost as established by the OMERS board
  • Information in preparing for City job competitions is available on the Job Opportunities website

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