Firefighter Operation – Toronto – 2022
Please read the important notes on the job posting before submitting an application:
- 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 be able to modify or reapply once your application has been submitted.
- Do not apply until you have minimum qualifications #3 (Driver's Licence), #5 (NFPA), #6 (CPR) & #7 (First Aid).
- During the application, under "My Documents" / "Supporting Documents" section, you are required to upload minimum qualifications #3 (Driver's Licence), #5 (NFPA), #6 (CPR) & #7 (First Aid) in one PDF file saved as "Documents Last Name, First Name." Please note that the document cannot exceed the minimum file size limit of 5,000 kilobytes. Failing to do so may disqualify you at the screening (document review) stage. You may receive an email to submit your #4 (OFAI CTS) documentation at a later date.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Major Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Apparatus Captain, the responsibilities for this position include the following:
- 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.
- Must understand and follow the Chain of Command at all times.
- Must be in compliance with uniform SOGs including being 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.
- 18 years of age or older
- Legally entitled to work in Canada
- Must possess valid Ontario Driver’s Licence class D or higher (A, B or C) with a Z endorsement
- 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.
- Successful completion of NFPA 1001 Level 1 & 2 prior to the date of application submission. The above NFPA 1001 Level 1 & 2 training must be secured from a post-secondary institution (with either IFSAC or ProBoard seal) that is accredited to provide the above training to others as recognized by the Office of the Fire Marshall (OFM), Ontario, Canada. Candidates are strongly advised to confirm that the post-secondary institution they wish to attend to secure the above NPFA 1001 training is recognized by the OFM as accredited to provide such training. If the institution you are attending is not recognized by the OFM to provide the above training to others, neither will it be recognized by Toronto Fire Services (TFS), in which case your application will not be considered for this posting.
- 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
- Possession of a current and valid minimum level Standard First Aid Certificate, issued by a WSIB approved First Aid Trainer prior to the date of application submission
- 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
- Must be fit and able to handle the sustained, intense physical and psychological effort required to perform duties of this position
- Willingness and ability to work in extremely adverse and dangerous situations
- Mechanical aptitude
- Must be familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations that apply to this work
- Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions
- Oral and written communication skills
- Report writing ability
- Problem solving/analytical skills
- Interpersonal/Interaction skills when dealing with the public, Fire Services staff and all other levels of City personnel
- Ability to effectively prioritize tasks/demands, as appropriate
- Ability to work within a team environment
- Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
- Ability to work and positively interact within a diverse work environment
- Community service involvement
- 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)
- Demonstrated experience dealing with diverse communities
- Demonstrated commitment to a healthy lifestyle
- Multilingual skills preferred