Firefighter – Ottawa – 2022
As an integral member of the Ottawa Fire Services’ (OFS) emergency response team, Firefighters provide emergency response services in order to protect the lives, property and environment for the citizens of and visitors to the City of Ottawa.
Duties and Responsibilities
Immediately, responds and performs all emergency scene duties, such as, but not limited to: firefighting, forcible entry, search and rescue, emergency medical aid and CPR, vehicle extrication, technical rescue operations, hazardous materials operations, and securing the emergency scene for the safety of the public and members of OFS.
Functions/operates under a command structure as an effective and supportive team member at all emergencies from small scale incidents to large scale disasters. Operates at height, in confined spaces, and in uncontrolled environments, including those that are immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH).
Drives/operates any apparatus/vehicles in accordance with policy and Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and operates and uses all Ottawa Fire Services equipment, such as pumps, hoses, ground ladders, aerial apparatus platforms & ladders, generators, vehicle and equipment extrication tools, etc. Completes in-station duties and tasks, including: cleaning, inspections, testing & documentation of all inventory and equipment used, returns all equipment used to a state of readiness, as well as, regular maintenance of City of Ottawa property and grounds.
On a daily basis, cleans, inspects, maintains and performs safety checks on equipment and apparatus while maintaining a clean and orderly fire station. Completes all required training and retraining as assigned within the allotted timeframe. Participates in Pre-Incident Planning in order to be familiar with the immediate response area risks as well as new or unique building challenges, transportation route familiarity and obstacles such as those routes that are under construction. Educates the public about fire prevention and fire safety practices by participating in Public Education, and Fire Prevention activities as well as conducting Community Fire Safety programs, as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Successful completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma OSSD (Grade 12) or academic equivalent diploma.
Previous fire service or related sectors work experience would be an asset.
Skills and abilities acquired though related work such as trades, other emergency services, relevant training and educational programs would also be considered an asset.
CERTIFICATES & LICENSES
Successful completion of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Level 1 & 2 and NFPA 1072 or 472 Operations level (proof of International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Pro Board seal). A Letter of Compliance with NFPA Standards from the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office (Grandfathering) will be accepted in lieu of Seals.
Successful completion of the OFAI Stage 1 Firefighter Aptitude and Character Test only (as verified by possession of a current and valid CTS Certificate).
Possession of a current and valid:
Red Cross First Responder BLS certificate; or,
Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder BLS certifications; or,
Are a current Ottawa Fire Service Volunteer Firefighter.
- The geography of the City of Ottawa and surrounding areas (or the ability to quickly
- learn this information), including street systems, hydrant locations, layout and location
- of public utilities and potentially hazardous materials or substances
- Legislation, policies, regulations, guidelines and operational procedures relevant to
- the operational area
- Equipment operation specific to specialty area.
- Computer applications, including MS Office.
- Should be familiar with all applicable Health and Safety legislation.
- Basic mathematics and science skills
- Knowledge of tools and their practical use
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Language Requirement: English oral, reading, writing required. (Proof of competency may be required)
- Police Record Check: The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check with the Police Services detachment in their jurisdiction to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.
- Driver’s License Requirement: A valid Ontario unrestricted "D" class driver’s license with a "Z" air brake endorsement (or provincial equivalent) with no more than three (3) demerit points accumulated.
- Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
- Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.