Firefighter Recruit – GTAA – 2021

Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Published
October 19, 2021
Location
Mississauga, Canada
Category
Job Type
Closes
Unknown
Salary
$73,596.78
Work Hours
42 hours

Description

Toronto Pearson is Canada’s leading global hub airport. The impacts of the pandemic have been significant to our industry, yet we remain Pearson Strong and are realizing the opportunity to accelerate our Healthy Airport commitment. Join us on our accelerated journey in creating the airport of the future in a smart, healthy and profitable way.

A career as a GTAA firefighter is both challenging and rewarding. Working under the general direction of the Fire Chief and supported by a dynamic leadership team, firefighters are located in one of three fire stations that provide emergency response at Toronto Pearson International Airport. On average, firefighters respond to approximately 5800 emergency incidents annually. All firefighters at the GTAA are members of the Pearson Airport Professional Firefighters' Association, Local 4382, International Association of Firefighters (IAFF).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Fighting fires and responding to medical emergencies and technical rescues (ropes, confined spaces, motor vehicle collisions) within Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • Performing fire ground and rescue operations for structural and aircraft emergencies
  • Educating the public about fire prevention and fire safety practices
  • Responding to hazardous materials emergencies
  • Conducting inspections
  • Maintaining firefighting apparatus, equipment and fire stations
  • Working and contributing as part of a larger Fire and Emergency Services team
  • Performing Pre-Incident Planning
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with all required doses of a vaccine approved by Health Canada. The GTAA will provide reasonable accommodation to individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to disability or any other ground protected by the Canadian Human Rights Act.
  • Pre-Requisite Firefighter Training verification of one of the following components:
    • OFM/OAFC Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Program Certificate or approved equivalent (NFPA-1001, IFSAC, Pro-Board, IFE); or
    • Ontario Firefighter Certification with firefighting experience; or
    • Previous experience as a full-time certified firefighter
  • Possess a valid Ontario unrestricted Class D driver's license with Z air brake endorsement
  • A minimum of a Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12 or academic equivalent)
  • Possess an Emergency Medical Responder and Level C CPR certificate
  • Valid CTS certificate which must be valid upon the closing of the competition
  • Must meet the security level designated for the position

Additional Information

  • Demonstrate a high standard of professionalism and ability to solve complex problems
  • Demonstrate leadership; work collaboratively as part of a dynamic teamwork
  • Communicate effectively both writing and verbally; have a high attention to detail
  • Ability to understand and communicate clearly in English under stressful conditions
  • Ability to work a 24-hour shift (weekdays, weekends and statutory holidays)
  • Proficient in computer applications such as Microsoft Word and Outlook and basic skills in Excel
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, customer focus and organizational/time management skills
  • Be physically fit to handle the sustained, intense, physical effort required to perform their duties
  • Demonstrates integrity, character, positivity, is team oriented, genuine and considerate