Firefighter Recruit – GTAA (ON) – 2023

NewJobIcon Firefighter Recruit - GTAA (ON) - 2023
Greater Toronto Airports Authority
August 21, 2023
Toronto, Canada
Job Type
As Per Collective Agreement
Work Hours
Shift Work


A career as a GTAA firefighter is both complicated 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)
  • 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 supporting as a member of the larger Fire and Emergency Services team
  • Performing Pre-Incident Planning
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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 for Stages 1, 2 and 3, which must be valid upon the closing of the competition and at time of offer
  • Minimum of 18 years of age or older at time of application
  • Must meet the security level designated for the position

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrate a high standard of professionalism and ability to solve complex problems
  • Demonstrate leadership; work collectively as a member of dynamic team
  • 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 approach and organizational/time management skills
  • Be physically fit to handle the sustained, driven, physical effort required to perform their duties
  • Demonstrates integrity, character, positivity, is team oriented, genuine and considerate

Additional Information

The GTAA is a federally-regulated private sector corporation. The Government of Canada has suspended mandatory vaccination requirement for federally regulated transportation sector workers. The GTAA continues to monitor government and health developments relating to COVID -19 and may re-introduce the Vaccination and proof of Vaccination requirements in the Policy at any time.

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