Firefighter – Saskatoon – 2020
The intended audience for the current employment opportunities includes both internal employees and members of the general public. There is an obligation under the provisions of the collective bargaining agreements to consider all internal candidates prior to considering members of the general public.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Mitigates emergencies involving fires.
- Responds to pre-hospital emergency medical incidents, dangerous goods incidents and emergency rescues.
- Performs fire prevention and inspection duties within an assigned area.
- Maintains apparatus.
- Participates in the required training.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Possession of a graduate certificate in public fire protection from a program accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and/or ProBoard, with the following minimum certifications:
- NFPA 1001 Fire Fighting Practices Level I (IFSAC/Pro Board accredited)
- NFPA 1001 Fire Fighting Practices Level II (IFSAC/Pro Board accredited)
- NFPA 1002 Apparatus Driver / Operator (IFSAC/Pro Board accredited)
- NFPA 1006 Technical Rescue Practices (IFSAC/Pro Board accredited)
- NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level I (IFSAC certified), preferred
- NFPA 1035 Public Fire and Life Safety Educator OR NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor Level I (IFSAC/Pro Board accredited)
- NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials (Awareness and Operations Levels) (IFSAC/Pro Board accredited)
- Certified as either a Medical First Responder or Certified Emergency Medical Responder.
- Listed as a practicing unrestricted Primary Care Paramedic (2011 National Occupational Competency Profile) on the current members roster of the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics (preferred).
- Current International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) BASIC certificate.
- Successful completion of the Saskatoon Fire Department Physical Abilities Test (SFD PAT)
- Must meet the current National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard 1582 for vision at the time of application. Successful applicants will be required to supply an optometrist’s report.
- No more than 30-decibel hearing loss in either ear, average at 500, 1000, and 2000 C.P.S.
- Possession of a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver’s Licence or equivalent.
- Current driver’s abstract from the driver’s licensing authority or home province demonstrating a safe driving record. Successful applicants from another province will be required to produce a valid Saskatchewan Driver’s Licence within 90 days of commencing employment with the department.