Firefighter – Slave Lake – 2022

Town of Slave Lake
February 3, 2022
Slave Lake, Canada
Job Type
February 11, 2022
As per collective agreement
Work Hours
Shift Work


Under the direction of the Captain (Fulltime), the Firefighter is responsible for carrying out activities associated with the department and, ensuring safe, effective and efficient firefighting and rescue techniques and procedures are followed leading to a safe conclusion.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the Direction of the Captain (Fulltime), assist with day-to-day operations of the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service.
  • Provide fire services and emergency scene evaluation, tactics to be employed, employing resources to effectively and efficiently bring the situation to a safe conclusion; provide timely assistance and /or guidance in response to varied customer concerns.
  • Upon designation, direct/supervise personnel, apparatus, equipment and property of the Department at emergency scenes, ensuring strict compliance with standard operating guidelines of the department under the direct supervision and direction of the Truck/Company Officer, Sector Officer.
  • Post-incident general upkeep and orderliness of the fire station and the maintenance and operation of all emergency equipment and apparatus.
  • Work collaboratively with other municipal staff and in the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124 and the Town of Slave Lake, building partnerships with these municipal partners and provincial agencies to advance the interests of effective fire and rescue services for the area.
  • Promote fire prevention throughout the region through inspections, public appearances and public education programs.
  • Assist in the general upkeep and orderliness of each fire station and the maintenance and operation of all emergency equipment and apparatus.
  • Consult with supervisors regarding approval of fire service policy/direction/priorities and interpretation of Town of Slave Lake and MD of Lesser Slave River policies/procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as required or as responsibilities necessitate.
  • Health and Safety:  Must adhere to all safety standards under the Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, Town Policies and Procedures and WHMIS Guidelines.  For specific responsibilities of this position, refer to the Town’s Health and Safety Policy, Section 2 – Responsibilities for CAO, Directors, Supervisors and Workers.
  • Utilize Preventative measures to reduce wildfire threat to Albertans and their communities by supporting and working on the 7 disciplines of FireSmart, including surgical vegetation management work and hazard reduction burning. The remainder may include project work, proficiency training, or deployment to other regions while waiting for fire action.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Grade Twelve (12) or equivalent
  • NFPA 1001 Level 1 and 2 Firefighter
  • NFPA 1072 Operations
  • 80-hour medical course (EMR, AFA, MFR)
  • Must hold an Alberta Class 5 driver’s license, or equivalent with Q endorsement and provide a drivers abstract
  • ICS 100

Preferred Qualifications

  • NFPA 1002 driver/aerial operator/ pump operator
  • Alberta Class 3 & 4 driver’s license, or equivalent
  • S115/S215 (Wildland Urban Interface Basic/Or Advanced)
  • NFPA 1006 in area of these areas, Water/Rope/Confined Space Technician
  • NFPA 1072 Technician
  • Primary Care Paramedic (ACP registered)
  • NFPA 1041 level 1
  • ICS 200

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