Firefighter – Vaughan – 2021

The City of Vaughan
October 1, 2021
Vaughan, Canada
Job Type
October 21, 2021
$56,763.00 - $103,205.00/Year
Work Hours
42 hours / week


Vaughan is a city on the move. With a downtown core rising from the ground – the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre containing a bustling subway, a state-of-the-art hospital that opened its doors in 2021 – the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, exciting projects that are transforming the community. Be a part of something amazing and build your career at the City of Vaughan.

The City of Vaughan is an equal opportunity employer serving one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Canada, we are an organization committed to diversity and inclusivity, providing a thriving work environment, excellent benefits, learning and growth opportunities and a place where collaboration and teamwork are fostered. As one of the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2021, we continuously employ workplace best-practices – and they’re getting noticed! Excellence demands brilliant personalities, visionary thinking and a passion for public service. Vaughan is your place to grow.

Duties and Responsibilities

When it comes to rewarding careers, firefighting is in a league of its own. It offers challenging work, professional excitement, continuous learning and room for advancement. Above all, it offers the unique opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives. Indeed, save lives!

If you’re looking for a career that has it all, let the City of Vaughan and Fire and Rescue Service be your employer of choice! Upon successful completion of training, you will work under the supervision of Company Officers to perform all manner of operations tasks, including, but not limited to: firefighting, performing rescue work, administering first aid, conducting public education programs and inspecting buildings for fire hazards. You will operate as well as maintain firefighting apparatus and equipment, including fire stations.

Minimum Qualifications

• Possess valid Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Service certificates, including Stage One, Stage Two and Stage Three. Certificates must be completed and valid at time of application and job offer. Please visit for more information.
• You must be legally entitled to work in Canada
• Able to understand, and communicate clearly in oral and written English
• Completion of a minimum of Grade 12 (or equivalent as approved by the Ministry of Education)
• NFPA 1001 Level I & II (IFSAC or Pro Board seal, grandfathering)
• NFPA 472 or NFPA 1072 (Awareness and Operations)
• Pre-fire service college diploma
• Be available to work on a 24 hour shift schedule that involves working any day of the week, including weekends and holidays, to fulfill shift requirements
• Possess and maintain a valid unrestricted Ontario DZ driver’s licence with air brake endorsement. Selected candidates will be required to provide and a current satisfactory driver’s abstract pre-employment. Recent changes in driver’s licence or demerit point status and changes in other stated qualifications must be disclosed at time of job offer and before the start of employment.
• Current clear Criminal Record Search, Vulnerable Sector Screening from an accredited Police Service
• Standard First aid certificate, level ‘C’ CPR
• Select candidates will be required to participate in skill testing session prior to offer.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who are currently an active:
• Career firefighter or part time (volunteer) firefighter

Considered an asset:
• Trade apprenticeship or certification recognized by an accredited College of Trade in any discipline
• Medical training or experience (i.e. paramedic, nursing etc.)
• Other relevant specialized training, qualifications or experience
• Demonstrated consistent community service and/or volunteer involvement

Additional Information

You will be required to download copies of all the following as one document when you apply:
• Resume
• Valid Ontario Fire Administration Inc. Candidate Testing Services certificates for Stage One, Stage Two and Stage Three
• NFPA 1001 Level 1 & 2 (IFSAC or Pro Board seal, or proof of grandfathering)
• Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C Certificate
• Pre-offer, as part of a verification process, selected candidates will be required to provide proof of/original documentation (education/certifications/training/qualifications etc) outlined on resume, current Vulnerable Sector Check, Current driver’s abstract etc. Candidates responsible for providing documentation obtained/requested, at own expense.
Failure to provide proof and supporting documentation will automatically disqualify candidates from the recruitment process.

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