Firefighter – Winnipeg – 2021

Fire Recruitment Job Board Team
February 10, 2021
Winnipeg, Canada
Job Type
March 5, 2021
$58,759.24 annually
Work Hours
48 Hours Per Week


The Firefighter is diversely skilled and a key component of an integrated fire and emergency medical response system.

Under the supervision as determined by the department’s hierarchal structure, the Firefighter is primarily responsible for protecting the public from the dangers of fire (structural and wildland) by controlling and putting out fires. They are also responsible for responding to other emergency situations including responding to medical calls, water rescue, vehicle rescue, technical rescue, and other rescue incidents. Firefighters also respond to non-emergent calls such as assisting with patient lifts, or check well-being.

The position of Firefighter is also responsible for providing medical services to the citizens of Winnipeg in accordance with approved provincial standards and established protocol, as determined by the department’s hierarchal structure and the Medical Director’s designated scope of practice. In all emergency situations, Firefighters are responsible for pre-hospital care of injured persons (emergency paramedical services), maintaining/operating equipment, and completing all essential tasks in each emergency service job. Firefighters are responsible for operating a wide variety of equipment and tools, both manual and power.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Respond to emergent calls and is required to complete the following job duties as assigned or required within each shift.
    • Attend to assigned calls immediately when dispatched.
    • Monitor radio and pager for further information.
    • Proceed to the scene in a safe and controlled manner in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act.
    • Provide paramedical support at emergency scenes.
    • Assume incident command when required as per department guidelines.
  2. Respond to emergent calls and is required to complete the following job duties as assigned or required within each shift.
    • Manage fire rescues by controlling and extinguishing fires, protecting life and property connected to the rescue, and maintaining all necessary equipment.
    • Responsible for medical tasks and delegating tasks to other firefighters in accordance with their scope of practice.
    • Extricate victims from vehicles using extrication equipment.
    • Assist community during natural disasters such as floods and tornados.
    • Provide services involving all surface water rescue operations within the City of Winnipeg.  Provide support on these calls until specialized units arrive on the scene.
    • Respond to calls involving spills, accidents, disasters, criminal activities, and terrorist acts.  Provide support on these calls until specialized units arrive on the scene.
    • Provide rescue services as assigned or required such as specialty rescues including technical or high rescue.
  3. Respond to emergent calls.
    • Required to investigate non-emergent calls such as assisting with patient lifts, or check well-being of patient.
  4. Complete and submit required reports and documentation in accordance with Departmental Standards and PHIA.
    • Responsible for completing EMS reports as required on the scene.
  5. Carry out routine duties including the maintenance of equipment, vehicles, and station.
    • Ensure all apparatus and equipment is in operating condition at the start of each shift and after each use.
    • Complete station duties and maintenance as assigned (i.e. cleaning bathroom, sweeping and mopping floors, washing walls, snow shoveling, lawn mowing, etc.).
    • Greet visitors, answer phones and taking run sheets.
  6. Maintain personal and professional skills and abilities to perform to expected standards.
    • Participate in Department initiated Quality Improvement programs.
    • Participate in regular skill-building sessions and training programs by attending lectures, exercises, practice drill sessions, and other forms of training.
    • Maintain all required job-related licenses and competencies.
    • Maintain a physical fitness level to perform job requirements.
    • Adhering to department protocols, and using available opportunities to update and improve job-related knowledge, abilities, and skills.
  7. Participate in public education, emergency preparedness, and fire and life safety programs.
    • Promote and participate in customer and community service programs endorsed by the department.
    • Attend at public events and deliver public education and awareness programs.
    • Perform community risk assessments and participate in developing response plans.
    • Conduct building and property inspections as assigned.
    • Establish and maintain the confidence of members of the public.
    • To act as an integral part of both an emergency response and community safety team by working with and within the community.
    • To prevent emergencies occurring, minimize their impact when they do and intervene effectively when required, to the benefit of that community and within a safe working environment.
  8. Dependent on level of training and skill incumbents may participate in specialty programs such as:  Hazardous Materials, Technical Rescue, Water and Ice Rescue, Vehicle Rescue, etc.
  9. Perform any other duties consistent with the classification, as required.
  10. Provide support, coaching or consoling, mentoring to fellow workers.
  11. Perform other related duties consistent with the classification, as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Grade 12 High School Diploma according to Canadian Provincial Standards, GED or equivalent.  Applicants who were educated outside of Canada must have their academic credentials assessed in order to determine and submit a Canadian Grade 12 equivalent.  For more information, please visit
  2. Canadian recognized Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Program or equivalent (minimum).  Consideration may also be given to applicants currently registered in an EMR Program.  Preference will be given to applicants who have acquired a Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) Program Certificate (minimum) accredited by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) (prior to February 2018) or Accreditation Canada (after February 2018).  Firefighter Paramedics and Primary Care Paramedics will be given hiring priority.
  3. Heart and Stroke CPR Certification – Basic Life Support Level.
  4. IFSAC or Pro Board Accredited NFPA 1001 – Fire Fighting Practices Level I and II Program (photocopy of certificates and transcript of marks).  Consideration may also be given to applicants currently registered in the program.
  5. IFSAC or Pro Board Accredited NFPA 472 – Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations (photocopy of certificates).  Consideration may also be given to applicants currently registered in the program.
  6. IFSAC or Pro Board Accredited Certificates (preferred) (photocopy of certificates). Consideration may also be given to applicants currently registered in the program.
    • Incident Command System 100
    • NFPA 1002 – Standard for Apparatus Driver / Operator Professional Qualifications (include Pump Operations, Emergency Vehicle Driving Skills, and Fire Service Hydraulics)
    • NFPA 1006 – Surface Water Rescue Technician
    • NFPA 1035 – Fire and Life Safety Educator Level I
    • NFPA 1031 – Fire Inspector Level I
    • Rescue Practices
    • Vehicle Extrication
  7. Ability to provide care in an empathetic, respectful, and professional manner.
  8. Superior verbal communication skills.
  9. Excellent written communication skills.
  10. Computer related experience (including word processing, e-mail and spreadsheet programs).
  11. Ability to carry out firefighting and fire prevention duties, respond to a wide variety of calls (i.e. emergency medical calls, motor vehicle collisions) and to assist the public with emergency-related incidents.
  12. Ability to follow instructions, protocols, and completes tasks.
  13. Ability to efficiently organize and prioritize time, decisions, and resources.
  14. Ability to apply complex emergency protocols under stressful and chaotic emergency situations.
  15. Ability to perform professionally and make critical decisions in a timely manner, under stressful and chaotic emergency situations.
  16. Superior interpersonal skills in dealings with clients, co-workers, supervisors, and other agencies and professionals (i.e. Police and other health care professionals).
  17. General knowledge of workplace safety and health standards guidelines and procedures.
  18. Ability to assess an emergency, exercise judgment and perform required tasks under stressful conditions in accordance with skills and training.
  19. Ability to safely drive and operate highly-specialized vehicles and equipment as per Service standards.
  20. Ability to complete assigned duties in accordance with all applicable safety protocols and standards.
  21. Knowledge and ability to apply conditions of FIPPA and PHIA.
  22. Ability to acquire within three (3) months working knowledge of the City and the WFPS’s:
    • Respectful Workplace Administrative Standard.
    • Employee Code of Conduct.
    • Standards, directives, guidelines, protocols, policies, procedures, and practices relevant to this position’s responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work or volunteer experience related to Paramedicine or Fire or health field.
  • A post-secondary degree or diploma and/or classes in a related field.
  • Fluency in both official languages (French and English) or a second language.
  • Other Fire and EMS related certificates.

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