FireRanger – Ontario – 2023 / 2024
FireRangers are Ontario’s forest firefighting crews working to protect the forests, people and communities.
Being a FireRanger is a rewarding but physically demanding job. Ontario FireRangers are trained and certified at the Type I crew level, the highest level.
Duties and Responsibilities
- initial attack: the action taken to halt the spreading or potential spread of a fire by the first firefighting force to arrive at the fire
- sustained attack: the continued action of suppressing a fire beyond the initial attack, until so far as it is under control
- mop-up: the act of extinguishing a fire after it has been deemed under control
As well as fighting forest fires, Ontario FireRangers participate in:
- fire prevention
- equipment maintenance
- resource management projects such as clearing brush or trees that could be a fire hazard
You are eligible if you:
- are 18 years of age or older
- speak English
You also need to successfully complete the following training:
- Canadian Physical Performance Exchange Standard for Type I Wildland Firefighters (WFX-FIT)
- SP100 Wildland Firefighter Training Course
- standard first aid (St. John’s, Red Cross or equivalent)
Note: while specific training and certification are required, successful completion does not guarantee candidates will be hired.
Individuals who are successfully hired will receive additional on-the-job training in:
- health, safety and workplace hazardous material information system (WHMIS)
- transportation of dangerous goods
- chainsaw use
- workplace discrimination and harassment prevention training (WHDP)