FireRanger – Ontario – 2023 / 2024

NewJobIcon FireRanger - Ontario - 2023 / 2024
Governments of Ontario
November 4, 2023
Ontario, Canada
Job Type
April 15, 2024
As per collective agreement
Work Hours


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
  • training
  • resource management projects such as clearing brush or trees that could be a fire hazard

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Additional Information

Effective as of the 2023 fire season, new FireRanger recruits hired with the ministry may be eligible for reimbursement of the SP-100 course tuition cost.

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)

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