Ottawa International Airport Authority (ON) – Airport Firefighter – 2024

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Ottawa International Airport Authority
April 17, 2024
Ottawa, Ontario
Job Type
May 8, 2024
May 8, 2024
Work Hours
Shift Work


The Ottawa International Airport Authority is accepting applications for a Airport Fire Fighter  position.

Reporting to the Captain, the successful candidate will be a member of the OIAA’s Airport Fire Services team, which operates in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responds to emergency situations according to the regulatory requirements of the CARs;
  • Participates in the development of tactical operations at all emergency situations;
  • Participates in operations as required by the Fire Captain;
  • Displays teamwork and a desire for learning and advancement;
  • Plays an active role in the preservation of life, property, and environment;
  • Prevents, extinguishes and protects exposures from fire loss;
  • Administers advanced first aid and CPR/defibrillation;
  • Participates in fire suppressions operations;
  • Participates in salvage and overhaul operations after a fire has been extinguished;
  • Participates in the research on technological change and evaluates programs and procedures relating to operations and equipment; and
  • Participates in airport community education and public relations as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Be able to participate in and successfully complete an Airport Fire Fighter qualifying program, NFPA 1003 Standard.
  • Have excellent analytical and situational awareness skills accompanied by a good sense of judgment.
  • Be conscientious and dependable, must be able to work within a team environment, positively interact with a diverse work environment and be willing to perform any task assigned.
  • Be able to take initiative and able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Have customer service skills to assist all members of the public.
  • Successfully complete a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) or have documented proof of successfully completed a CPAT, or equivalent (military firefighter annual test), within the last twelve (12) months.
  • Be in possession of an Ontario Provincial Driver’s Licence Class DZ or Class 3, or the equivalent from another province, along with a driver’s abstract (issued within the last month).
  • Provide a copy of International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or ProBoard certificates at time of application.

These abilities, combined with a professional and positive attitude, will ensure success in building positive working relationships in a team environment.

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Obtained their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12) or academic equivalent diploma (document required);
  • Successful completion of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Level 1 & 2;
  • Qualified to NFPA 1072 (472) Operations level;
  • Valid Standard First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) level Health Care Providers (HCP) / Basic Life Support (BLS) certificates  (supporting documentation required);
  • Commitment to personal and professional development and in continuing training and education through ongoing learning;
  • Demonstrated initiative, autonomy, positive attitude and a sense of responsibility;
  • Demonstrated mental alertness and mechanical aptitude;
  • Must be fit and able to handle the physical, emotional, and mental effort required to perform duties of this position;
  • Computer and technology skills to report completion and development, training, as well as technology use during emergencies; and
  • Effective communication skills (written, reading and verbal) in English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Qualified to NFPA 1003;
  • Qualified to NFPA 1002;
  • Qualified to NFPA 1041;
  • Qualified to NFPA 1021Level 1;
  • Emergency Medical Responder certification;
  • Other relevant specialized training, qualifications, or experience;
  • Demonstrated community service and/or volunteer involvement;
  • Current annual live fire certification as per the regulatory requirements of the CARs; and
  • Bilingualism (English and French).

Additional Information


$109,279 per year in accordance with the current Collective Agreement (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025 rates).

Note: New recruits shall be remunerated as follows:

i) 70% for the first six (6) months;
ii) 80% for the next six (6) months;
iii) 90% for the following twelve (12) months

Job requirements

  • Provide a driver’s abstract (issued within the last month)
  • Successfully obtain:
    • A security clearance check for an Airport Restricted Area Identity Card (RAIC);
    • Airport’s Airside Vehicle Operator Permit (AVOP – D) within 90 days of hire.
    • Restricted Radio Operator’s Certificate within 90 days of hire.

To explore this opportunity, please send your resume to by May 8, 2024.

The OIAA is committed to the principles of Employment Equity and to achieving a workforce that is representative of the diversity of the Canadian population. We strongly encourage candidates to self-identify if they are Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, or members of visible minorities.

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