Probationary Firefighter – Newmarket – 2020


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Fire Recruitment Job Board Team
Published
October 15, 2019
Location
Newmarket, Canada
Category
Job Type
Closes
12/2/2019
Salary
As per Collective Agreement in effect.
Work Hours
Shiftwork

Description

The Firefighter position works as a member of a crew to provide effective response to a variety of emergencies.  The Firefighter also maintains and operates an assortment of equipment required to mitigate emergencies. The Firefighter operates under the supervision of a Fire Captain but must be able to operate with limited supervision depending on circumstances and will be assigned functions that require the Firefighter to exercise significant responsibility.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responds to fire emergencies and performs fire ground operations as part of an emergency response crew.
  • Responds to emergency rescue incidents and performs rescue operations.
  • May respond to hazardous materials incidents and performs operations to mitigate and control the incident.
  • Responds to medical emergencies and performs emergency patient care.
  • Operates and maintains fire apparatus, fire fighting and rescue equipment.
  • Performs station duties to ensure that stations are clean and support the operation of the fire department.
  • Performs public fire safety education and public education activities and participates in fire safety inspections.
  • Performs administrative duties.
  • Maintains professional competency.

Minimum Qualifications

  • NFPA 1001-Firefighter I and II certified, education and training program from an accredited institution;
  • Valid Certificates from the Ontario Fire Administration Inc. - Candidate Testing Program for Stages One, Two, and Three at the time of application; Valid Swim Test Certificate if selected for interview.
  • Availability to work shifts that may vary (days, nights, weekends, statutory holidays); ability to work extended hours when required as a result of emergency responses; ability to work 24-hour shift schedule.
  • Permitted hearing loss is no greater than 40 decibels, unaided, in either ear at 500 Hz/db, 1000 Hz/db, 2000 Hz/db and 3000 Hz/db.
  • Candidates must meet the vision requirements as outlined in Chapter Six of NFPA 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments.
  • Must possess a current Standard First Aid and CPR-C, or higher, Certificate and be current throughout the duration of the recruitment process
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Drivers License Class “D” with “Z” endorsement at the time of application
  • Must not have a criminal record unless a pardon has been granted under the Criminal Record Act of Canada
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada (must be either a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, landed immigrant)
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to understand and communicate clearly in verbal and written English
  • Must have completed a minimum of grade 12 or equivalent as approved by the Ministry of Education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Pre-service firefighter education and training program certificate
  • Additional Education
  • Firefighter experience
  • Trade apprenticeship or certification
  • Working experience
  • Medical training or experience (i.e. Paramedic, Nursing etc)
  • Other relevant specialized training, qualifications or experience
  • Demonstrated community service and/or volunteer involvement

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