Probationary Firefighter – Newmarket – 2021
The Town of Newmarket is committed to taking every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of the health and safety of workers from the hazard of COVID-19. Effective November 1, 2021, the Town of Newmarket, as a condition of employment, will be requiring all employees, students, and volunteers to be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada or World Health Organization approved COVID-19 vaccine series, unless legally entitled to accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights code. Reference Vaccination Policy.
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.
- 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
- Ontario Fire-Service Fire Fighter education and training program certificate
- Additional Education
- Fire Fighter Experience
- Trade apprenticeship or certification
- Working experience
- Additional Medical training or experience (i.e. paramedic, nursing)
- Other relevant training, qualifications or experience
- Demonstrated community service and/or volunteer involvement