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Fire Recruitment Job Board Team
October 7, 2018
Owen Sound, Canada
Job Type
October 22, 2018
Work Hours


The Owen Sound Fire and Emergency Services Department is currently recruiting candidates for a full-time Firefighter Candidate Pool. Successful applicants from the candidate pool will join a team of professionals responsible for combating and extinguishing fires, prevention of fires, protection of person and properties, emergency medical response, and carrying out water/ice rescue operations.

Minimum Qualifications

To be eligible for consideration you must:

  • Have reached 18 years of age and be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Be able to understand and communicate clearly (orally and written) in English.
  • Have uncorrected 20/30 vision in each eye, satisfactory peripheral and colour vision, and hearing (without artificial aids) that meet the standards for safe firefighting
  • Have received a secondary school graduation certificate or equivalent
  • Proof of certification or grandfathering of NFPA 1001 Level 1 & 2
  • Hold and maintain a valid, unrestricted Ontario Driver’s Licence Class “D” with a “Z” endorsement (or out of province) or equivalent and a clean drivers abstract.
  • Hold a valid Standard First Aid and CPR “C” Level (Basic Rescuer) certificates.
  • Be able to handle intense and sustained physical effort necessary to safely perform firefighting duties
  • Have no criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
  • Be able to respond to fire calls within a reasonable amount of time.
  • Must successfully complete and be in possession of valid Candidate Testing Services Certificates from Ontario Fire Administration, all three(3) stages, prior to job offer.

Additional Information

Application Submission Requirements:

  • 1. Cover Letter and Resume in the format listed below
  • 2. Valid copies of certificates and licenses
  • 3. Copies of CTS certificates, if currently certified.

1. Resume Format Candidates are asked to submit a resume in the format outlined below:

A. A cover letter with your Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address and explanation of why you would like to work for the Owen Sound Fire & Emergency Services.

B. A resume with your Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address and the following headings and corresponding information in list form below each heading: Education, Firefighting Experience, Employment Experience, Certificates & Licences (listing all required certificates and licences outlined above with expiration dates if applicable, including driver’s license and all other related certificates). Additional information that does not fit into the above noted categories that may be relevant to the position can be added.

C. Fonts on cover letter and resume shall be 12pt.


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