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Fire Recruitment Job Board Team
September 1, 2019
Richmond Hill, Canada
Job Type
September 27, 2019
Work Hours


Richmond Hill Fire and Emergency Services is currently hiring for the position of Firefighter - Probationer. The application deadline is Friday, September 27.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Be legally eligible to work in Canada;
  • Have a Grade 12 OSSD/OSSGD education diploma, or Ontario approved equivalent;
  • Possess Pre-Service Firefighter education from an accredited community college, or NFPA 1001 Firefighter I and II certifications or grandfathering equivalent, or experience as a career or volunteer firefighter;
  • Provide proof of valid First Aid, CPR and Defib certification from a recognized provider;
  • Possess a valid unrestricted Ontario DZ Driver’s License;
  • Possess a satisfactory Ontario DZ Driver’s License Abstract, valid within 3 months;
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in English (verbally and written);
  • Possess superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively as a member of an effective and professional team;
  • Possess the ability and willingness to follow instructions promptly and efficiently;
  • Have a strong work ethic and desire to serve the community;
  • Demonstrate the City's corporate values of Care, Collaboration, Courage and Service.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of Primary Care Paramedic Program, or equivalent;
  • Recognized Emergency Medical Services training/education and/or work experience;
  • Completion of a post-secondary education degree or diploma in a related field;
  • Completion of a recognized trade certification;
  • Service in a paramilitary organization;
  • Recognized training in: hazardous materials, confined space, ice/water, rope, and trench rescue;
  • Considerable volunteer or full time firefighter work experience.

Additional Information

All applicants must apply online using the City of Richmond Hill’s online applicant tracking system. Any submission in any other form will not be accepted.

Please complete your applications as follows:

  • Scan all documents in black and white into one pdf file including your cover letter, resume and only the required qualifications as listed on the job posting.

Documents that must be submitted:

1. Proof of Grade 12 OSSD/OSSGD or equivalent education

2. Proof of a Valid Class D License with Z endorsement and a current Driver’s Abstract

3. Proof of current First-Aid, CPR and Defib Certification

Please note that your file must be less than 5 MB to be accepted.

There is no fee to apply online however; the fees for the required testing, which includes fitness, aptitude, practical and medical are at the expense of the applicant and paid at the time of the aptitude test. Candidates who attend the aptitude test but do not advance to stage 3, will not be refunded any portion of their initial fee.

The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.

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