Probationary Firefighter – Saskatoon – 2018
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Please read the following information carefully before submitting an application for a Firefighter position.
Applications are only accepted for positions that are posted; the next expected Firefighter recruit class will have a start date of approximately April, 2019.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Mitigates emergencies involving fires.
- Responds to pre-hospital emergency medical incidents, dangerous goods incidents and emergency rescues.
- Performs fire prevention and inspection duties within an assigned area.
- Maintains apparatus.
- Participates in the required training.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Possession of a graduate certificate in public fire protection from a program accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and/or ProBoard, with the following minimum certifications:
NFPA 1001 Fire Fighting Practices Level I (IFSAC/Pro Board accredited)
NFPA 1001 Fire Fighting Practices Level II (IFSAC/Pro Board accredited)
NFPA 1002 Apparatus Driver / Operator (IFSAC/Pro Board accredited)
NFPA 1006 Technical Rescue Practices (IFSAC/Pro Board accredited)
NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level I (IFSAC certified, preferred)
NFPA 1035 Public Fire and Life Safety Educator OR NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor Level I (IFSAC/Pro Board accredited)
NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials (Awareness and Operations Levels) (IFSAC/Pro Board accredited)
- Listed as a practicing unrestricted Primary Care Paramedic (2011 National Occupational Competency Profile) on the current members roster of the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics.
- Successful completion of the Saskatoon Fire Department Physical Abilities Test (SFD PAT), upon offer of employment.
- Must meet the current National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard 1582 for vision at the time of application. Successful applicants will be required to supply an optometrist’s report.
- No more than 30-decibel hearing loss in either ear, average at 500, 1000, and 2000 C.P.S.
- Possession of a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver’s Licence or equivalent.
- Current driver’s abstract from the driver’s licensing authority or home province demonstrating a safe driving record. Successful applicants from another province will be required to produce a valid Saskatchewan Driver’s Licence within 90 days of commencing employment with the department.
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