Probationary Firefighter – Stratford – 2019

Probationary Firefighter - Stratford - 2019
Fire Recruitment Job Board Team
June 7, 2019
Stratford, Canada
Job Type
Friday June 28, 2019 at 4:30pm
$59,210.92 - $98,684.87 (2018 rates)
Work Hours


Thank you for your interest in working for the City of Stratford.  We strive to attract, hire and retain the very best candidates to help us maintain high levels of service for our citizens.  We currently have approximately 300 permanent full time and part time employees.  Our organization provides employees with competitive benefits and compensation, a safe and healthy work environment allowing for work/life balance, the opportunity to work with various departments to provide the best services for our community, and to work within an organization that is fun and supportive.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Be 18 years of age or older;
  2. Be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  3. Possess an Ontario High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent;
  4. Must have valid OFAI certificates for stages 1, 2 and For more information please visit (All costs associated with the OFAI are the responsibility of the applicant.)
  5. Be National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Fire Fighter I and II certified from an accredited program from a recognized institution, accredited by the International Fire Services Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Pro Board (must be complete with seals);
  6. Possess a valid DZ Driver’s Licence;
  7. Must be able to meet screening requirements including but not limited to a Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check;
  8. Proof of immunization of Red Measles, Mumps, Rubella (German Measles); Tetanus/Diphtheria (within the last 10-12 years); and Hepatitis B;
  9. Have 20/30 or better unaided and uncorrected visual acuity in each eye, and no significate abnormalities in colour vision;
  10. Possess a valid and current (within 3 years) standard first aid certificate and a valid ‘basic rescuer’ Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate (Level C) or Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification would be an asset;
  11. Possess superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively as a member of an effective and professional team;
  12. Have a strong desire to serve the community, a strong work ethic, a strong sense of loyalty and duty, and the ability and willingness to follow instructions promptly and

Preferred Qualifications

  1. University Degree, College Diploma, and/or Trade Certification recognized by the Ontario College of Trades in any discipline;
  2. Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder;
  3. Previous civilian or military experience in fire suppression, construction, trades mechanical, emergency medical, large vehicle operation, fire prevention;
  4. First aid, CPR, and/or AED – certification at the instructor level;
  5. Community Service Involvement;
  6. Administrative and computer skills.

Additional Information

  • Please submit your resume and supporting documentation as one pdf file For ease of review, please list qualifications in the following order;
    • Formal Education
    • OFAI certificates (stage 1, 2 and 3)
    • Work Experience
    • Professional Qualifications (Licences, certifications, )
    • Community Involvement
  • Please submit your application electronically, quoting job posting #60-2018 in the subject line by Friday June 28, 2019 at 4:30pm to [email protected].
  • Please submit one complete application
  • While we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for an interview will be


Accommodations are available for people with disabilities for all aspects of the recruitment process. Applicants should make their needs known in advance.

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