Probationary Firefighter – Whitby – 2019

Probationary Firefighter - Whitby - 2019
Fire Recruitment Job Board Team
April 25, 2019
Whitby, Canada
Job Type
May 12, 2019
Work Hours
Rotating shifts; currently a 24 hour shift system which includes weekends and holidays


Whitby combines a small town atmosphere with the sophistication and amenities of a larger urban centre. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, Whitby boasts two beautiful heritage downtowns, one of the finest recreational harbours with two marinas, year round sports and recreation activities, parks, trails, beaches and a robust arts and culture scene, all of which are part of the extraordinary amenities that Whitby residents enjoy every day. With a population projected to grow to 200,000 people within the next 15 years, Whitby has an exciting and aspiring future.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Fire Chief, and under the direction of the Deputy Fire Chief (Suppression), the Probationary Fire Fighter is required to:

  • work as part of a professional team;
  • operate and maintain firefighting apparatus, equipment and fire stations;
  • perform firefighting duties and rescue work;
  • administer designated emergency medical procedures;
  • participate in training programs
  • participate in public education programs; and,
  • other related duties as may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

As the successful candidate, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada and possess the following qualifications:

  • an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD – Grade 12) or equivalency;
  • a Certification from a recognized/accredited Pre-Service Fire Fighter Training Program; or a NFPA 1001 FF1, FF2 Certificate from an recognized institution accredited by IFSAC or Pro Board; or OFM curriculum modules with an OFM examination certificate;
  • a current Standard First Aid, CPR-C, with AED Certification (within 12 months of the posting closing date);
  • Possess a valid and unrestricted Ontario class "D" driver’s license with a "Z" air brake endorsement and a driving record that meets the Town of Whitby Corporate standard and demonstrates responsible and safe driving behaviour. Permission for the Corporation to obtain a driver’s abstract will be required at the conditional offer stage.
  • Please note that successful candidates will be requested to provide permission for a third party to conduct a police record check with vulnerable sector screening and provide results to the Corporation as a condition of employment.
  • an ability to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays;
  • a demonstrated ability to speak, read and write English fluently, and communicate clearly and precisely under demanding and high pressure conditions
  • an ability to carry out firefighting and rescue duties in a teamwork setting under hazardous physical conditions with a capacity for rapid, intense and sustained physical effort; and
  • a demonstrated commitment to maintaining good physical and mental fitness.

Preferred Qualifications

The following qualifications would be considered assets:

  • additional post-secondary education (diploma or degree) or a trade certification from the Ontario College of Trades or from another provincially recognized educational institution;
  • completion of higher level EMS First Aid and/or Medical training;
  • previous experience in emergency services, construction, trades, mechanical, large vehicle operation or other related disciplines;
  • specialized technical rescue training including: Rope Rescue, Auto Extrication and Hazardous Materials;
  • swimming certification;
  • a working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite;
  • a demonstrated ongoing commitment to community services involvement; and,
  • fluency in a second language or sign language.

Additional Information

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