The City of Woodstock is a dynamic and growing community of 41,000 located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of highways 401 and 403. A growing community, Woodstock has kept its small-town flavor while offering the types of amenities typically found only in larger cities. The Woodstock Fire Department currently operates 3 front run apparatus out of two fire stations. The organization employs 55 women and men who work in the divisions of Fire Prevention/Public Education, Training, Suppression, and Administration.
The City of Woodstock requires Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Service (CTS) certificates for Stage One, Stage Two, Stage Three, and the Swim Test as part of their recruitment. As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, should a candidate not possess the required OFAI CTS Certificates at the time of application, as a condition of employment, they will be required to attain the OFAI CTS Certificates within the probationary period.
• Be 18 years of age or older;
• Be legally entitled to work in Canada;
• Possess an Ontario High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent;
• Be certified as a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Fire Fighter I and II from an accredited program at a recognized institution, and accredited by the International Fire Services Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Pro Board (must be complete with seals);
• Possess a valid DZ Driver’s Licence;
• Must be able to meet screening requirements including, but not limited to, a Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check;
• Proof of immunization of Red Measles, Mumps, Rubella (German Measles); Tetanus/Diphtheria (within the last 10-12 years); and Hepatitis B;
• Have 20/30 or better unaided and uncorrected visual acuity in each eye, and no significate abnormalities in colour vision;
• Possess a valid and current (within 3 years) Standard First Aid certificate and a valid ‘Basic Rescuer’ Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate (Level C) or better. Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification would be an asset;
• Possess superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively as a member of an effective and professional team;
• 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 efficiently.
The following qualities, attributes, and qualifications would be considered an asset:
• University Degree, College Diploma, and/or Trade Certification recognized by the Ontario College of
Trades in any discipline;
• Emergency Medical Care Assistant (EMCA) designation;
• Previous civilian or military experience in fire suppression, construction, trades mechanical, emergency
medical, large vehicle operation, fire prevention;
• First Aid, CPR, and/or AED – certification at the instructor level;
• Community service involvement;
• Administrative and computer skills.
• Please submit your resume and supporting documentation as one (1) pdf file only. For ease of review,
please list qualifications in the following order;
o Formal Education
o Work Experience
o Professional Qualifications (Licences, certifications, etc.)
o Community Involvement