Probationary Firefighter – Woodstock – 2022

FRJBTEAMLOGO e1624720632742 Probationary Firefighter - Woodstock - 2022
City of Woodstock
April 9, 2022
Woodstock, Canada
Job Type
May 9, 2022
Work Hours
42 hours per week


The City of Woodstock is a dynamic and growing community of 46,700 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 inclusive organization employs 55 staff who work in the divisions of Fire Prevention/Public Education, Training, Suppression, and Administration.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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), Hepatitis B, and COVID-19 (fully vaccinated with booster preferred)
  • Visual Acuity Minimum Requirement: 20/30 corrected OR 20/40 uncorrected, Both eyes tested together (OU), and no significant 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.

Additional Information

  • Please submit your resume and supporting documentation as one (1) pdf file only.  For ease of review, please list qualifications in the following order;
    • Formal Education
    • Work Experience
    • Professional Qualifications (Licences, certifications, etc.)
    • Community Involvement

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