Probationary Firefighter – Woodstock – 2022
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.
- 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.
- 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;
- Formal Education
- Work Experience
- Professional Qualifications (Licences, certifications, etc.)
- Community Involvement