Recruit Firefighter – Richmond – 2019
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Examples of key work activities include:
- Respond to various calls including Fire/Alarm, Motor Vehicle Incident, Medical and Rescue.
- Responsible for various fire suppression duties.
- Responsible for using a variety of tools and equipment.
- Perform search and rescue of person(s) from dangerous situations/conditions; assess patient(s) and administer first aid as required.
- Provide general fire safety education (i.e. events, hall visits, school drills, etc.).
- Participate in training, drill and practice sessions.
- Routine service and maintenance of Fire Department equipment and property, including regular equipment checks.
- Responsible for driving and operating Fire trucks/vehicles.
- Perform various other related work duties as required.
- Work is closely reviewed by a supervisor.
- Legally entitled to work in Canada.
- Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.
- A minimum of one year of work experience.
- Work experience in environments such as paramedic, medical, fire services, coast guard, military, search and rescue, etc.
- A minimum of one year (30 credits) of post-secondary education OR 2 years in an apprenticeship program.
- Completion of fire-service related courses such as auto extrication, surface water rescue, swift water rescue, high angle/rope rescue, confined space, hazardous materials, incident command, shipboard firefighting, critical incident stress, wild land firefighting, aircraft rescue firefighting, BC Fire Code, sprinklers, etc.
- Successful completion of an approved firefighting training program to the BC Fire Fighter Standard, Fire Fighter II (Level II or NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter 1 and II).
- Volunteer experience.
- Life Saving Society Certification of Bronze Star or higher, or Swift water Technician Level 1.
- Fluency in multiple languages and an understanding of Richmond’s diverse cultures are considered an asset.
- Demonstrated commitment to a lifestyle of fitness, health and wellness.
- Ability to react quickly and perform duties calmly and efficiently under all conditions, including situations of strain and duress.
- Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
- Ability to meet and deal effectively with the public.
- Ability to frequently exercise independent action and judgment in circumstances of extreme urgency where referral to superior for directions may not possible.
- Ability and strength to perform prolonged and arduous duties under dangerous working conditions.
- Ability to work at height and within confined spaces.
- Ability to pass a medical examination compliant with standards set out in the National Fire Protection Association 1582 Chapter 6.
- Ability to successfully pass the City of Richmond physical test (Fitness York Test).
- Ability to successfully pass the City of Richmond Swim test (100 meter front crawl or freestyle – continuous forward stroke and 5 minutes treading water).
- Ability to maintain and upgrade skills on a regular basis (such as recertification of first aid and CPR skills).
- Ability to use a personal computer and software applications related to the work performed.
- Considerable mechanical aptitude is required.
- Ability to successfully clear a Police Information Check (PIC).
- A valid BC Class 3 Driver’s Licence (automatic or manual) with airbrakes or equivalent (Note: a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence or equivalent is acceptable at the time of application, however applicants must obtain and present proof of a valid BC Class 3 Driver’s Licence by July 1, 2019).
- A current Driver’s Abstract that demonstrates responsible and safe driving behaviours (5 year driving history).
- First Responder Level 3, Occupational First Aid Level 2 or equivalent is required.
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