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Fire Recruitment Job Board Team
March 17, 2019
Richmond, Canada
Job Type
$31.58 per hour
Work Hours
2 Dayshift: 10 hours 2 Nightshift: 14 hours


This is skilled firefighting work involving fire suppression, rescue services, prevention and education services, and fire hall and equipment maintenance to achieve Richmond Fire-Rescue’s mission to act as an effective team to proactively protect and enhance the City’s livability by serving and educating our community, preventing harm and responding to emergencies.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.
Knowledge & Skills & Abilities
  • 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).
Licences & Certificates & Registrations
  • 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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