Volunteer Firefighter – Caledon – 2020

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Fire Recruitment Job Board Team
Published
October 7, 2019
Location
Caledon, Canada
Category
Job Type
Closes
November 3, 2019
Salary
Unknown
Work Hours
N/A

Description

This role is responsible for responding to fire, medical, rescue, and hazardous materials emergencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Respond to suppression and emergency call-outs in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures, and in circumstances of extreme weather and temperature conditions
  • Enter burning or contaminated buildings, structures and other areas safely in response to emergencies; wear required personal protective equipment (PPE) and respiratory protection
  • Drive and operate fire services equipment and vehicles
  • Operate various cutting tools, power saws, exhaust fans, hose streams etc. in order to create ventilation systems at fire and emergency sites
  • Provide emergency medical care to the sick and injured at emergency scenes
  • Maintain control of fire hose and direct stream while fighting fire; responsible for laying, pulling and connecting hose lines
  • Attend regular training sessions to ensure awareness of safety and emergency procedures; and maintenance of necessary fire equipment
  • Participate in promotional and community events as ambassadors of the Fire & Emergency Services Department
  • Operate fire pumps
  • Operate elevating devices
  • Carry and climb ground ladders
  • Clean equipment, apparatus and facilities as required and/or as scheduled

Minimum Qualifications

  • Successful completion of the Town Volunteer Firefighter aptitude test
  • Successful completion of the required fitness test
  • Preference will be given to candidates that live within 5 km.
  • Possess and maintain the physical strength and agility necessary to perform arduous work, and operate fire and safety equipment under adverse conditions for long periods of time
  • A clean vulnerable sector certificate
  • Valid driver’s license in good standing and daily access to a vehicle; D or DZ license considered an asset. Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide a driver's abstract to the interview panel and at their own expense, displaying no more than 3 demerit points.
  • Previous emergency services experience would be considered an asset
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills; ability to make critical decisions quickly
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Highly motivated, dependable and available to attend on an on-call basis

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