Volunteer Firefighter – Hamilton – 2020
Responds to Fire, Rescue emergencies and performs firefighting duties and other related work as required. This is manual work of a hazardous nature involving the fighting of fires, salvage, and rescue work and first aid - generally under the direct supervision of Department Officers. Regular training and maintenance work of the fire station and equipment is required. Firefighters may be required to make decisions and work without supervision until an Officer arrives on the scene.
Must be able to work in a highly structured work environment and follow rules, regulations and procedures of the Hamilton Fire Department. Must be able to communicate in English both orally and written in order to learn and perform the various methods and techniques used in extinguishing and preventing fires and rescue techniques.
Must possess and maintain the physical strength and agility to perform arduous work and to competently operate all firefighting/rescue apparatus and equipment and all safety equipment under all types of adverse conditions frequently for prolonged periods of time. Must have the ability to follow direction, make decisions and to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations.
Must be able to conduct routine maintenance and cleaning of all types of apparatus and equipment used.
Have no criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted at time of application. A Police Vulnerable Sector Check (upon receiving a conditional offer of employment) which is satisfactory to the City of Hamilton will be required at your expense.
Must possess a valid Class G Driver’s Licence at time of application satisfactory to the City of Hamilton. Must be able to obtain a DZ licence during the probationary period.
Must successfully complete the recruit training program.
You must live within the encatchment area of the station that you are applying to.
*Note 1: As a condition of employment, the successful applicant(s) will be required to obtain a satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check at their own expense, prior to beginning work in this position.
*Note 2: This position requires a valid Class 'G' driver's licence satisfactory to the City of Hamilton and proof thereof is required at initial conditional offer.
*Note 3: Your vision will be tested at the medical. The acceptable vision required for this position is 20/30 in each eye without corrective lenses and satisfactorily complete a colour vision test.