Volunteer Firefighter – Norfolk County – 2022

FRJBTEAMLOGO e1624720632742 Volunteer Firefighter - Norfolk County - 2022
Norfolk County
Published
July 24, 2022
Location
Simcoe, Canada
Category
Job Type
Closes
August 26, 2022
Salary
Unknown
Work Hours
As required

Description

The application process for volunteer firefighters is designed to help candidates understand the degree of skill, commitment, and personal character required to be a successful volunteer firefighter.

Please read carefully prior to completing your application:

  • The applicant must live in the service area of the station they are applying for.
  • To have your application considered you must complete the application form in its entirety and the information must be accurate to the best of your knowledge.
  • Your application MUST INCLUDE the completed HR-22 Appendix B - Drivers Abstract Form and a signed Declaration Re: Criminal Record Check (both are included in the application package).
  • Your application MUST INCLUDE a Completed Vulnerable Sector Check. Please contact your local police service or refer to their website for information and forms to initiate the application process for your criminal record check.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Respond safely to emergency situations and calls for assistance 24 hours per day, 7 days per week in accordance with attendance policies.
  • Protect people, the environment, and property from all types of actions and emergencies.
  • Enter burning or contaminated buildings, structures, and other areas to perform rescues and / or fight fires while wearing appropriate firefighting equipment as supplied by the fire department, and as directed by incident command.
  • Apply proper firefighting and / or rescue techniques needed to control and / or extinguish fires and extricate / remove people.
  • Minimize distress and suffering, including giving first aid / CPR before ambulance crews arrive; safeguarding your own and other people’s personal safety at all times.
  • Wear and properly use all appropriate equipment as supplied by the Norfolk County Fire Department.
  • Operate and maintain all of the Norfolk County Fire Department’s equipment.
  • Co-operate with the police, paramedics, or other agencies when required.
  • Notify District Chief of fire code and life safety matters.
  • Must maintain a high degree of confidentiality at all times.
  • Refrain from disclosing information to the news media or other persons without authorization from the Fire Chief.
  • Will respect and follow the chain of command and follow all orders of superior ranking department officers during training, emergency response, or station activities.
  • Shall not participate in any fire service operations / activity while under the influence of alcohol, illegal substances, and / or prescription drugs which cause impairment.
  • May be assigned to act in the capacity of a captain, when qualified as an officer candidate through the captain promotional policy.
  • Work closely with the local community to increase their level of fire safety awareness in order to prevent fires and accidents from occurring.
  • Work closely with the local community to increase their level of fire safety awareness in order to prevent fires and accidents from occurring.
  • Educate and inform the public to help promote fire safety (ex. Hall tours, assisting in a fire safety education program, the smoke alarm program)
  • Communicate appropriately in accordance with established guidelines.
  • May make recommendations to their company officer regarding operational procedures and equipment maintenance.
  • Drive and operate firefighting and emergency equipment, as well as personal vehicles, safely and in accordance with policies and applicable legislation.
  • Attend training sessions to maintain and upgrade firefighting skills in accordance with established policies and operational guidelines, and meet attendance requirements.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Work in accordance with established policies, operational guidelines (such as the Occupational Health and Safety Act), and any other relevant legislation or orders.
  • The volunteer firefighter should be able to speak in a clear, articulate manner.
  • The ability, if required, to make decisions and work without supervision until an officer arrives on scene.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid CPR (HCP level) and standard first-aid qualification.
  • Within 30 (thirty) months of date of hire, the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Ontario Class “D” driver license with the airbrake endorsement (Z).

Skills and Abilities:

  • The ability to deal with the public in a polite, sympathetic and efficient manner, regardless of how frustrating or unnerving the situation may be.

Additional Information

The selection process to full membership consists of the following steps:

  1. Submission of application, drivers abstract form and declaration of criminal record check by August 26, 2022. Resume must include education, employment and volunteer experience.
  2. Human Resources will notify you if you are required to write the written aptitude test. You must successfully complete the written aptitude test to move to the physical and mental abilities test (If accommodation is required, please notify Human Resources prior to testing day).
  3. Successful completion of the physical and mental abilities test. Please Note: The following testing date has been scheduled to complete the written aptitude test and the physical and mental abilities test Saturday, September 10, 2022.
  4. Individual candidate interview (currently schedule for the month of October 2022).
  5. Submission (upon request) of medical information.
  6. Offer of membership to selected candidates is conditional on an acceptable medical, driver’s abstract and vulnerable sector screening.
  7. Candidates will have a one-year probationary period.
  8. Mandatory attendance at an orientation session Saturday, January 28, 2023
  9. Obtaining a DZ driver’s license within 30 months of date of hire.

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