Assistant Fire Marshal
Government of the Northwest Territories
Fort Simpson, NT
The Assistant Fire Marshal (AFM) manages the effective delivery of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) fire prevention and protection and investigation programming within their region and actively guides and supports community efforts in delivering fire prevention initiatives. The position also supports communities and the regional office in emergency management programming and response
All duties are carried out within the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) legislative, regulatory and policy framework including the Fire Prevention Act (FPA) and Fire Prevention Regulations (FPR)

The position is located in Fort Simpson and has a direct reporting relationship to the Regional Superintendent. The position also has a functional reporting relationship to the Fire Marshal to ensure statutory requirements of the FPA and FPR are met.
The incumbent works closely with fire chiefs and community governments to facilitate a coordinated approach to the development and delivery of fire protection and prevention/emergency management programs and services in the region. The incumbent does not supervise staff directly; rather, they provide expert advice and guidance to community fire departments, community councils, government officials, and private and public clients.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A Diploma or Degree in the sciences or social sciences. A background in Emergency Management, Fire Training, or in Fire Service would be preferred.
Successful completion of the following NFPA training courses from an accredited training institution: NFPA 1001 and 1002 Professional Firefighter, 1031 Fire Inspector, 1033 Fire Investigator, 1041 Fire Service Instructor;

3 years’ experience in firefighting / fire investigations and fire inspections; and

Class 3 NWT driver’s License with Air Brake certification.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

This position is highly technical, multiple trade based profession and as such, the following would be considered assets:
NFPA training courses: 1021 Fire Officer, 1051 Wildland Firefighting, 1035 Life Safety Educator, 1521 Incident Safety Officer, 1407 Rapid Intervention Team, 472 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations: and
Additional training: Basic Emergency Management, Emergency Operations Centre, Incident Command System.