The Town of Caledon is a dynamic municipality that successfully balances urban, rural and agricultural communities. Our energetic staff are guided by our core values that create an environment for continuous improvement and customer service excellence. With the growth of the Town of Caledon and our continued commitment to ensure public safety, we are expanding our Fire & Emergency Services team by adding 5 additional Permanent Full Time Firefighters!
In addition to offering exciting career opportunities, the Town also provides a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Come see how you can make a difference.
Duties and Responsibilities
Understanding the expectations of the role, is imperative for success. The following duties are some of the main responsibilities:
Responds to all assigned emergencies including, but not limited to:
Firefighting – operating firefighting equipment, hoses, pressurized pumps and hand tools
Medical – provide front line patient care to sick or injured persons by administering first aid, CPR, Defibrillation as required
Rescue and Special Operations – vehicle rescue, hazardous materials response, water rescue, ice rescue, rope rescue, elevator rescue, confined space rescue, trench rescue, machine rescue
Operate fire vehicles and fire apparatus as assigned
Carry, place and climb ladders for use in emergency responses
Perform ventilation by making openings in buildings, using axes, saws, exhaust fans or fog streams
Participate in Fire Prevention and Public Education programs
Perform station and apparatus maintenance and cleaning
Participate in and successfully complete assigned on-going training to develop, maintain or enhance firefighting and rescue skills
Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, Corporate Policies and Procedures, Fire Service Operational Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures as well as established industry guidelinesSkills and Qualifications
Skills and Qualifications
To be considered for this permanent full-time opportunity, candidates must have the following training, experience and abilities:
Certified firefighter with the Province of Ontario (with proof as outlined below)
Valid Ontario Fire Administration (OFAI) Candidate Testing Services (CTS) certificates for Stage 1 and Stage 2, Hearing and Vision, at time of application. Candidates must successfully complete all stages of the OFAI CTS program by time of hire.
Minimum 2 years of firefighting experience
Successfully complete a Swim Test
Satisfactory passing of a vulnerable sector check
Valid DZ driver’s license in good standing with no more than 3 demerit points
Superior interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively in a team environment and follow direction
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to make critical decisions quickly
Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
Comfortable working at heights and enclosed spaces
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent
Standard First Aid, CPR and AED certification is considered an asset.
1. Submitting your Application
Candidates are required to submit/upload:
OFAI CTS certificates for Stage 1, 2 and 3 (valid through to closing date). You must, at a minimum, submit Stage 1 and Stage 2, Hearing and Vision at time of application. Certificates for all stages will be required by time of hire.
A driver's abstract, displaying no more than 3 demerit points
Candidates are also required to submit any one of the following:
Proof of completing a community college Firefighter Training and Education Program and a letter from OFMEM testing Unit indicating success on the Provincial Fire Service Test, or
An OFM Firefighter Certificate of Achievement, or Firefighter Certificate of Equivalency, or
Proof of successful completion of a NFPA 1001 (Firefighter 1 and II) from an accredited institution or having met the requirements for Equivalence from the OFMEM
**Note: All required documentation and testing is to be provided at the candidates' expense. The Town will not reimburse any candidate for testing, successful or otherwise, as part of this recruitment process.
2. The Interview Process
Only applicants advancing to the Interview Stage will be contacted. Candidates selected for an interview will be provided 2 days’ notice of their interview date.
**Preference will be given to volunteer firefighters with Caledon Fire & Emergency Services. This preference will be given to those candidates who demonstrate the utmost level of commitment to their volunteer service.
3. Final Selection
Candidates successful in the Interview Stage of this recruitment will be invited to provide:
3 professional references
A completed vulnerable sector check, completed at their own expense, that demonstrates a satisfactory police record
Certificates for all stages of the OFAI CTS Program.
Please visit http://www.ofai.ca/ for more information on testing requirements and scheduled testing dates. All questions regarding testing requirements should be directed to the OFAI.
The Town is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive and barrier-free workplace. If your application requires accommodation, please contact Human Resources at (905) 584-2272 Ext. 4738.
How to Apply
To learn more about employment with the Town of Caledon and to apply for this exciting and challenging opportunity,visit: www.caledon.ca/careers
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