Volunteer Firefighter (2020 Recruit)
The Town of Caledon
Caledon, ON
Description
This role is responsible for responding to fire, medical, rescue, and hazardous materials emergencies.

The Opportunity

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
The Ideal Candidate

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
Successful candidates will be required to complete the following training & development curriculum:

Town of Caledon VFF orientation/HR training including WHMIS, AODA, Bill 168, etc.
Complete National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Firefighter Level I and II Certification
CPR
AED/Defibrillator Training
EMR for Volunteer Firefighters
‘DZ’ Licensing upgrade (conducted by Town)
NFPA Pump Operations (within three years of volunteering)

Please note: Caledon Volunteer Firefighters are remunerated for public education, training, responses and duty crews.

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.

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