Job Type: Volunteer
Wage range: $23.48 per hour when training, $29.17 when firefighting
Hours of work:
Varied and attendance at regularly schedule training sessions (currently the second and fourth Tuesday of each month) is required. Flexibility is required to be available to respond to calls for service during days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
Applicants must reside within a 12-minute response time of the fire station. Preferred candidates will be required to successfully complete fitness, vision and hearing testing as assessed by Firefighter Services Ontario (or equivalent screening facility) prior to joining the department.
Reporting to the Deputy Fire Chief, Volunteer Firefighters respond to suppression and emergency call-outs in accordance with standard operating procedures and in circumstances of extreme weather and temperature conditions. Volunteer Firefighters are enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals who can work cohesively in a team environment while serving the community. The main duties and responsibilities of the position are in the areas of responding to suppression and emergency call-outs, training, and other duties.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Must have minimum Grade 12 education (or equivalent).
- Pre-Service firefighter program, or related training or courses (e.g., NFPA 1001 Firefighter 1 and 2) an asset. Previous experience firefighting or construction or building experience are assets.
- Possess a minimum of a valid standard first aid and CPR/AED level “C” certification
- Must possess a valid Ontario Class “D” driver’s license with a “Z” endorsement or willing to obtain within one (1) year of hire, and a current Driver’s Abstract with results satisfactory to the employer. Experience operating heavy equipment or driving commercial vehicles an asset.
- Communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing. Understand and effectively carry out oral and written instruction.
- Ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with effective conflict resolution skills.
- Ability and willingness to attend required training and to perform learned tasks and techniques used in extinguishing and preventing of fire and in rescue operations
- Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality at all times. Ability to exercise discretion and tact and to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations.
- Able to meet the physical and cognitive requirements of the position as determined through screening/testing and/or medical examination as determined by the employer.
- Ability to wear and use appropriate safety equipment, including self-contained breathing apparatus, and clothing.
- Ability to work in extreme weather and temperature conditions.
- Reside within an employer-determined response time of the fire station (response time from your primary residence to the fire station must be less than twelve (12) minutes in non-peak travel hours) and available to report for work whether day, evening, night, weekend or holiday hours.
- Possess Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) with results satisfactory to the employer.