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Volunteer Firefighter (2020 Recruit)

Job Details
Open Date Oct 07 2019 - 12:00:00 AM Close Date Nov 03 2019 - 11:59:00 PM
Position Title Volunteer Firefighter (2020 Recruit) Posting Type Non-Union
Posting Status Active Position Length Volunteer Firefighter
Department Group Fire & Emergency Services Hours per Week N/A
Department Community Services Openings 18
Education Other    
Location Various Locations


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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