Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA)-Firefighter

Important Notes from Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI)
 
You must have valid certificates for Stages One, Two, and Three to apply to the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA).
 
OFAI does not submit candidate certificates or applications to the GTAA. Each candidate is required to submit their application directly to the GTAA with all the necessary requirements, as per the instructions in their job posting.  The job posting can be found at: https://www.torontopearson.com/Current_Openings/#
 
The posting closes May 24, 2018. Questions regarding the GTAA recruitment process should be directed to the GTAA.
 
Information about OFAI's Candidate Testing Program can be found by clicking on the following links:
To access our Frequently Asked Questions, visit www.ofai.ca/faq.

Key Accountabilities

A career as a GTAA firefighter is both challenging and rewarding. Working under the general direction of the Fire Chief and supported by a dynamic leadership team, firefighters are located in one of three fire stations that provide emergency response at Toronto Pearson International Airport. On average, firefighters respond to approximately 56200 emergency incidents annually. All firefighters at the GTAA are members of the Pearson Airport Professional Firefighters' Association, Local 4382, International Association of Firefighters (IAFF).

  • Fighting fires and responding to medical emergencies and technical rescues (ropes, confined spaces, motor vehicle collisions) within Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • Performing fire ground and rescue operations for structural and aircraft emergencies
  • Educating the public about fire prevention and fire safety practices
  • Responding to hazardous materials emergencies
  • Conducting inspections
  • Maintaining firefighting apparatus, equipment and fire stations
  • Working and contributing as part of a larger Fire and Emergency Services team
  • Performing Pre-Incident Planning
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Pre-Requisite Firefighter Training verification of one of the following components:
    • OFM/OAFC Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Program Certificate or approved equivalent (NFPA-1001, IFSAC, Pro-Board, IFE); or
    • Ontario Firefighter Certification with firefighting experience; or
    • Previous experience as a full-time certified firefighter
  • Possess a valid Ontario unrestricted Class D driver's license with Z air brake endorsement
  • A minimum of a Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12 or academic equivalent)
  • Possess an Emergency Medical Responder and Level C CPR certificate
  • Valid CTS certificate which must be valid upon the closing of the competition
  • Must meet the security level designated for the position

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrate a high standard of professionalism and ability to solve complex problems
  • Demonstrate leadership; work collaboratively as part of a dynamic teamwork
  • Communicate effectively both writing and verbally; have a high attention to detail
  • Ability to understand and communicate clearly in English under stressful conditions
  • Ability to work a 24-hour shift (weekdays, weekends and statutory holidays)
  • Proficient in computer applications such as Microsoft Word and Outlook and basic skills in Excel
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, customer focus and organizational/time management skills
  • Be physically fit to handle the sustained, intense, physical effort required to perform their duties
  • Demonstrates integrity, character, positivity, is team oriented, genuine and considerate

 

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