City of Brockville-Probationary Firefighter

Important Notes from Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI)
The City of Brockville requires all candidates to hold valid Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Program Stage 1, 2 and 3 certificates prior to the date of application submission.
OFAI does not submit candidate certificates or applications to the City of Brockville. Each candidate is required to submit their application directly to the City of Brockville with all the necessary requirements, as per the instructions in their job posting below, and as listed on their website at:

This recruitment closes February 15, 2021. Questions regarding the City of Brockville's recruitment process should be directed to Brockville. 


(Annual Salary $58,483)

Under the direction of a Captain, you will be a team player responsible for all fire suppression activities that are necessary to save life and property, rescue/extrication operations and provide medical assistance in an emergency environment. You will conduct routine maintenance of firefighting vehicles, facilities, and equipment. You focus on community service while performing fire safety, education and inspections of properties and equipment for fire hazards.   You will follow instructions and orders from superior officers in action, maintenance, and training situations.  Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older by application deadline and legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma OSSD (Grade 12) or academic equivalent diploma.
  • Have successfully completed ONE of the following:
    • Pre-service Firefighter education and training program certificate from a recognized institution that includes NFPA1001 Firefighter I & II certification: or
    • NFPA 1001 Firefighter I and II certification from an accredited program from a recognized institution, (proof of IFSAC or ProBoard seal required); or
    • A Letter of Compliance with NFPA Standards from the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office (Grandfathering) will be accepted in lieu of seals.
  • Successful completion of all stages (1-3) of the OFAI Candidate Testing Services (as verified by possession of a current and valid CTS Certificate) prior to the date of application submission.
  • Valid Standard First Aid Certificate with Level C CPR (Must be kept valid while active in the recruitment process).
  • Valid Class "D" Ontario Driver’s Licence with "Z" endorsement.
  • Meet the medical standards (NFPA 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments) at the time of a medical examination.


  • Professional and/or Volunteer Firefighting experience.
  • University Degree or College Diploma.
  • Trade Apprenticeship or Certification (i.e., Electrician, Plumber, Mechanic, Construction, etc.)
  • Commitment to volunteerism and community involvement as demonstrated by experience volunteering in social/civil/community events and initiatives, non-profit organizations, counselling, crisis intervention.
  • Commitment to personal and professional development and in continuing training and education through ongoing learning.
  • Training and Experience operating heavy vehicles (for example: trucks, tractor trailers, buses).

All expenses associated with the recruitment process are the responsibility of the candidate. 

Please submit your resume and supporting documentation as one PDF file onlyFor ease of review, applicants must submit qualifications in the following order:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Valid Ontario Fire Administration Inc. Candidate Testing Services certificates for Stage One, Stage Two and Stage Three.
  • NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter I and II, IFSAC or Pro Board Certificate, Proof of Grandfathering
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C Certificate

Selected applicants will be required to submit to an assessment process that will include interviews, references and may include other additional testing.

At the conditional offer stage, a medical assessment arranged through the City of Brockville to confirm the candidate is fit to perform the duties of a firefighter, a clean driver’s abstract demonstrating safe and reliable driving behavior, a clear criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening, and proof of education will be required.

The Personal information submitted is collected under the authority of The Municipal Act and is protected under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  The municipality is an equal opportunity employer following the rules and regulations set out by the Human Rights Code and the Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation.

By submitting your application, you are authorizing the City of Brockville to contact the OFAI to verify your qualifications.

Applications and all required documentation will only be accepted on-line through email to with the subject Probationary Firefighter by the deadline of 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2021.

Firefighter recruitment attracts a high volume of applicants. The City of Brockville wishes to thank all applicants and advises only those candidates selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted, we kindly request that you do not contact the Human Resources or Fire Department to inquire on the recruitment process status.

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