City of Sarnia - Probationary Firefighter

Important Notes from Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI)

You must posess a valid Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Service (CTS) certificate including Stage One, Two and Three, or obtain valid certificates before receiving a conditional offer of employment.  Do not call the office prior to reading this information.
OFAI does not submit candidate certificates or applications to the City of Sarnia. Each candidate is required to submit their application directly to the City of Sarhia with all the necessary requirements, as per the instructions in their job posting below, and as listed on their website at
The posting closes at 11:59 p.m. on December 20, 2020.  Questions regarding the City of Sarnia's recruitment process should be directed to them directly.

Sarnia Fire Rescue Services is accepting applications from individuals who represent the very best of their community for the position of Probationary Firefighter until December 20, 2020.

Situated on the shores of Lake Huron at the mouth of the St. Clair River, The City of Sarnia is noted for its breathtaking sky-blue water and beautiful waterfront parks. A border community with a population of 72,000 residents, the City of Sarnia offers a high quality of life with affordable living, excellent schools, state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, and a variety of cultural institutions, together with exceptional recreation and leisure services.

Sarnia Fire Rescue Services serves the Sarnia community by the provision of fire protection services embracing a delivery model that integrates a shared team approach utilizing the Three Lines of Defense:

1. Public Fire Safety Education
2. Fire Safety Standards and Enforcement
3. Emergency Response

Sarnia Fire Rescue Services consists of a team of dedicated professionals who strive to continuously improve their vibrant workforce, foster respectful interactions and strive for personal well-being.

Sarnia’s fire protection services are delivered with a focus and emphasis on public safety and firefighter safety.

Multiple skill sets are required in the delivery of emergency response services provided:

  • Fire suppression (offensive and defensive)
  • Search and rescue of persons trapped or injured
  • Medical tiered response
  • Hazardous materials response
  • Response to industrial and petro-chemical industry
  • High-rise firefighting
  • Vehicle and machinery extrication
  • Marine and shore-based water rescue

Please visit for all qualifications and application information.

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