Town of Caledon: Firefighter


The Town of Caledon requires Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Service(CTS) certificate for Stage 1, 2 and 3 (valid through to closing date). You must, at a minimum, submit Stage 1 and Stage 2, Hearing and Vision at time of application. Certificates for all stages will be required by time of hire.

OFAI does not submit candidate certificates or applications to the Town of Caledon. Each candidate is required to submit their application directly to the Town of Caledon with all the necessary requirements, as per the instructions in their job posting below or as listed on their website at:

This recruitment closes April 23, 2021. Questions regarding the Town of Caledon's recruitment process should be directed to Caledon.

Job Title: Firefighter
Vacancies: Five (5) New Permanent Full-Time, Unionized positions
Closing Date: April 23, 2021
The  Town  of  Caledon  is  a  dynamic  municipality  that  successfully  balances  urban,  rural and  agricultural communities.   Our  energetic  staff  are guided  by  our  core values that create an environment  for  continuous improvement  and  customer  service excellence. With the growth of  the Town  of  Caledon  and  our  continued commitment  to  ensure  public  safety,  we  are  expanding  our  Fire  &  Emergency  Services  team  by  adding  5 additional Permanent Full Time Firefighters!
In addition to offering exciting career opportunities, the Town also provides a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package.  Come see how you can make a difference.
Duties and Responsibilities
Understanding the expectations of the role, is imperative for success.  The following duties are 
some of the main responsibilities:
  • Responds to all assigned emergencies including, but not limited to:
    • Firefighting – operating firefighting equipment, hoses, pressurized pumps and hand tools
    • Medical – provide front line patient care to sick or injured persons by administering first aid CPR, Defibrillation as required
    • Rescue and Special Operations – vehicle rescue, hazardous materials response, water rescue, ice rescue, rope rescue, elevator rescue, confined space rescue, trench rescue, machine rescue
  • Operate fire vehicles and fire apparatus as assigned
  • Carry, place and climb ladders for use in emergency responses
  • Perform ventilation by making openings in buildings, using axes, saws, exhaust fans or fog streams
  • Participate in Fire Prevention and Public Education programs
  • Perform station and apparatus maintenance and cleaning
  • Participate in and successfully complete assigned  on-going training to develop, maintain or enhance firefighting and rescue skills
  • Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, 
  • Corporate Policies and Procedures, Fire Service Operational Guidelines and Standard Operating 
  • Procedures as well as established industry guidelines
Skills and Qualifications
To be considered for this permanent full-time opportunity, candidates must have the following training, experience and abilities:
  • Certified firefighter with the Province of Ontario (with proof as outlined below)
  • Valid Ontario Fire Administration (OFAI) Candidate Testing Services (CTS) certificates for Stage 1 and Stage 2, Hearing and Vision, at time of application. Candidates must successfully complete all stages of the OFAI CTS program by time of hire.
  • Minimum 2 years of firefighting experience
  • Successfully complete a Swim Test
  • Satisfactory passing of a vulnerable sector check
  • Valid DZ driver’s license in good standing with no more than 3 demerit points
  • Superior interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively in a team environment and follow direction
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to make critical decisions quickly
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Comfortable working at heights and enclosed spaces
  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Standard First Aid, CPR and AED certification is considered an asset.
Application Process
1. Submitting your Application
Candidates are required to submit/upload:
  • OFAI CTS certificates for Stage 1, 2 and 3 (valid through to closing date). You must, at a minimum, submit Stage 1 and Stage 2, Hearing and Vision at time of application. Certificates for all stages will be required by time of hire.
  • A driver's abstract, displaying no more than 3 demerit points Candidates are also required to submit any one of the following:
  • Proof of completing a community college Firefighter Training and Education Program and a letter from OFMEM testing Unit indicating success on the Provincial Fire Service Test, or
  • An OFM Firefighter Certificate of Achievement, or Firefighter Certificate of Equivalency, or
  • Proof of successful completion of a NFPA 1001 (Firefighter 1 and II) from an accredited institution or having met the requirements for Equivalence from the OFMEM
**Note: All required documentation and testing is to be provided at the candidates' expense. The Town will not reimburse any candidate for testing, successful or otherwise, as part of this recruitment process.
2. The Interview Process
Only applicants advancing to the Interview Stage will be contacted. Candidates selected for an interview will be provided 2 days’ notice of their interview date.
**Preference will be given to volunteer firefighters with Caledon Fire & Emergency Services. This preference will be given to those candidates who demonstrate the utmost level of commitment to their volunteer service.
3. Final Selection
Candidates successful in the Interview Stage of this recruitment will be invited to provide:
  • 3 professional references
  • A completed vulnerable sector check, completed at their own expense, that demonstrates a satisfactory police record
  • Certificates for all stages of the OFAI CTS Program.
Additional Information
Please visit for more information on testing requirements and scheduled testing dates. All questions regarding testing requirements should be directed to the OFAI.
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.
How to Apply
To  learn  more  about  employment  with  the  Town  of  Caledon  and  to  apply  for  this exciting  and  challenging opportunity, visit: If needed and upon request, this document can be made available in an alternative format.


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