Town of Caledon - Firefighter

The Town of Caledon requires valid Ontario Fire Administration (OFAI) Candidate Testing Services (CTS) certificates for all stages, including the swim test by time of application. Candidates must maintain valid certificates throughout the recruitment process until the time of signed offer and be prepared to submit all related certificates.

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

This recruitment closes June 14, 2022. Questions regarding Caledon's recruitment process should be directed to the Town of Caledon.

Job Title: Firefighter

Vacancies: up to six (6) Permanent Full-Time, Unionized positions

Closing Date: June 14, 2022

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 up to 6 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, 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) or
  • Successfully completed and passed NFPA 1001 level I & II

Valid Ontario Fire Administration (OFAI) Candidate Testing Services (CTS) certificates for all stages of the Ontario Fire Administration Inc. Candidate Testing Services program (OFAI CTS), including the swim test by time of application. Candidates must maintain valid certificates throughout the recruitment process until the time of signed offer and be prepared to submit all related certificates.

  • 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 certificates until time of signed offer).
  • A driver's abstract, displaying no more than 3 demerit points
  • New employees who commence employment on or after November 15, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as a condition of employment. Being fully vaccinated is determined as the status of having received the full series of approved vaccines (both doses of a two dose vaccine series, one dose of a single dose vaccine series) and any additional doses required and approved by Health Canada and having satisfied the full post vaccination period required to ensure vaccination efficacy. The Town of Caledon reserves the right to request proof of vaccination at any time. Acceptable proof includes an Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccine receipt which you can obtain through the Provincial portal, or other government-issued vaccine passport or certification.  The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Candidates are also required to submit any one of the following:

  • An OFM Firefighter Certificate of Achievement, or Firefighter Certificate of Equivalency, or
  • Documentation of completed and passed NFPA 1001 level I & II (acceptable Proof could include successful completion of 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 People Services 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:

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