City of Brampton-Fire and Emergency Services-Firefighter

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You must have valid certificates for Stages One, Two, and Three to apply to the City of Brampton.
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The posting closes September 30, 2018. Questions regarding the City of Brampton recruitment process should be directed to Brampton.
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City of Brampton-Fire and Emergency Services-Firefighter

Are you invested in community building?  Are you able to critically think and problem solve your way through a challenge within a team?  Are you defined by the empathy you show towards other?  We want to hear from you.

Bring your talents and step into a unique role serving our diverse community where the opportunity to make a positive difference is endless.

Our Brampton Fire and Emergency Services team is driven by exceptional service delivery and our behaviours and decisions are guided by our core values of courage, trust, compassion and integrity.  As a valued member of the team you will feel the pride of values-driven achievements and experience life-long supportive relationships.  Be part of a fast-paced and rewarding environment where you can do your best work and inspire results for the citizens of Brampton.

What you can expect:

Expect to make a difference in your community.

Few careers offer the opportunity to make a positive impact in your community.  In this role you’ll have countless opportunities to support life-saving public education, lead charitable efforts, prevent harm and support the public when an emergency occurs.

Expect great pay and benefits.

We’ll come right out and say it.  You won’t find the same starting pay levels, health and dental coverage, or pension benefits anywhere else.  You’ll work a schedule on average of seven 24 hour shifts every month and it allows for significant time for yourself, your family, your community.

Expect a whole new second family.

The bonds that develop in the fire service are unlike any other.  You’ll build powerful, supportive relationships to last a lifetime.  You’ll experience a supportive and collaborative environment.

Expect leading training and the latest technology.

It’s not about guts and glory – it’s training, teamwork and technology.  You’ll learn innovative medical and tactical approaches, and use the latest tools and gadgets.  You’ll get exposed to the highest safety standards in the industry.  And we’ll pull it all together with training to make success second nature. 

Expect to grow and develop as a person.

You’ll learn more about yourself and the power of teamwork.  You’ll understand what it really means to make a difference and how it feels when that kid you talked to brought your fire safety message home.

In this highly visible role, you will:

  • Serve as a highly valued and respected member of the community;
  • Feel excitement that comes with serving the community. Every shift has a different challenge, or situation requiring a diverse set of skills;
  • Ensure extraordinary experiences for everyone we serve and make amazing things happen for our community;
  • Respond to all emergencies when called upon. Specifically, you will be responsible for: combating fires, performing rescue operations and providing medical assistance in an emergency environment;
  • Handle routine maintenance of firefighting equipment/ department property, public fire safety education and inspect properties and equipment for fire hazards;
  • Handle state of the art apparatus and modern equipment;
  • Have the ability to help your community and network as an ambassador at charity and community events;
  • Participate in continuous learning to advance your knowledge and skills;
  • Be part of a culture that values the personal and professional growth and development; and
  • Perform other similar and related duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma;
  • NFPA 1001 - Fire Fighter I & II Certified (proof of Pro Board Seal or IFSAC0) OR the ability to attain certification within 18 months from the date a conditional offer of employment is extended.
  • Completion of the Ontario Fire Administration-Candidate Testing Program Stages One, Two and Three   OR the ability to attain certification within 18 months from the date a conditional offer of employment is extended
  • Ability to obtain DZ licence from the date a conditional offer of employment is extended.
  • Valid and current First Aid and CPR Certificate;
  • Demonstrated community service involvement;
  • Dedication to customer service;
  • Learning mindset;
  • Critical thinking and adaptive problem solving;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Multilingual skills are an asset.

**Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.

**Starting Salary: 64,418.00

Job status: Permanent

Job Type:   Union

Applications must be received by: September 30, 2018

Alternate formats will be provided upon request.

Feel pride in safeguarding the community. Start your life-changing career journey and apply today:

Transportation costs and the OFAI Candidate Testing Program fees are the responsibility of the applicant.

Candidates that meet the requirements will be invited to attend a Recruitment Fair.  Details will be provided to individuals who will move forward in the process by email.

At the City of Brampton, we believe that having a workforce which reflects the diversity of our community and the residents we serve makes us a better City.  It is critical for the City’s success to remove barriers and promote inclusion and diversity including those from equity-seeking groups. For this purpose, candidates will be asked to voluntarily self-identify during the application process. The information collected will help us determine where we are now so we can set realistic equity, diversity and inclusion goals and measure our progress. In turn, we’re able to create plans and strategies that improve the City’s recruitment efforts.

The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Division of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. 

Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.


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