City of Brampton-Firefighter

Important Notes from Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI)

You must have valid certificates for Stages One, Two, and Three to apply to the City of Brampton. 
OFAI does not submit candidate certificates or applications to the City of Brampton.  Each candidate is required to submit their application directly to the City of Brampton with all the necessary requirements, as per the instructions in their job posting.  The job posting can be found at:
The posting closes October 23, 2017. Questions regarding the City of Brampton's recruitment process should be directed to the City of Brampton. 
Information about OFAI's Candidate Testing Program can be found by clicking on the following links:
To access our Frequently Asked Questions, visit



Under the direction of a Firefighting Captain, you will be responsible for combating fires, performing rescue operations and providing medical assistance in an emergency environment.  You will also handle routine maintenance of firefighting equipment/ department property, public fire safety education and inspect properties and equipment for fire hazards.  Perform other similar and related duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma; 
  • Graduate of the Pre-Service Fire Fighter Education & Training Program or NFPA 1001 - Fire Fighter I & II Certified;
  • Valid Ontario Class “DZ” Drivers’ license (by the interview stage);
  • Valid and current First Aid and CPR Certificate;
  • Successful completion of the Ontario Fire Administration-Candidate Testing Program Stages One, Two and Three at the time of application;
  • Meet all employment conditions as required by the City of Brampton.


  • Certified Firefighter or Certified Career Firefighter through the Ontario Fire Marshal (Components 1,2,3 testing) or equivalent;
  • Firefighter experience (volunteer or professional);
  • Fire Technology education;
  • Mechanical training or experience;
  • Medical training (i.e. paramedic, nursing, etc.);
  • Knowledge of firefighting equipment, terminology and practice;
  • Demonstrated community service involvement;
  • Dedication to customer service;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

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

For further details on job requirements, please visit the City of Brampton Website at:

Transportation costs and the OFAI Candidate Testing Program fees will be the responsibility of the applicant. Candidates must successfully complete all tests by the time of application

Applicants meeting all of the above minimum qualifications are required to submit their Resume and answer an on-line screening questionnaire.

If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online quoting Job Posting reference #102681, by OCTOBER 23, 2017.  We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for the next steps will be contacted. 

** Successful candidates moving to the next steps will be required to attend a Mandatory Recruitment Fair on NOVEMBER 4, 2017. Details will be provided to individuals who will move forward in the process by email. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure your email is updated and checked daily.

**Candidates who are invited to move forward to the Recruitment Fair MUST bring an original copy of VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK dated within 6-months of November 4, 2017 obtained through your local Police Station

Job status: Permanent
Job Type:   Union
Applications must be received by OCTOBER 23, 2017
Alternate formats will be provided upon request.

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.

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.

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