City of Brantford Recruitment-Probationary Firefighter

Important Notes from Ontario Fire Administration Inc.

You must have valid certificates for Stages One, Two, Three and a Swim Test to apply to the City of Brantford. Swim Test is limited to the following two dates: 

Sunday June 11, 2017 at Balmoral Recreation Complex 
Monday June 12, 2017 at Balmoral Recreation Complex

As each seating fills, we will add additional seats. For example, currently we are booking tests at  9:00AM on Sunday June 11, 2017 and at 1:00PM on Monday June 12, 2017. When those time slot fill, we will add additional seatings. We are unable to schedule appointment times. It is first come, first served.

Ontario Fire Administration Inc. does not submit your certificates or application to the City of Brantford.  Each candidate is required to submit their application directly to the City of Brantford with all the necessary requirements as per the instructions in their job posting.  Their job posting can be found at:

Questions regarding the City of Brantford's recruitment process should be directed to the City of Brantford.

Questions and information regarding the Ontario Fire Administration Inc. Candidate Testing Program can be found on this website by clicking on the following links:

Candidate Information - Stage Testing Process
Pre-Assessment Guides - This is a required piece of reading material for all candidates.
To access our Frequently Asked Questions, visit

The City of Brantford will  be hosting a Recruitment Open House on Wednesday June 7, 2017 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the Main Fire Hall - Central Services (60 Clarence St., Brantford).

Job Title: Probationary Firefighters
Status / Job Type: Firefighters
Commission: Public Health, Safety & Social Services
Department: Fire
Union Affiliation: Brantford Professional Fire Fighters Association
Number of Openings: 3
Rate of Pay / Range of Salary: $55,595.00 to $92,658.00
Benefits Entitlement: Yes
Hours of Work: 42 Hours Per Week
Posting Date (4:30 pm): May 18, 2017
Job ID: # 369
Closing Date (4:30 pm):  June 15, 2017

Position Summary
We invite you to become a key member of one of our city's most essential services and experience the rewards of individual and team excellence through the completion of rigorous training and teaching. Our highly acclaimed and qualified Fire Suppression Division requires your commitment and dedication to maintain our level of excellence.

Qualifications must be listed in the following order on resumes:
  • Formal Education
  • Work Experience
  • Professional Qualifications (Licenses, certificates, etc.)
  • Community Involvement
Required Qualifications:
To be considered, applicants must:
  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Provide an official transcript as proof of grade 12 or the equivalent as approved by the Ministry of Education of Ontario;
  • Provide an Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Services certificate Stages I, II and III required to be valid throughout the entire recruitment and selection process.
  • Provide a valid Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Swim Test certificate;
  • Provide proof of NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter I and II certifications from an accredited program from a recognized institution, accredited by the International Fire Services Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Pro Board (must be complete with seals);
  • Provide proof of a current (within 1 year) Emergency First Responder or Emergency Medical
  • Responder certificate and a valid "basic rescuer" CPR certificate (Level C); AED certification would be an asset;
  • Provide proof of a valid Class D Driver's License with a Z endorsement;
  • Provide a clean drivers' abstract (dated within 30 days) to the Corporation at the time of a conditional job offer;
  • Possess superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work co-operatively as a member of an effective and professional team;
  • Have a strong desire to serve the community;
  • Possess the ability and willingness to follow instructions promptly and efficiently and have a strong work ethic.
The following qualities, attributes and qualifications would be preferential:
  • University degree in any discipline (copy to be included with resume)
  • Community College Diploma in any discipline (copy to be included with resume)
  • EMCA Designation (copy to be included with resume)
  • Trade Certification in any discipline recognized by the Ontario College of Trades (copy to be included with resume)
  • Technical Rescue Training, (copy to be included with resume)
  • Previous experience in fire suppression, construction, trades mechanical, emergency medical,
  • large vehicle operation, fire prevention (please define if experience is full-time/part time/seasonal)
  • Community Service involvement (Define role and commitment level e.g., yearly, monthly, weekly)
A Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check is required, at the candidate's expense, to be submitted at the time of conditional job offer. Employment offers will only be made if the results of the candidate's Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check performed in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, are satisfactory.
All expenses associated with the recruitment process are the responsibility of the candidate.
Qualified candidates must complete the online job application form and must upload a resume, cover letter and copies of all required qualifications and credentials as one (1) pdf file with the maximum size of 10 MB.
All inquiries are to be submitted electronically via our Firefighter Recruitment Questions online Form only. Please do not telephone the Human Resources Department or the Fire Department.
Please join us for a Recruitment Open House on Wednesday June 7, 2017 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the Main Fire Hall - Central Services (60 Clarence St., Brantford).

Qualified candidates please attach a detailed .pdf format resume & cover letter.

Information gathered relative to this position will only be used for candidate selection.

We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process.


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