City of Cambridge Recruitment - Firefighter - Probationary Level

Important Notes from Ontario Fire Administration Inc.

You must have Stages One, Two and Three and a Swim Test to apply to the City of Cambridge.  The Ontario Fire Administration Inc. does not submit your certificates or application to Cambridge.  Each candidate is required to submit their application directly to the City of Cambridge with all the necessary requirements as per the requirements in their job posting.  Their job posting can be found at

Questions regarding the City of Cambridge recruitment process should be directed to Cambridge directly.  Questions and information regarding the Ontario Fire Administration Inc. Candidate Testing Program and Certificates can be found on this website by clicking on the following links:

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Candidate Information - Stage Testing Process
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About the City of Cambridge

The City of Cambridge is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. It is strategically located astride highway 401 in southwestern Ontario, part of Canada’s Technology Triangle. With a multicultural mix and a strong foundation of support services, Cambridge has a diverse economic base with leading industries in advanced manufacturing, automotive, technology, pharmaceutical, business and financial services and hospitality/retail. The Corporation of the City of Cambridge is an employer with a progressive work environment focused on creativity and innovation, and offers opportunity for career growth and advancement.

Cambridge celebrates the uniqueness of its founding communities and is united by its heritage, rivers, cultures and common future.  Cambridge residents and visitors enjoy the natural environment, safe, clean, caring, sustainable and accessible neighbourhoods with a wide variety of lifestyle and housing options and ample cultural and recreational opportunities.

Fire Fighter

In a team environment and under command of a Fire Fighting Captain, you will be responsible for fire suppression duties such as mitigating fire losses, performing rescue operations and providing medical assistance in emergency situations.  You will also be responsible for routine maintenance of fire fighting equipment/department property, public fire safety education and inspect properties and equipment for fire hazards.  Perform other similar and related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possess a Secondary School Graduation Certificate or equivalent
  • Graduate of the Pre-Service Fire Fighter Education and Training Program or NFPA 1001 – Fire Fighter I and II Certified
  • Valid Ontario Unrestricted Class “DZ” Driver’s License (by the interview stage)
  • Valid and current First Aid (Emergency First Responder Level) and CPR and AED  Certificates
  • Successful completion of the Ontario Fire Administration Candidate Testing Program (Stages One,  Two and Three and Swim Test)
  • Meet all employment conditions as required by the City of Cambridge

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Fire Fighter or Certified Career Fire Fighter through the Ontario Fire Marshal (Components 1, 2, 3 testing) or equivalent
  • Fire Fighter experience (volunteer or professional)
  • Fire Technology education
  • Mechanical training or experience
  • Medical training (ie  Emergency Medical Responder Level, Paramedic, Nursing, etc)
  • Knowledge of fire fighting equipment, terminology and practice
  • Demonstrated community service involvement
  • Dedication to customer service
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment

For further list of qualifications, refer to the City of Cambridge website.

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