The City of Toronto requires successful completion of all stages (1-3) of the OFAI Candidate Testing Services and the OFAI Swim Test (as verified by possession of a current and valid CTS Certificate) prior to the date of application submission.

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

Questions regarding the Toronto’s recruitment process should be directed to Toronto. This recruitment closes on Wednesday December 27, 2023.  


Position ID: 43245
Job Category: Emergency, Fire and Paramedics Services
Division & Section: Fire Services, Fire Svcs Operations Command
Work Location: TBD
Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Permanent
Hourly Rate: $32.54 (2023 rate)
Shift Information: 42 hours per week
Affiliation: L3888 Firefighters
Number of Positions Open: Open: 20+
Posting Period: 06-Dec-2023 to 27-Dec-2023

Please read the important notes on the job posting before submitting an application:

  • You have one opportunity to apply per recruitment, this is indicated by the Job ID number. You can reapply when there is a new recruitment, with a new Job ID number.
  • You may not be able to modify or reapply once your application has been submitted.
  • Do not apply until you have minimum qualifications #3 (Driver’s Licence), #4 (OFAI), #5 (OFAI Swim), #6 (NFPA), #7 (CPR) & #8 (First Aid).
  • During the application, under “My Documents” / “Supporting Documents” section, you are required to upload minimum qualifications #3 (Driver’s Licence), #4 (OFAI), #5 (OFAI Swim), #6 (NFPA), #7(CPR) & #8 (First Aid) in one PDF file saved as “Documents Last Name, First Name.” Please note that the document cannot exceed the maximum file size limit of 5,000 kilobytes. Failing to do so may disqualify you at the screening (document review) stage.

Major Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Apparatus Captain, the responsibilities for this position include the following:

Emergency Duties:

  • Immediately responds in a timely fashion and deals with fire, medical, rescue and other emergency and non-emergency related calls as required.
  • Performs all emergency scene duties assigned such as but not limited to, firefighting, forcible entry, search and rescue, carrying hoses, climbing ladders, hooking hoses up to hydrants, breaking through walls and ceilings, protecting those in danger due to a fire, overhaul, technical rescues, emergency medical treatment and CPR hazardous materials scene support, property conservation, environmental conservation, and secures emergency scene for the safety of the public and other Firefighters.
  • Drives/operates any apparatus/vehicles in accordance with policy and Highway Traffic Act (HTA).
  • Operates all equipment utilized by TFS such as pumps, hoses, manual ladders, mechanical ladder, generators, automobile extrication equipment, etc.
  • Conducts inspections and helps ensure an emergency scene is in compliance with fire/life safety guidelines, prior to leaving the scene.
  • After returning from emergency scene cleans, inspects, and accounts for all equipment used and returns all equipment used to a state of readiness.
  • A team player who works effectively with their crew and with other first responders, such as police and paramedics, maintaining a high standard of professionalism.

Non –Emergency Duties:

  • Cleans, inspects and maintains equipment and apparatus on a daily basis.
  • Conducts full maintenance/safety check of vehicles and equipment.
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance tasks to equipment and apparatus.
  • Keeps fire station, equipment, quarters and grounds clean and orderly on a daily basis.
  • Completes all required training and retraining as assigned within the prescribed time periods indicated.
  • Participates in preplanning to familiarize themselves with immediate response area and new or unusual buildings in the station’s district, and with streets and roads under construction.
  • Educates the public about fire prevention and fire safety practices.
  • Participates in Pre-Incident Fire Planning.
  • Conducts fire safety inspections.

General Responsibilities:

  • Must understand and follow the Chain of Command at all times.
  • Must be in compliance with uniform SOGs including being well-groomed, professional and presentable to the public.
  • Must be, at all times, psychologically and physically prepared to respond to emergencies of any kind.
  • Must be able to work at heights or in a confined space as required.
  • Wears supplied safety equipment and uniforms.
  • Must be accepting of others differences and able to live and work with other firefighters in close quarters throughout shifts, where firefighters depend and trust each other to perform their duties successfully whether it be sharing routine tasks at the fire station, or providing services at an emergency scene.
  • Performs all work duties and activities in a safe and effective manner in accordance with City and TFS policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to follow direction of a senior officer.

In addition to the above duties the successful candidates are required to:

  • Continually maintain a high standard of professionalism, integrity, reliability and credibility, which are fundamental requirements for this position.
  • Function as an integral member of the City of Toronto workforce to support corporate vision and mission statements.
  • Function as an integral member of the Toronto Fire Service workforce to deliver and support Division specific vision and mission statements.
  • Function as an integral member of the Toronto Fire Service emergency response team to deliver and support Division specific goals of emergency response and preparedness.

Key Qualifications

  1. 18 years of age or older
  2. Legally entitled to work in Canada
  3. Must possess valid Ontario Driver’s Licence class D or higher (A, B or C) with a Z endorsement
  4. Successful completion of all stages (1-3) of the OFAI Candidate Testing Services (as verified by possession of a current and valid CTS Certificate) prior to the date of application submission.
  5. Successful completion of the OFAI Swim Test (as verified by possession of a current and valid certificate) prior to the date of application submission.
  6. Successful completion of NFPA 1001 Level 1 & 2 prior to the date of application submission.  The above NFPA 1001 Level 1 & 2 training must be secured from a post-secondary institution, in Ontario, (with either IFSAC or ProBoard seal) that is accredited to provide the above training to others as recognized by the Office of the Fire Marshall (OFM), Ontario, Canada or any institution outside of Ontario, Canada,  officially  accredited by either IFSAC or ProBoard. Candidates are strongly advised to confirm that the post-secondary institution they wish to attend, in Ontario, to secure the above NPFA 1001 training is recognized by the OFM and is accredited to provide such training. If the institution, in Ontario, you are attending is not recognized by the OFM to provide the above training to others, neither will it be recognized by Toronto Fire Services (TFS), in which case your application will not be considered for this posting.
  7. Possession of a current and valid minimum level CPR BLS/HCP Certificate or higher (e.g., EMR) issued prior to the date of application submission
  8. Possession of a current and valid minimum level Standard First Aid Certificate, issued by a WSIB approved First Aid Trainer prior to the date of application submission
  9. Must work on a 24-hour shift schedule that involves working weekends and holidays, where you will work an assigned shift averaging 42 hours per week over a four week period
  10. Must provide a Criminal Record Check obtained from a Police Service in Ontario to the satisfaction of Toronto Fire Services
  11. Must be fit and able to handle the sustained, intense physical and psychological effort required to perform duties of this position
  12. Willingness and ability to work in extremely adverse and dangerous situations
  13. Mechanical aptitude
  14. Must be familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations that apply to this work
  15. Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions
  16. Oral and written communication skills
  17. Report writing ability
  18. Problem solving/analytical skills
  19. Interpersonal/Interaction skills when dealing with the public, Fire Services staff and all other levels of City personnel
  20. Ability to effectively prioritize tasks/demands, as appropriate
  21. Ability to work within a team environment
  22. Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  23. Initiative
  24. Ability to work and positively interact within a diverse work environment
  25. Community service involvement
  26. Customer service skills


  • Commitment to volunteerism and community involvement as demonstrated by experience volunteering in social/civil/community events and initiatives, non-profit organizations, counselling, crisis intervention
  • Commitment to personal and professional development and in continuing training and education through ongoing learning
  • Training and Experience operating heavy vehicles (for example: trucks, tractor trailers, buses)
  • Military and/or Health Care experience
  • Demonstrated experience dealing with diverse communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to a healthy lifestyle
  • Multilingual skills preferred

Is your dream and passion to join Toronto Fire Services?

Are you excited about serving the public in Canada’s largest and most diverse city?

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Important Notes:

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

  • Interview may be conducted in person or remotely.
  • All documents must be current and valid on the date of your application submission. You may receive an email to submit documentation at a later date.
  • You have one opportunity to apply per recruitment, this is indicated by the Job ID number. You can reapply when there is a new recruitment, with a new Job ID number.
  • You may not able to modify or reapply once your application has been submitted.
  • Once you have confirmed that you have met all of the posted qualifications you are welcome to submit your application. Do not apply until you have all of the required current and valid documentation for submission.
  • Before applying please review the above website carefully to ensure you understand the requirements of this opportunity.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address associated with their SuccessFactors profile. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.


The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process.