East Gwillimbury-Paid on Call Firefighters

Important Notes from Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI)
You must have valid certificates for Stages One, Two, and CPAT to apply to East Gwillimbury.
OFAI does not submit candidate certificates or applications to East Gwillimbury. Each candidate is required to submit their application directly to East Gwillimbury with all the necessary requirements, as per the instructions in their job posting.  The job posting can be found at: http://www.eastgwillimbury.ca/Assets/Paid+on+Call+Firefighter.pdf
The posting closes September 7, 2018 at 4:00PM. Questions regarding the East Gwillimbury recruitment process should be directed to East Gwillimbury.
Information about OFAI's Candidate Testing Program can be found by clicking on the following links:
To access our Frequently Asked Questions, visit www.ofai.ca/faq.

The Town of East Gwillimbury
Paid on Call Firefighters 

Located just north of Toronto in the Region of York, The Town of East Gwillimbury offers a fully balanced lifestyle and a wonderful place to live and work. Communities include Holland Landing, River Drive Park, Sharon, Queensville and Mount Albert – each inviting, with their own rich history and unique charms. Farms, forests, recreational and business areas add to the overall character of the Town. Poised for significant growth, the current population of 24,000 is projected to reach 150,000 by 2051. Strategic, Official and Master Plans help guide the way.

Job Duties

The primary function of a POC Firefighter is to protect and mitigate the community from a wide variety of emergencies & non-emergency events. POC Firefighters carry out active, community education and fire prevention activities, fire suppression, as well as participating in the promotion of an environment of public safety. Duties specifically involve fire prevention and inspection activities, community education as well as vehicle and equipment maintenance.  POC Firefighters are active participants in ongoing training dealing with all phases of fire suppression including inspection, rescue and emergency operations/medical support.   

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must reside or work within the boundaries of East Gwillimbury.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada (Canadian citizen, a landed immigrant or work permit).
  • Grade 12 level education or equivalent (e.g. General Education Diploma).
  • Hold and produce a valid Ontario driver's license, and have a good driving record with no more than six (6) demerits.
  • Possess a valid CPR certification as well as a First Aid certificate  (or current Red Cross First Responder program)
  • Be capable of handling intense and sustained physical effort.
  • Pass a recognized health/fitness assessment as approved by the Town dated no later than six (6) months prior to hire date.
  • Obtain medical clearance including  meeting the prescribed hearing and visual requirements (20/30 in each eye without corrective lenses) and possess no significant colour vision abnormalities
  • Able to pass a Vulnerable Sector Security Check
  • Possess high standards of work ethics, professionalism, team orientation, and well-developed interpersonal skills.

Additional Assets

  • Possess a Class “D” license, D-Z preferred
  • Pre-Service Fire Fighter Education & Training Program Certification, OR
  • NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter I & II certified from an accredited program from a recognized institution, accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or the Pro Board, OR
  • OFM curriculum components 1,2 and 3 with examination certificate, OR
  • Minimum (2) years experience as a full-time firefighter in a municipal fire department, OR
  • Minimum (5) years experience as a part-time firefighter in a municipal fire department.

Recruitment Procedure

Phase 1 – Pre-qualification Testing

Candidates are responsible for scheduling and completing the following through OFAI at FESTI:


Stage One

  • National Fire Select Test 

Stage Two

  • Medical Screening
  • Clinical Assessment 
  • CPAT Orientation (Optional)

Stage Three

  • Candidate Physical Fitness Test 

* Fees incurred for mandatory testing will be at the candidate’s expense.
**Testing certificates from each stage must accompany the application in Phase 3

Phase 2- All interested candidates will be invited to a POC Firefighter Information Night, on June 13th, 2018 at 7:00pm. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to hr@eastgwillimbury.ca

Phase 3 – Application, Cover Letter & Resume submission to Human Resources – September 7, 2018 by 4:00pm

Phase 4 – Interview

Phase 5 – Applicable Reference Check


Submit Application Package, Marked CONFIDENTIAL:
Quoting File No. 18 – 16

Human Resources Department
East Gwillimbury Civic Center
19000 Leslie Street, Sharon
ON, L0G 1V0
Application Deadline: September 7, 2018 by 4:00 p.m.

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