Firefighter, City of Brampton Fire and Emergency Services

Important Notes from Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI)

You must have Stages One, Two and Three OR the ability to attain certification within 18 months from the date a conditional offer of employment is extended. Please ensure you read updates to our testing as we are still operating on a limited capacity on testing days due to COVID-19.  Do not call the office prior to reading this information.
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 posting closes on Wednesday, October 28, 2020Questions regarding the City of Bramptons's recruitment process should be directed to them directly.

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My Community. My Lifestyle. My Career.

Firefighter Opportunity

Are you interested in helping to build a safe community?  If so, City of Brampton Fire and Emergency Services may be the right place for you….

Bring your talents and step into a firefighter career where serving our diverse community and the opportunities to make a difference is endless.   Our Brampton Fire and Emergency Services team is driven by exceptional service delivery and our behaviours and decisions are guided by our core values of courage, trust, compassion and integrity.  As a valued member of our team you will feel the pride of values-driven achievements and experience life-long supportive relationships.  Be part of a fast-paced and rewarding environment where you can bring your best work forward in helping to build a safe community, improving Emergency Response, Public Safety and Public Education and inspire results for the citizens of Brampton.

What a Career at Brampton Fire Emergency Services can offer you:

  • Great pay, pension, healthcare and other amazing benefits.
  • 24 hour shifts, 7 times per month ~ allowing you to commit your time to personal interests
  • Make a difference in the community
  • Experience advanced training and the latest technology
  • Grow and develop as a person.

In this highly visible role, you will:

  • Serve as a highly valued and respected member of the community;
  • Feel the excitement that comes with serving the community. Every shift has a different challenge or situation requiring a diverse set of skills;
  • Ensure extraordinary experiences for everyone we serve and make amazing things happen for our community;
  • Perform duties related to public education;
  • Respond to all emergencies when called upon;
  • Combating fires;
  • Performing rescue operations and providing medical assistance in an emergency environment;
  • Handle routine maintenance of firefighting equipment/ department property;
  • Public fire safety education and inspect properties and equipment for fire hazards;
  • Handle state of the art apparatus and modern equipment;
  • Have the ability to help your community and network as an ambassador at charity and community events;
  • Participate in continuous learning to advance your knowledge and skills;
  • Be part of a culture that values the personal and professional growth and development; and
  • Perform other similar and related duties as assigned.


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or academic equivalent;
  • NFPA 1001 - Fire Fighter I & II Certified (Proof of Pro Board Seal or IFSAC);
  • Completion of the Ontario Fire Administration-Candidate Testing Program Stages One, Two and Three  OR the ability to attain certification within 18 months from the date a conditional offer of employment is extended;
  • Valid and current First Aid and CPR Certificate; 
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence with ability to obtain DZ licence from the date a conditional offer of employment is extended;


  • Demonstrate a high standard of professionalism in your interactions with internal stakeholders and the public;
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to adapt to situations quickly;
  • Commitment to volunteerism and community involvement;
  • Commitment to personal and professional development and in continuing training and education through ongoing learning;
  • Demonstrates initiative & well being of self & others, in accordance to operating standards & procedures
  • Compassion and caring for others;
  • Ability to effectively communicate to diverse audiences;
  • Ability to work and manage effectively under stressful conditions;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Culturally aware and sensitive to others from different backgrounds.


  • Experience in customer service and/or public service roles an asset;
  • Volunteer experience in community roles (including firefighting) an asset;
  • Multiple language skills and experience with different cultures an asset.

Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad.

**Applicants are required to upload at time of application if completed: Ontario Secondary School Diploma or academic equivalent; NFPA 1001 - Fire Fighter I & II Certified (Proof of Pro Board Seal or IFSAC); OFAI certifications, First Aid and CPR Certificate**

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

**Starting Salary: $61,816.00

Job status: Permanent

Job Type:   Union

Applications must be received by: October, 28, 2020

Alternate formats will be provided upon request.

Transportation costs and the OFAI Candidate Testing Program fees are the responsibility of the applicant.

If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online at: Quoting Reference #103842 by October 28, 2020 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

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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