Town of East Gwillimbury-Paid On Call Firefighters

Important Notes from Ontario Fire Administration Inc.

You must have valid certificates for Stages One, Two, and Three (CPAT) to apply to the Town of East Gwillimbury. 

The Ontario Fire Administration Inc. does not submit your certificates or application to the Town of East Gwillimbury.  Each candidate is required to submit their application directly to the Town of East Gwillimbury with all the necessary requirements as per the instructions in their job posting. 

Their job posting can be found at:

Questions regarding the Town of East Gwillimbury's recruitment process should be directed to the Town of East Gwillimbury . 

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

Application deadline for this recruitment is August 27, 2017 by 4:00PM

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 within the immediate areas of Station 24, 26 or 28.
  • 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 AbilityTest (CPAT)

* Fees incurred for mandatory testing will be at the candidate’s expense.
**Testing certificates from each stage must accompany the application in Phase 2

Phase 2 – Application, Cover Letter & Resume submission to Human Resources – August 27, 2017

Phase 3- All Candidates will be invited to a POC Firefighter Information Night (Date to be determined)

Phase 4 – Interview

Phase 5 – Applicable Reference Check

Submit Application Package, Marked CONFIDENTIAL:
Quoting File No. 17 – 04

Human Resources Department
East Gwillimbury Civic Center
19000 Leslie Street, Sharon
ON, L0G 1V0
Application Deadline: August 27, 2017 by 4:00 p.m.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who are most qualified are being considered for an interview and will be contacted. The Town of East Gwillimbury is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Personal Privacy Act, personal information collected will only be used for candidate selection

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