Town of Midland-Probationary Firefighter (One Position)

Important Notes from Ontario Fire Administration Inc.

You must have Stages One, Two and Three to apply to the Town of Midland.  The Ontario Fire Administration Inc. does not submit your certificates or application to Midland.  Each candidate is required to submit their application directly to the Town of Midland with all the necessary requirements as per the requirements in their job posting.  Their job posting can be found at http://www.midland.ca/Pages/jobs.aspx

Questions regarding the Town of Midland recruitment process should be directed to Midland 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:

To view information on all stages, click 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 www.ofai.ca/faq

Town of Midland – Job Posting

POSITION OVERVIEW

Position Title:                      Probationary Fire Fighter

Openings:                            1 (one)

Department:                        Fire Department

Hours:                                   Various Shifts            

Local:                                    Midland Professional Fire Fighters Association           

Wage Rate:                          per collective agreement

Closing Date:                      March 25, 2016 4 pm local time

POSITION SUMMARY

The Fire Department provides 24 hour a day 7 days a week fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical assist services to the community.  Firefighters are also involved in fire prevention, public fire safety education, fire apparatus and equipment maintenance, and fire station maintenance activities.  Firefighters work shifts which necessitates working nights, through weekends and on holidays.

The following career information provides a summary of key components of the Midland Fire Department Firefighter recruitment and selection process. For an application and recruitment handbook contact the Director of Fire Services/Fire Chief

Eligibility Criteria and Qualifications:

All applicants are required to submit the following documentation along with a Town of Midland Application for Position of Firefighter Form (included) and a personal résumé.

Minimum Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma or equivalent

Valid Class “D” Ontario Driver’s Licence with “Z” Endorsement

Valid Standard First Aid and “Basic Rescuer” CPR (Level C) or better

Valid Candidate Testing Service Certificates for all stages through the Ontario Fire Administration Inc.

Be legally entitled to work in Canada

Have a pardon if previously convicted of a criminal offense

Willing to work a variety of shifts (weekends and statutory holidays)

An official transcript indicating successful completion of a Community College Endorsed Pre-Service Firefighter Training and Education Program and a letter from the OFM Testing Unit indicating success on the Provincial Fire Service Test, or

An Ontario Fire College, Firefighter Certificate of Achievement, or Firefighter Certificate of Equivalency; or

Proof of successful completion of a NFPA 1001; Firefighter I and II from an accredited institution; and

Ontario Fire College, Certificate of Achievement indicating successful completion of the Pumper Operations Course, or

Proof of successful completion of an equivalent program or training, subject to approval;

 Assets Considered:

• Sound knowledge of firefighting principles, practices and equipment gained through either formal training and/or practical experience

• Previous experience in a mechanical or building trade

SELECTION PROCESS

The selection process will consist of the following components; application, review current Candidate Testing Services (CTS) Certificates for all stages, interview and background check.

APPLY IN CONFIDENCE TO:

Glenda Green

Director of Human Resources

575 Dominion Avenue, Midland, ON L4R 1R2

Email: ggreen@midland.ca                       

Phone: (705)526-4275        Fax: (705)526-997

Midland Fire Department supports the Ontario Operations Firefighter standards for education and candidate testing at full time municipal fire services. These new standards are now incorporated into our recruitment and selection process: (1) the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001: Firefighter I & II Certification is the new minimum standard of education and, (2) the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Candidate Testing Services is the new provincial standardized candidate testing service for the full-time fire services.

The recruitment and selection process for a Probationary Firefighter position with the Midland Fire Department is highly competitive and includes several candidate evaluation steps. All candidates must successfully meet the minimum standards at each step to advance to the next step of the selection process.

Candidates are asked to meet specific criteria and submit documentation throughout the recruitment and selection process. The information you provide and all related documents are an integral part of your overall assessment. If offered a position you will be required to provide a satisfactory criminal reference check, proof of education, a clear driver’s abstract and a satisfactory drug screening.

SUMMARY OF FIREFIGHTER DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND WORKING CONDITIONS

The Fire Department provides 24 hour a day 7 days a week fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical assist services to the community.  Firefighters are also involved in fire prevention, public fire safety education, fire apparatus and equipment maintenance, and fire station maintenance activities.  Firefighters work shifts which necessitates working nights, through weekends and on holidays

  • Firefighting involves the saving of life and property through the suppression and prevention of fires and by providing emergency and rescue services.
  • A firefighter must fully realize and accept the responsibility of being a firefighter and shall perform to the best of their ability the duties assigned.
  •  A firefighter shall remember that he/she is in the eyes of the public while on duty, and shall conduct themselves in a professional, compassionate and sensitive manner at all times.
  • A firefighter shall refrain from using offensive statements or language at the emergency scene, in and around the fire stations and when on duty in public.
  • A firefighter shall respond promptly and efficiently to alarms, obey the orders of the officer in charge, share in the work that is required at emergency scenes, around the fire stations and when otherwise on duty.
  • A firefighter is responsible for rapidly and efficiently performing various duties under emergency conditions frequently involving considerable risk.
  • A firefighter’s tasks include routine duties in the maintenance of firefighting equipment and property, carrying out of specific orders and directions as received from a superior officer in the normal course of maintenance duties and firefighting.
  •  A firefighter must be committed to continuous training in fire suppression, prevention and emergency aid procedures.
  • Due to reasons of safety, facial hair that may affect the integrity of the face piece seal of self-contained breathing apparatus, i.e. beards and sideburns, is not permitted.
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