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Current jobs available in the fire and emergency services sector are listed below.

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Airport Firefighters - Deadline - until suitable applicants found
The Ottawa International Airport Authority is looking to recruit for three (one year) term Airport Firefighter positions.

The company website is:

Qualification required:
NFPA 1001 I & II
NFPA 1003
NFPA 472
Ontario (or equivalent) DZ Driver’s license
High School Diploma

To learn more about this opportunity or to apply, contact:
Francois Jacquet
Fire Chief, Emergency Response Services
Ottawa International Airport Authority
Chef Pompier, Services d'intervention d'urgence
Administration de l'aéroport international d'Ottawa

Tel. / Tél. : 613-248-2142
Fax / Téléc. : 613-248-2150
Initial Attach Crew - Wildland Fire Fighters - Deadline - Jan 26/18
Initial Attack Crew Members - Wildland Fire Fighter

Company:Manitoba Wildfire Program
Application Deadline: 1/26/2018
(Students from the fire fighting, forestry and environmental science/resource management programs are encouraged to apply)

Job Location:Various locations across Manitoba
Position Type:Summer

Contact Information:
Name:Chris Kuzenko - Fire Control Officer
Address:Box 4000, Lac Du Bonnet, Manitoba R0E1A0

Job Description:

Under the direction of a Helitac Officer, District Supervisor and/or the Crew Leader, you will be a crew member on a 4 or 5-person initial attack forest fire fighting crew. Duties include:

•Providing suppression action on forest fires utilizing helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, boats, vehicles or other ground transportation means.
•Use and maintenance of forest firefighting equipment.
•Providing training and supervision for emergency fire fighters.
•Participating in employee training and development programs, and will be expected to participate in a mandatory daily fitness program.
•Assisting with maintenance & construction projects as assigned while not engaged in fire suppression.
•Conducting work activities in accordance with Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulations.

Job Qualifications:

Essential Qualifications:
•Experience in outdoor work involving manual labour.

Desired Qualifications:
•Experience in the use of small engine equipment, camping gear, and power tools.
•Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills.
•Training and/or experience in wildfire suppression.
•Knowledge of wildfire behaviour and fire weather.
•Experience flying in small fixed-wing aircraft and/or helicopters.

Conditions of Employment
•Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
•Will be required to possess and maintain a valid full stage Manitoba Class 5 driver’s licence or equivalent (an Intermediate stage Manitoba Class 5 driver’s licence is acceptable on a temporary basis. Candidates are expected to attain and maintain a full stage Class 5 driver’s licence on a permanent basis.)
•Will be required to possess and maintain current certification in First Aid and CPR.
•Must be physically capable to perform the duties required of the position such as operation of chainsaws, carrying firefighting equipment, and working in adverse weather conditions.
•Will be required to successfully pass the Canadian Physical Performance Exchange Standard for Type 1 Wildland Fire Fighters (WFX-FIT) fitness test.
•Must be willing and able to work weekends, overtime, and be deployed provincially, inter-provincially, or internationally as/when required.

Job Start Date:April 1, 2018
Job End Date:September 7, 2018

Application Requirements: Resume, Cover Letter, Application Form and References
How to Apply: Online

Wildland Firefighter - Deadline - Nov 30/17
Wildland Firefighter

Company:Government of Alberta
Application Deadline: 11/30/2017

Job Location:Alberta
Position Type:Summer

Contact Information:
Name:Leigh Middleton-Rappel Spotter
Address:9th floor, 9920 – 108 Street, Edmonton, Alberta t5k2m4

Job Description:
The Alberta Government is recruiting wildland firefighters for the 2018 fire season. This is a great opportunity for students to earn a good summer income, gain valuable work experience, and have lots of fun in the Alberta outdoors.

Job Qualifications:
Prior to training camp, all candidates must have and be able to show proof of: a valid standard first aid certificate with CPR, a driver's license, defensive driving certificate, and a valid high school diploma or equivalent.

Salary:$21.08 - $25.95 per hour
Hours:15 days on/6 days off. Guaranteed to work 8.25 hours (minus lunch break) per day. Typical hours are 10-12 per day during high fire hazard days which usually make up the bulk of the summer.
Job Start Date:May1, 2018
Job End Date:Late August

How to Apply: Online
Fire Extinguisher Inspection & Maintenance Technician - Deadline - Nov 30/17
Fire Extinguisher Inspection & Maintenance Technican

Company:1787250 Alberta Ltd. o/a First Step Fire & Safety Services
Application Deadline:

Job Location:Wainwright & Area
Position Type:Full-time

Contact Information:
Name:Krista Murray, Accounting & Admin
Address:1907 17 Avenue, Wainwright, Alberta T9W 1L2

Job Description:
Inspection, maintenance, recharging & re-qualification of fire extinguishers. Customer on site inspection, shop recharging, maintenance & re-qualification. Customer relations & sales.

Job Qualifications:
Certified Fire Extinguisher Inspection & maintenance

Hours:Monday to Friday 8-5 (some weekends will be required)

Application Requirements: Resume and References
How to Apply: Email

NFPA 1003 Certified Firefighter - Deadline - Dec 1/17
NFPA 1003 Certified Firefighter

Company:ATCO Structures & Logistics
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
(Students from the NFPA 1003 program are encouraged to apply)

Job Location:Moose Jaw, SK
Position Type:Full-time

Contact Information:
Name:Jeff Ferguson - Recruitment Advisor
Address:15 Wing, Moose Jaw, SK S0H 0N0

Job Description:
Under the direction and leadership of the Fire Chief, we are seeking a Firefighter to join our National Flight Training Center project located in Moosejaw, SK. The Firefighter is responsible for responding as a member of the duty crew to all airfield emergencies and provides standby support for hazardous material spills during flying hours. The Firefighter will also participate in daily training and exercises, verify the operational readiness of the fire vehicle and on board equipment and assist in the maintenance of an adequate inventory of firefighting consumable stores.

•Responds as a firefighter at airfield emergency situations and hazardous materials spills and exercises command (Red Leader) and control at emergencies in the absence of the Fire Chief.
•Carries out daily vehicle and equipment checks and verifies personal protective equipment.
•Inspects, maintains and recharges hand held fire extinguishers of all classes.
•Conducts basic extinguisher and fire safety training for site personnel.
•Ensures adequate numbers of charged breathing air cylinders are on hand;
•Conducts various building and fire inspections.
•Carries out monthly and annual inspections supported by required trades when necessary on various fire suppression systems.
•Assists in and maintains training and incident logs.
•May be required to assist in the operation of the POL facility from time to time.
•Advises on Life Safety and National Building Code/National Fire Code aspects of proposed facility alterations when requested under.
•Ability to assist in briefing of subcontractors on fire and aerodrome safety.
•Participates in daily fitness training program, as authorized by the Fire Chief.
•Assist with bird and mammal control on the aerodrome as required.
•Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:
•Fire Fighter Level l (NFPA 1001)
•Airport Fire Fighter (NFPA 1003)
•Fire Apparatus Driver Operator (NFPA 1002), or be able to achieve accreditation within 3 years
•Fire Inspector Level l ( NFPA 1031) or be able to achieve accreditation within 4 years
•Fire Officer Level I (NFPA 1021) or be able to achieve accreditation within 5 years (in order to act as Red Leader in the absence of the Fire Chief)
•Standard First Aid and CPR “C”
•CARS Re-certification – annual training
•WHMIS training
•Lock-Out / Tag-Out Training
•Radio Proficiency
•Ramp DDC
•Fit Test – Full Mask training
•Valid Saskatchewan Class 5 driver’s license

Job Start Date:ASAP
Application Requirements: Resume
How to Apply: Email or Online

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