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2015-43 - Career Firefighters - Full Time (4 Flex and 1 Regular Platoon) INTERNAL (IAFF Career Firefighters only)

2015-43 - Career Firefighters - Full Time (4 Flex and 1 Regular Platoon) INTERNAL (IAFF Career Firefighters only)

Status: Position Filled


Posting #: 2015-43
Title: Career Firefighters - Full Time (4 Flex and 1 Regular Platoon) INTERNAL (IAFF Career Firefighters only)
This posting is only open to current City of Chilliwack employees.
Department: Fire Department
Duties: This is a skilled position entailing firefighting, rescue, hazardous materials, emergency medical care, responding to fire alarms and other related emergency services under emergency conditions frequently involving considerable risk.

The incumbent is required to participate in fire prevention programs and to safeguard life, property and the environment. The incumbent is required to inspect all types of buildings and facilities to ensure compliance with municipal, provincial and federal fire safety codes, regulations and bylaws. The incumbent will deliver and support fire safety and fire prevention programs for public, commercial and industrial occupancies and groups. The incumbent is required to participate in and provide support of the investigation of fires, to determine cause and origin.

The incumbent is required to deliver and aid other members in the instruction of paid-on call and career members in various aspects of fire service training.

The incumbent will be required to perform routine housekeeping and maintenance of firefighting/rescue equipment, vehicles and real property related to the Fire Department. The incumbent will be required to perform other related duties as assigned.

Assignments and responsibilities are performed under general supervision and performance is subject to review, inspection and evaluation by the shift supervisor (Company Officer).
Education: Must have completed Grade 12, or an acceptable combination of training and experience;
Must be certified to NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level 2;
Must possess a current First Responder Level III Licence and be able to effectively administer emergency medical care to the injured;
Must be in possession of a valid Class 3, B.C. Driver's Licence to operate firefighting vehicles and equipment, including Air Brake endorsement and completion of the National Academy for Professional Driving (NAPD) course, with a demonstrated safe driving record.
Skills: Must be medically and physically fit;
Extensive knowledge of the methods, procedures and practices used in fighting all classes of fires, a variety of rescue work and the mitigation of hazardous material incidents;
Extensive knowledge of the operation of all apparatus, equipment and methods used in combating, extinguishing and preventing fires and in rescue work;
Extensive knowledge safety practices and procedures in all types of work;
Extensive knowledge of rules and regulations of the fire department;
Good knowledge of building construction and the geography of the municipality;
Good knowledge of fire ground hydraulics and effective use of fire pumps;
Knowledge of fire prevention, inspection and investigation methods, procedures, bylaws, codes, acts and related regulations governing the work;
Ability to react quickly, calmly and exercise sound judgement in stressful situations;
Ability to maintain Fire Department firefighting vehicles and equipment;
Ability to provide effective and structured training to all fire department members;
Ability to provide effective fire safety presentations to community groups and members;
Ability to understand written and verbal instructions in English and complete a variety of reports and forms;
Ability to operate a computer and possess basic skills and experience with Microsoft software;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Municipal officials and staff, Fire Department members and the general public.
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Closed: 2015-07-24 04:30 PM
Posted: 2015-07-10
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