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2020-63 - Company Officer - Captain (Full Time)

2020-63 - Company Officer - Captain (Full Time)

Status: Position Filled


Posting #: 2020-63
Title: Company Officer - Captain (Full Time)
This posting is only open to current IAFF Local 2826 Members.
Department: Fire Department
Duties: The incumbent in this class assists management to achieve safe, effective and efficient operation of the Fire Department through reliable performance and supervision of a company of firefighters tasked with firefighting, rescue, emergency medical operations, and fire prevention duties. The incumbent in this class will observe and comply with local government regulations, departmental policies and safety practices. The Company Officer is responsible for assisting chief officers to maintain discipline and morale of the Fire Department, as well as other related duties as assigned. The work is evaluated in terms of effective leadership, performance of assigned staff, adherence to safety regulations, staff development and morale, and condition and maintenance of equipment. The incumbent supports the Department’s core values of safety, respect, teamwork, and customer service.

Supervises the command of a company including apparatus, equipment and assigned personnel subject to guidelines, rules, safety regulations and direct orders of a chief officer;

Responds to incidents including fires, rescue, public assistance, emergency medical and first responder action for spills or leaks of hazardous materials and decides how to best resolve or mitigate the situation;

Supervises the servicing, maintenance, cleaning and minor repair of apparatus, equipment and facilities, including the return of apparatus and equipment to service;

Responsible for the company training, including the planning, assessment, and delivery of all company level training, and training of paid on-call firefighters as assigned. Responsible for the development and evaluation of assigned staff through lectures, classes and drills;

Conducts company fire inspections and supervises and/or assists with other fire and life safety inspections, hall tours and fire safety education activities as assigned;

Conducts preliminary fire investigations for fire origin and cause;

Advises the public and enforces fire regulations and City bylaws, and otherwise promotes and maintains effective public relations;

Prepares and maintains a wide variety of records including training records and leave applications;

Maintains discipline, adherence to safety rules and receives and communicates orders and information to staff;

Maintains and oversees equipment inventory assigned to the company;

Participates in the development and implementation of fire preplans; and,

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Extensive knowledge of emergency scene management using the Incident Command System and BCEMS;

Extensive knowledge of the methods used in firefighting, rescue, hazardous material incidents including decontamination procedures, and other related emergencies;

Extensive knowledge of the operation and maintenance of all firefighting apparatus and equipment;

Extensive knowledge of fire codes, local government bylaws, and fire prevention practices;

Considerable knowledge of the rules, policies and operational guidelines of the City of Chilliwack and Chilliwack Fire Department;

Considerable knowledge of building construction, fire service hydraulics and the geography of the City;

Considerable knowledge of safety regulations as they pertain to firefighter safety;

Education: Must have at least six (6) years firefighter experience;

Must have completed Grade 12 education;

Must have completed NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Level 1 (FO1), and Fire Officer Level 2 (FO2) or complete FO2 within 1 year of being appointed as a Captain;

Must have completed NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor Level 1;

Must be physically fit and maintain the standard of fitness required by the Department;

Must possess and maintain a valid BC First Responder Level III License (including AED and spinal endorsement) and a current CPR Level “C” certificate; and,

Must possess a valid Class 3 BC driver's license with air brake endorsement.
Skills: Good verbal and written communication skills;

Ability to provide effective training lecture/presentations;

Ability to lead others effectively, maintain discipline and foster teamwork;

Ability to react quickly and remain calm and exercise good judgement under duress and stressful conditions;

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with all Department officials, all staff members and paid on-call members;

Ability to recognize, rectify and report upon actual or potential safety hazards;

Ability to prepare and maintain a variety of comprehensive records and reports; and,

Ability to use computers for reporting and data collection.


The incumbent will be required to work in accordance with the published shift schedule and, as authorized, work overtime. The incumbent must be of good health and satisfactorily meet the requirements of the job and working outdoors regardless of the weather. The incumbent must wear safety equipment as appropriate in the performance of their duties. The incumbent will have union dues deducted in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

Salary: As per the Firefighter Collective Agreement
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Closed: 2020-10-09 04:30 PM
Posted: 2020-09-25
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