POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of an officer, the firefighter, is responsible for controlling and extinguishing fire, salvage, and rescue work; providing fire prevention education to the community, and many other duties. Duties within a Fire Station involve training and emergency response preparedness, and maintenance of station, vehicles, and equipment.


1. Responds to emergencies and operates tools and equipment including:

  • Uses all issued personal protective clothing and equipment including Self Contained Breathing Apparatus;
  • Uses hoses, nozzles, adapters, appliances, and portable extinguishers;
  • Operates fire hydrants, sprinklers, standpipe connections and fire protection systems;
  • Sets-up and operates from ladders;
  • Uses forcible entry and extrication tools, including hand tools and gas powered saws;
  • Uses technical rescue equipment including rope rescue equipment, and heavy hydraulic extrication tools;
  • Performs salvage and overhaul including the use of air quality monitors and ventilation fans;
  • Administers medical care using BLS equipment, oxygen administration, and external defibrillators; and
  • Preserves evidence at emergency scenes.

2. Drives and operates all fire department vehicles and apparatus.

3.Maintains knowledge and familiarity with departmental guidelines, policies, and procedures.

4. Participates in Pre-Incident Planning, Home Fire Safety Program, and all department public service programs.

5. Participates in on-going professional development through training and education, and engages in written, practical and oral examinations as is stipulated by Department policy and legislation.

6. Adheres to departmental and corporate policies and procedures.

7. Cleans, decontaminates and maintains personal protective clothing, and equipment.

8. Cleans and maintains the fire station, furnishings and property.

9. Maintains professionalism and courtesy in performing their duties.

10. Performs other duties as may be directed by superior officers.

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