Fire Fighter

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9 December 2022

Position: Fire Fighter

Starting Range: $23.33 – $26.23 (Pending Education & Experience)

Duration: Full-Time Report to: Fire Chief

POSITION SUMMARY
The Fire Fighter is to prevent and safely minimize losses of life and property and will provide protection to the environment from fire and other emergencies at the highest level within the Garden River First Nation and with the resources available. The Firefighter functions within legislative requirements, regulations, policies and procedures and the Mission, Beliefs and Vision of the Garden River First Nation, and contributes to the accomplishment of the strategic priorities.

DUTIES
• Responding to 911 and other emergency calls related to fire services and proceeding to extinguish fire using knowledge acquired through training in a safe and conscientious manner
• Automatically respond when dispatch to all medical and highway calls and apply first aid to victim and/or prepare victims for transport to hospital when necessary (boundary is the city limits to Echo Bay bridge)
• Responding to emergency calls on waterways when dispatched and assist main response unit if necessary
• Assisting with Search and Rescue unit in locating those who have lost their way (e.g. Coast Guard/Search and Rescue)
• Completing incident reports after response to 911 or any other call for assistance in a complete and accurate fashion
• Recording all activities in a log that will be kept at the fire department quarters.
• Assisting the Ministry of Natural Resources with firefighting when necessary.
• Carrying out daily routine inspection of equipment to ensure it is in working condition, before start of shift and at the end of shift in presence of next shift’s crew (2 from each crew required)
• Performing inventory control to be carried out at least once every 30 days to ensure supplies are adequate
• Installation and monthly inspection of fire extinguishers in all GRFN buildings, providing training to staff and community members
• Carrying out inspections of elder’s chimneys, smoke, and carbon monoxide detectors and clean if necessary
• Community building infrastructure inspections and presentation of findings with recommendations to CAO
• Assisting with the security and maintenance of the Pow Wow grounds for Garden River’s annual Pow Wow
• Maintaining grounds for community buildings, baseball field and other related duties
• Maintenance of uniforms and ensuring standard dress to be worn at all times when on duty
• Performing other duties as may be required or assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
• Required proof of Grade 12 diploma
• Required proof of valid DZ license
• Required proof of Chainsaw Usage Certificate and Marine Safety Ticket
• Required proof of valid and current First Aid and CPR certificate (Level C Standard) First Response and WHMIS certificates
• Required proof of adequate vision, hearing, mobility and dexterity to perform routine and non-routine firefighting tasks
• Ability to lift heavy equipment /loads as needed (carry equipment weighing 20 to 40 lbs. upstairs while wearing protective gear weighing at least 50lbs or to carry or rescue-drag individuals weighing over 200lbs)
• Certified Firefighter or Certified Career Firefighter through the Ontario Fire Marshal (Components 1,2,3 testing) or equivalent;
• Firefighter experience (volunteer or professional); Wild land
• Ability to work in a team environment.
• Provide proof of medial assessment for:
     o Visual Acuity Test. Uncorrected Vision requirement of 20/30 per eye
     o Colour Vision Test. Have no defectiveness in colour vision
     o Depth Perception Test
     o Hearing assessment. Hearing loss is 40 decibels on either ear, anything more is considered a fail.
     o Successful candidates will also be required to complete a Physical Assessment using the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
• Ability to work varied shifts for 24-hour coverage of fire department
• Provide CPIC and Vulnerable persons certificate upon hire
• Must undergo a criminal record check prior to employment (At Applicant Expense)

*For a copy of the full job description please email employment@gardenriver.org and one can be forwarded*
Interested applicants can email or drop off their cover letter, detailed resume, three work related references by:
January 3, 2023 @ 4:30PM Please address the envelope and/or email “Fire Fighter – 2022-140” and submit to:
Human Resources
Garden River First Nation
7 Shingwauk Street, Garden River, ON P6A 6Z8
Email: employment@gardenriver.org

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