Fire Fighters

Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services is a highly skilled and supportive team that protects Canada’s 6th largest city. We put our lives on the line for our community and our fellow team members every day. Are you up for the challenge?

The City of Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services will be accepting applications for the Probationary Firefighters starting October 14, 2016.    

If you have any questions, please contact us at Firefighter.Recruitment@mississauga.ca.

New OFAI Certification for 2016 Recruitment Campaign

  1. To be eligible for the Probationary Firefighter position applicants must possess a valid OFAI Candidate Testing Service Certificate including Stage One, Two and Three. Certificate must be valid throughout the duration of the entire recruitment process. Please visit www.ofai.ca  for more information.
     
  2. Fall 2016 applicant list will be used for one (1) year. Please note that it is your responsibility to keep your OFAI Candidate Testing Service Certification valid.

2016 Open Houses 
Mississauga Fire will be hosting open houses across Mississauga over the next several months to provide information about the upcoming Firefighter Recruitment Campaign. This will give you an opportunity to talk to firefighters, see the Fire Hall/ Equipment/Trucks and have your questions answered. The dates, times and locations are listed below. Looking forward to seeing you there!
 

  • Saturday, August 27, 2016 @ 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Fire Station #118
    1045 Bristol Road West (Google Map)
  • Saturday, September 10, 2016 @ 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Fire Station #122
    3600 Thomas Street (Google Map)
  • Saturday, October 1, 2016 @ 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Fire Station #106
    1355 Winding Trail (Google Map)

Do I Qualify?

Minimum qualifications:  

  • NEW possess a valid Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Service certificate including Stage One, Two and Three. Certificate must be valid throughout the duration of the entire recruitment process. Please visit www.ofai.ca  for more information.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of application
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or academic equivalent
  • Possess a valid and unrestricted Ontario’s Driver’s License, minimum Class “G” and a driving record that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga.
    • Successful applicants must receive a Class “DZ” Ontario Driver’s License within 6 months of hire date.
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR “C” Level certificate.
  • Excellent hearing without the use of artificial aids.
  • Visual acuity of 20/30 uncorrected in each eye and colour vision which is safe for firefighting.
  • Ability to swim proficiently.
  • Effective English communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and precisely in stressful situations
  • Criminal Record Search, Vulnerable Sector Screening that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga from the Police Service where you reside at the time of the interview.
  • Successfully complete medical, practical and swimming tests during recruitment process.
     

What would make me a preferred applicant?

  • Firefighter Pre-Service Education & Training Program or NFPA Firefighter Certification (NFPA 1001 including Fire Fighter I & II)
  • Previous experience in Fire suppression, construction, trades mechanical, emergency services (e.g. Paramedic), Military/Coast Guard, fire prevention, large vehicle operation, and/or operating heavy equipment
  • Community College diploma in Fire Protection Engineering Technician/Technology Program
  • Fluency in a second language or sign language
  • Trades Qualification(s)
  • Lifeguard (NLS Certification)
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) or Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) Training
  • Occupational Health and Safety Training
  • Climbing Skills - Mountain/Rope
  • Medical, Ski Patrol or Other Professional Emergency Service Certification
  • Coaching/Teaching/Counselling/Recreation Leadership
  • Volunteer and/or community involvement
  • Confined Space Training

What do firefighters do?

  • Medical Aid - administer First Aid and CPR, in addition to cardiac care using semi-automatic defibrillators.
  • Rescue Operations - Search and rescue; removing injured persons from motor vehicles, industrial accidents and confined spaces; water rescue.
  • Firefighting - handling hose lines, operating firefighting equipment using hand tools.
  • Public Education - presenting programs and attending public events to promote fire safety awareness.
  • Fire Prevention - inspecting commercial, industrial and residential buildings; enforcing the Provincial Building and Fire Codes and Municipal by-laws; preparing emergency pre-plans.
  • Hazardous Material Management - controlling toxic spills that may endanger the public or the environment.
  • Maintenance - daily upkeep of grounds, buildings and apparatus.

On the job training in the above techniques is provided on a continuous basis to all firefighters

Recruitment Process

  1. Application
    • Candidates must possess a valid Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Service certificate including Stage One, Two and Three. Certificate must be valid at the time of application and throughout the duration of the entire recruitment process. Please visit www.ofai.ca  for more information.
    • The City of Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services will be accepting applications for the Firefighters starting
      October 14, 2016 up to October 31, 2016.
    • To submit your application to the Firefighter, please refer to www.mississauga.ca/jobs during the posting period. Please note that only applications received online prior to the deadline will be considered. You will be required to complete an online questionnaire when you submit your application. Please fill this out completely. Once you have successfully submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email informing you that your application has been successfully sent.
    • *IMPORTANT* It your responsibility to maintain current contact information in their online profile. All correspondence to applicants will be via email and/or phone in their online profile.
       
  2. Interviews
    • Selected candidates will be contacted to schedule first round interviews and second round interviews
      • First Round interview panel typically consists of Fire District Chiefs. 
      • Second Round interview panel typically consists of the Fire Chief and/or Assistant Chief(s). 
  3. Assessments
    • Practical Assessment
    • Medical/Swim Assessment
    • References
      • Selected candidates will be required to provide 3 work related references from either direct supervisors and/or managers
  4. Conditional Job Offer
    • Successful candidates will be provided with a conditional offer of employment as a Probationary Firefighter.
    • The offer of employment is conditional upon:
      • Successful completion of the training period.
      • Successful completion of a twelve -month probationary period.
      • Maintaining a valid and unrestricted Ontario’s Driver’s License, minimum Class “G” and a driving record that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga.
    • Successful applicants must receive a Class “DZ” Ontario Driver’s License within 6 months of hire date.
      • Criminal Record Search Certificate (Vulnerable Sector Screening), to verify you do not have a Criminal Record for which you have not received a record suspension (pardon).
  5. Training
    All newly hired Firefighters with Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services embarks on a 12 to 14 week training program at our training facilities at the Garry W. Morden Centre which is located at:

    Garry W. Morden Centre
    7535 - 9th Line
    Mississauga, ON
    L5N 7C3

     Recruit Training Program follows the competencies of NFPA 1001:
    • Fire Department Organization
    • Professionalism
    • Safety
    • Fire Behaviour
    • PPE/SCBA
    • Ropes & Knots
    • Ladders
    • Water Supply
    • Hose & Appliances
    • Fire Streams
    • Extinguishers
    • Fire Suppression
    • Forcible Entry
    • Ventilation
    • Search & Rescue
    • Salvage & Overhaul
    • Incident Management
    • Fire Cause Determination
    • Apparatus Operations, driving, pumping
    • Hazmat Operations
    • Specialized Rescue Awareness
    • Emergency Medical Responder
    • Public Education
    • Fire Alarm and Detection Systems
    • Communications
    • Terrorism Awareness
    • FF Survival & Rapid Intervention
 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform City Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.  All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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