Originally published at: FireRecruitment.ca
This is a skilled position entailing firefighting, rescue and other related emergency services. A firefighter participates in programs for the prevention of fires and the saving of life and property. A firefighter is responsible for rapidly, efficiently and safely performing various duties under emergency conditions frequently involving considerable hazard. The work includes routine duties in the maintenance of firefighting vehicles, equipment and fire department facilities. While specific orders and directions are received from an officer in the normal course of maintenance duties and firefighting, considerable independence of judgment and action is allowed in circumstances of extreme urgency where referral to a superior for instructions is not possible. A Fire Fighter is required to have a thorough working knowledge of all emergency equipment including emergency apparatus.