Firefighter - Winnipeg - 2022

Originally published at: Firefighter - Winnipeg - 2022 - Fire

The Firefighter is diversely skilled and a key component of an integrated fire and emergency medical response system.

Under the supervision as determined by the department’s hierarchal structure, the Firefighter is primarily responsible for protecting the public from the dangers of fire (structural and wildland) by controlling and putting out fires. They are also responsible for responding to other emergency situations including responding to medical calls, water rescue, vehicle rescue, technical rescue, and other rescue incidents. Firefighters also respond to non-emergent calls such as assisting with patient lifts, or check well-being. In all emergency situations, Firefighters are responsible for pre-hospital care of injured persons (emergency paramedical services), maintaining/operating equipment, and completing all essential tasks in each emergency service job. Firefighters are responsible for operating a wide variety of equipment and tools, both manual and power.