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Competition #: 12 - 057
Position Category: Paid-on-call
Position Title: Paid On Call Firefighters (Multiple Positions)
Section: Fire Services
Location: Calgary
Position Class: Salary
Work Shift: First Shift
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Class 5 Driver’s License (not a GDL)
  • NFPA 1001 Level 2  
  • Standard First Aid Certificate
  • CPR level C Certificate
  • Class 3 Driver’s License (definite asset)
  • Air Brakes Certificate (definite asset)
  • Pump Operator course (definite asset)
Job Description:

Competition # 12 - 057


Rocky View Fire Services is a composite fire service consisting of full time, volunteers and paid on-call employees.  This staffing model meets the needs of the County and reflects the commitment of both the County and that of its various communities and residents.  This commitment to a composite model is unwavering and must be understood and embraced by all Fire personnel


The Paid on Call Firefighter is responsible for firefighting, rescue, medical assist services and other related fire and life safety services. They assist in the delivery programs for the prevention of fires, saving of life and property and public safety education. The POC 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 as assigned. Paid on Call Firefighters work a minimum of 48 hours per calendar month with no break in service over a period of three months.

Key Accountabilities:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Respond to all emergency calls immediately and as directed. Perform a variety of rescue related duties to protect the public and lessen severity of injuries.
  • Drive and/or operate any vehicle or piece of equipment as assigned.
  • Maintain an adequate level of physical fitness to continuously perform all required duties including, but not limited to, excellent cardiovascular fitness and capacity to bend, lift, and carry as required.
  • Assist with on-the-job training of other firefighters as assigned.
  • Endeavour to build a positive team atmosphere at the Fire Station and foster positive relationships with internal and external customers
  • Aid in the maintenance of firefighting and medical equipment, tools, and apparatus to ensure readiness for any emergency service response.
  • Aid with inspections, assessments and site evaluations related to fire prevention duties.
  • Participate in community related projects as directed.
  • Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to lifelong learning in the areas of fire suppression, incident response and personal development.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Apptitudes:

  • Possess the physical agility and stamina sufficient to perform all functions of this position in extremely adverse conditions
  • Possess the ability to lift heavy equipment /loads as needed  (May be expected to carry equipment weighing 20 to 40 lbs up stairs while wearing protective gear weighing at least 50lbs or to carry or rescue-drag individuals weighing over 200lbs)
  • Possess adequate vision, hearing, mobility and dexterity to perform routine and non-routine firefighting tasks
  • Maintain self discipline and professionalism at all times
  • Ability to react quickly and remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Clean Criminal Record
  • Clean Child Intervention Record Check
  • 5 year driver’s abstract with minimal infractions
  • Satisfactory completion of a medical examination

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit the following through the website: 

·         your resume and cover letter

·         copies of all current training certificates

·         current (within the previous month) 5 year driver’s abstract(s) covering   all provinces of residence within those 5 years

·         current criminal record check (including vulnerable sectors) from where you have been in residence

·         current child intervention check

·         current medical clearance form (request form at


This competition will remain open until suitable candidates are found.


PLEASE NOTE:  All applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in
Canada, and only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Hours Desired: Full Time
Position Open Date: 12/18/2012
Position Closed Date: 02/28/2013
An Equal Opportunity Employer
# : Fire Services
Fire Services
911-32 Ave NE
Calgary, AB T2E 6X6
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