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Volunteer Firefighters, Aylmer Fire Department

The Aylmer Fire Department provides Fire & Emergency Response, Public Education and Inspection services from its station at 323 John St. South, Aylmer. The Department is staffed by a full-time Fire Chief and twenty-one volunteer members. Serving a population of 7,200 residents, the Department responds to an average of 80 emergency situations each year. These include fires, rescues, automatic alarms, motor vehicle accidents and medical assistance calls.

A volunteer firefighter is a dedicated individual interested in serving their community and willing to dedicate the time necessary to train and respond to emergencies.

Ideal candidates would reside and work in close proximity to the response district and have the ability to respond to daytime emergencies. A Class D-Z driver’s license and current First Aid/CPR certificates would be considered assets.

Applicant Requirements:
-Minimum 18 years of age.
-Possess a valid Driver’s License and a means of transportation.
-No criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
-A medical certificate completed by the applicant’s physician (prior to final offer of employment).

Application and information packages are available at the Aylmer Town Hall or website

Interested applicants must submit a detailed resume along with their application by October 23, 2015 to:
Town of Aylmer, Human Resources
46 Talbot St. W. Aylmer, ON N5H 1J7

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Town of Aylmer is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for the recruitment process. Applicants are requested to make their needs known in advance.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection.

Volunteer Fire Fighter Application

Position Description

Performs firefighting duties under the direction the Officer in-charge or Incident Commander. Performs other duties as assigned.

Performs non-life threatening duties at emergencies when summoned as required by the Officer in charge. It is the responsibility of the Officer in charge to ensure that Probationary Firefighter is assigned to non-life threatening duties until he/she has sufficient training/experience.

• Responds to fire, rescue, hazardous materials emergencies and other emergencies assigned to his/her company when required, but can only work in any hazardous situation that is considered life threatening such as interior firefighting and rescue when paired with an experienced senior firefighter.
• Lays and connects hose lines, nozzles and other related appliances, turns water on and off
• Holds fire hose and directs fire streams
• Operates a pressure pump as assigned
• Carries, puts up and climbs ladders
• Operates rescue equipment
• Performs salvage work at fire and emergency scenes using salvage covers, vacuums, mops, squeegees, etc. when required
• Assists in cleaning firefighting equipment upon return to the station after an emergency call or a practice
• Attends regular training sessions to practice existing procedures and to learn and practice new firefighting and rescue methods
• Cleans and maintains areas of the fire station used by the members as scheduled
• Assists with the fire prevention program
• Other duties as assigned by Deputy Chief or Chief.

Mental alertness, mechanical aptitude, ability to get along well with others, willingness to perform tasks assigned, conscientious and dependable, good physical condition and successfully passed the Aylmer Fire Department’s pre-employment job related performance test.

The Probationary firefighter must complete the NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter Levels I & II within the one year probationary period. These courses are usually offered each spring and consist of an aggressive training curriculum that is delivered over seven weekends.

Probationary firefighters that have the NFPA 1001 Levels I & II or the grandfathering equivalency will not have to take these courses.

Must participate in at least 70% of the required annual training and must pass a medical examination to be provided at the Town’s expense by a physician before becoming an auxiliary member of the Fire Department and as required by the Fire Chief.

The Probationary firefighter will be expected to respond and work in all types of weather and less than ideal conditions. He/she may have to enter hazardous atmospheres and environments and will be expected to work in a safe manner during training sessions.

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