LOCATION:  505 Kavanaugh Rd, Hwy #71 – Animakee Wa Zhing #37 – Sioux Narrows, Ontario or the NSO (northern suboffice at the CDC building located in Wauzhushk Onigum.


The Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council (AKRC) is an Aboriginal non-profit organization providing advisory and technical services to five-member First Nations comprising seven communities, two of which are remote, in Northwestern Ontario on Lake of the Woods. The AKRC requires a part-time Fire Protection/Fire Prevention Officer to provide direct technical and advisory services to the Tribal Council and member First Nations, developing, implementing and monitoring volunteer departments and increasing the general awareness of fire safety and prevention issues in the communities.

REPORTS TO: Director of Operations   


–      Assess, identify, and recommend to First Nations’ Councils and Fire Chief the performance, the equipment, and the training needs of each community’s volunteer fire department.

–      Provide and/or deliver approved training to the First Nations’ volunteer fire departments relating to structural firefighting and fire prevention.

–      Maintain adequate training materials and records of training provided.

–      Develop a fire prevention education program for delivery to each First Nation community and local education authorities.

–      Document and identify any potential fire hazards in or around the communities.

–      Assist First Nations in developing and/or updating community Emergency Disaster plans.

–      Conduct fire and life safety inspections.

–      Performs public relations.

–      Reviews and assists in building plans for compliance with relevant Codes and Standards

–      Conducts and assists HRSDC inspections of new or renovated public buildings.

–      Maintain professional competency.

–      Assist in proposals to acquire fire protection/prevention equipment for communities.

–      Represent the AKRC as a board member for the Health and Safety.

–      Conduct ACRS (asset condition reporting system ) inspections in the communities and advise on maintenance and health and safety repairs as they pertain to Fire Prevention.


  • Fire safety poster contests for schools
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Fire safety inspections
  • Fire investigations
  • Fire prevention material distribution


  • Minimum Grade 12
  • Completion of a college program in fire protection technology, fire science or a related field is preferred
  • Firefighting and emergency medical care training certifications
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Must be a team player and able to take direction
  • Experience as a volunteer firefighter is considered an asset
  • Working knowledge of Ontario legislation, regulations, and/or requirements. (ESA, OHSA, OHRC, building, fire codes etc.)


  • Must be able to drive on winter ice roads to access remote communities.
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s license in good standing.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check and a Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Standard First Aid, CPR Level C, and automated External Defibrillator (AED) certifications.
  • Must provide proof of COVID vaccination.
  • A pleasure boat operator license would be an asset but not required.

Salary and hours of work to commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please submit a cover letter, resume, three references (one from last/previous employer) along with a CRC.

Please submit by applications via e-mail: [email protected] & [email protected]


We thank all applicants, however only those receiving an interview will be contacted.

This position is posted until filled. Apply Today!


Ways to Apply

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      Executive Assistant
      Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council
      P.O. Box 237
      Sioux Narrows
      Kenora, ON P9N 3X4
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