The AKRC requires a Part-Time Fire Prevention Officer to serve the five Member bands comprising of seven 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 ) in the communities and advise on maintenance andhealth 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.)
Conditions of Employment
- 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 two COVID vaccination shots.
- A pleasure boat operator license would be an asset but not required.
Please send a cover letter and resume along with three references (including the last place of employment.