Reporting to the Fire Chief, the Volunteer Firefighter is responsible for responding to emergency
incidents and protects life and property by controlling and extinguishing fires, responding to medical
emergencies, and attending all other rescue emergencies as described in the Fire Department’s
Establishing and Regulating By-Law.
Specifically, the Volunteer Firefighter will be responsible for:
- Carrying a paging device and attending emergency incidents.
- Responding to alarms and participating in all phases of emergency operations as authorized
under the Fire Department’s Establishing and Regulating By-Law.
- Responding to and operating within high-risk environments.
- Driving and operating departmental vehicles and equipment including pumper/aerial
- Attending fire department training (weeknight and some weekends).
Applicants must possess the following qualifications, skills, and experience:
- Grade 12 education
- Minimum G license
- Passing grade on Candidate Physical Ability Testing (CPAT)
- Acceptable drivers abstract
- Acceptable police background check (including vulnerable sector screening)
- Live within 2 KM of the Town Boundary.
Carry a paging device and be on call 24hrs a day for emergency response, attend assigned overnight
shifts at the fire station.
Volunteer Firefighters receive a monthly honorarium, RRSP contribution, and counselling benefits.
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application in confidence, to the attention of the Fire
Chief no later than January 31, 2020, at 4:00 pm. Applications, including resume and mandatory
application form (see below), are to be dropped off at the Ingersoll Fire Hall located at 110 Mutual
Street. Application forms are available online as well as at Town Hall and the Fire Hall.
The Town of Ingersoll is an equal opportunity employer and will make accommodations
available to applicants with disabilities upon request and throughout the entire recruitment
While we appreciate all applications received, only those invited for an interview will be
acknowledged. Personal information submitted is collected under the authority of the
Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine
suitability for the position advertised.
Ingersoll Fire & Emergency Services
EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION- VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER
PLEASE COMPLETE ALL SECTIONS OF THIS FORM
Be sure to read this application carefully before completing.
If completing manually, print clearly.
Incomplete or unsigned applications will be rejected.
Attach a copy of your resume with your application.
Refer to the job posting for the application deadline.
Ingersoll Fire & Emergency Services
The recruitment process consists of five (5) stages. Each stage is described in more detail in the following
page. At the conclusion of each stage, it shall be decided which candidate(s) may proceed to the next
STAGE 1 ADVERTISEMENT AND APPLICATION
The Town of Ingersoll Fire and Emergency Services shall advertise using various methods. A resume and
Town application form are required at the point of application. Candidates must verify all qualifications
with supporting documentation; however it is not required at this stage. Applications and resumes must be
received before the application deadline. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered
during the recruitment.
January 31, 2020 at 4pm
STAGE 2 VERBAL INTERVIEWS
Resumes and applications will be reviewed and eligible candidates will be invited to attend an interview.
Candidates will take part in a panel interview conducted by the fire department officers. Successful
candidates will be referred to a second interview conducted by the Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief.
Week of February 2, 2020 (dates to be determined)
Week of February 10, 2020 (dates to be determined)
STAGE 3 PRACTICAL PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST
The Practical Physical Fitness test is designed to gauge the candidate’s physical and mental fitness to
meet the requirements of the job. Candidates will take the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) fitness
test through Firefighter Services Ontario located in St. Catherine’s Ont, test dates and times will be
arranged for you. It is the candidate’s responsibility to know and understand the testing components prior
to taking the test. The registration fee for the test will be paid for by the Town, however, transportation
arrangements and costs will be the candidate’s responsibility. Information regarding the test can be found
Date and Time to be determined.
STAGE 4 CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK
Candidates at this stage will complete a criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening. This will
be conducted by the Oxford O.P.P.
Candidates will also have to provide a copy of their driver’s abstract. This can be obtained from the
Ministry of Transportation.
Any fees associated with these documents are to be paid by the applicant.
STAGE 5 SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT
Based on information that is obtained from the entire process, the selection committee shall choose a
suitable candidate(s). The successful candidate(s) will be appointed to the position of probationary