Aspiring part-time firefighters in Milton should attend information session

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Published October 13, 2023 at 10:40 am

If you’re interested in becoming a Milton firefighter, at least on a part-time basis, an upcoming information session might be right for you.

Milton Fire & Rescue Services is currently hiring part-time firefighters and is hosting an information session on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

The session will include information on the recruitment process, firefighter testimonials and the opportunity to ask questions.

To become a part-time firefighter, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have legal entitlement to work in Canada
  • Be a resident of Milton to apply
  • Have a high school graduation diploma or academic equivalent
  • Be able to understand and communicate in English under stress
  • Have an Ontario class G driver’s licence and a good driving record (provide a recent drivers abstract within 30 days)
  • Submit a criminal records check with vulnerable sector screening

It’s also recommended applicants have a CPR and First Aid certificate, an Ontario class D driver’s licence with Z air brake endorsement, and are capable of handling intense and sustained physical activity.

To become a part-time firefighter in Milton, you will need to:

  • Attend an orientation session
  • Submit an application
  • Take aptitude screening
  • Attend an interview
  • Pass an occupational physical assessment and acrophobia test
  • Submit supporting documentation

After you’ve been offered a position on a probationary basis you must complete the one-year training program.

Among the duties of firefighters are preventing, combating and extinguishing fires, nswering emergency calls and operating and maintaining fire equipment, apparatus and quarters.

The information session is being held at Sherwood Community Centre, 6355 Main St. W., at 7 p.m.

For more information about recruitment opportunities and the process, visit here.

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