Job profile

Fire & rescue

  • Respond to all emergency calls
  • Use and operate all equipment associated in the control and suppression of fires, including: raising, climbing and working on ladders; laying and connecting hose; holding nozzles; and directing high pressure water streams
  • Wear full protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus while working in noxious, hazardous environments
  • Ventilate buildings or areas to release smoke, heat and fumes
  • Perform overhaul operations to ensure fires are fully extinguished
  • Perform a variety of rescue related duties related to water/ice hazards, industrial accidents, and incidents involving hazardous materials and entrapment
  • Assess and perform extrication of victims involved in motor vehicle collisions

Medical emergencies

  • Work to the full scope of EMT-A as outlined by the Alberta College of Paramedics
  • Assess situations and patients by obtaining medical history and vital signs
  • Conduct appropriate interventions including AED, CPR, intermediate airway control, intravenous placement and medication administration
  • Assist EMS by conveying information and aiding in lifting heavy patients
  • Manage crowds and support patients’ family as needed

Non-emergency duties

  • Perform maintenance duties to fire apparatus, equipment and department property
  • Actively participate in departmental training programs to be proficient and up-to-date with respect to equipment and procedures for fire suppression, rescue and medical emergencies
  • Maintain a superior level of physical fitness
  • Participate in public relations activities including hall tours, school presentations and demonstrations
  • Perform inspections related to fire prevention
 

Duties

  • Responsible for all fire suppression duties necessary to save life and property
  • Combat and suppress fires by rapidly and efficiently performing required duties
  • Provide emergency medical co-response and medical treatment
  • Provide service assistance to RCMP, Police, EMS and the public
  • Perform station maintenance and upkeep firefighting equipment and fire department property
  • Commit to being a continual learner while maintaining skill set/knowledge base and physical requirements to current standards
  • Perform duties in fire prevention, public education and inspections
 

Contact us


Airdrie Fire Department Administration

P. 403.948.8880

F. 403.948.9994

Hours


Airdrie Fire Department Administration
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday
CLOSED