“Preventing Fires Through Education”

Volunteer Firefighter

Job Description

General Statement of Duties:

All firefighters have the responsibility of attending all department functions and emergency calls. They must follow the orders of senior officers and work within the operational guidelines, policies, and by-laws of the department.

Scope of Work:

  • Respond to all alarms
  • Perform hall duties as required
  • Perform equipment checks as required
  • Attend training as required
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Assist in fire prevention and public education activities
  • Maintain records as required
  • Follow orders of senior officers
  • Report all accidents, injuries, and deficiencies

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Adequate knowledge of fire fighting equipment and prevention methods
  • Understanding of fire fighting principles and behavior
  • Adequate knowledge of rescue principles and equipment
  • Certified in B.C.L.S. first-aid, C.P.R. and defibrillation
  • Basic awareness of hazardous materials
  • Own and maintain a DZ drivers license
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Knowledge of Municipality and are protected by agreements
  • Understanding and application of department bylaws and guidelines
  • Take relevant courses to maintain skills


  • Must pass department hiring process and probationary firefighter program

Firefighter Recruitment Process

Policy Statement:

The process of hiring firefighters within the Petrolia & North Enniskillen Fire Department will respect the values of fairness and transparency, and will be based upon a bonafide assessment of an individuals merit.

Recruitment Procedure:

  1. Open Recruitment will be advertised using local media
  2. Applicants must submit an application form along with their resume
  3. The application form and resume will be reviewed to ensure eligibility
  4. Applicants must successfully complete a written aptitude test
  5. Applicants must sign all required waiver forms
  6. Applicants must complete a physical aptitude test consisting of wearing an air pack, climbing ladder, rolling hose, etc., and other activities required by a firefighter
  7. Applicants will be interviewed by at least one Deputy Chief and Captain. All officers will be invited to participate in the interview process
  8. A recommendation for membership will be made to the Fire Chief.
  9. If accepted by the Fire Chief, the applicant will be required to obtain a medical report from a physician approved by the Fire Chief. In addition, a criminal record check will be conducted by the O.P.P.
  10. The Fire Chief will make a recommendation to the Fire Management Board the chosen applicants as probationary firefighters


  • The failure of the applicant to satisfy any of the above steps will result in the application for membership being denied
  • The recruitment process for all non-firefighter positions may be different than those listed above, and are subject to change

Public Educator

Job Description

General Statement of Duties:

Under the general direction of the Deputy Chief and Public Education and Prevention, the Public Education member is responsible for the development and delivery of the P.N.E.F.D. educational programming as well as working with community partners to increase public awareness and education, and meet the goals of the Public Education and Prevention Section.

Scope of Work:

  • Conduct research to to identify community risks and associated priorities
  • Create goals and objectives for public education programs
  • Develop new programs and modify/adapt existing programs
  • Deliver public education programs to various community stakeholders
  • Distribute public safety material
  • Respond to questions from the public regarding fire and life safety issues and intervention strategies
  • Deliver The Arson Prevention Program for Children (TAPP-C) program
  • Collaborate with all other involved in public safety
  • Prepare reports and maintain records of public education activities
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the public education program
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Knowledge of Ontario Fire Code
  • Understanding of educational methodologies
  • Strong communication skills
  • Capable of public speaking/presenting to an audience
  • Knowledge of firefighting equipment and methods
  • Understanding of fire behavior as it relates to public education
  • Knowledge of municipal demographics
  • Understand and apply department bylaws and guidelines
  • Ability to take courses to maintain skills

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for any of the positions listed above, please fill out the Membership Application Form below and email it with your resume and any other relevant documentation to We look forward to hearing from you!