Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Firefighters carry out firefighting and fire prevention activities, and assist in other emergencies. They are employed by municipal, provincial and federal governments and by large industrial establishments that have internal firefighting services.
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- Respond to fire alarms and other calls for assistance, such as automobile and industrial accidents, bomb threats and other emergencies
- Rescue victims from burning buildings and accident sites
- Control and extinguish fires using manual and power equipment, such as axes, water hoses, aerial ladders and hydraulic equipment and various firefighting chemicals
- Administer first aid and other assistance
- Ensure proper operation and maintenance of firefighting equipment
- Inform and educate the public on fire prevention
- Train to maintain high level of physical fitness
- Assist the public, the police and emergency organizations during times of major disasters
- May participate as members of a trauma or emergency response team and provide para-medical aid to accident victims or ill persons
- May supervise and co-ordinate the work of other firefighters.
Sudbury, Elliot Lake, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, Algo, Blind River, Capreol, Cobalt, Englehart, Espanola, Garson Junction, Haileybury, Hearst, Iroquois Falls, Kapuskasing, Kirkland Lake, Mattawa, New Liskeard, Nickel Centre, Parry Sound, Powassan, Temiskaming Shores, Thessalon, Valley East, Blezard Valley, Carol Richard Park, Connaught Hill, Dowling, Elmview, Finntown, Flake, Guilletville, Hanmer, Laurentien, Levack, Lively, McCrea Heights, Naughton, Parkwood, Pinecrest, Porcupine, Pottsville, South Porcupine, Val Caron, Val Therese
Outlook & Prospects for Firefighters in Northeast Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Ontario.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Hamilton--Niagara Peninsula Region||Undetermined||2014-07-31|
|Kingston - Pembroke Region||Undetermined||2014-07-31|
|Stratford--Bruce Peninsula Region||Undetermined||2014-07-31|
Additional Provincial Prospects
Visit the Provincial Job Futures for information on the current trends and the future outlook for occupations in this province or territory. This Web site is a joint effort of the federal, provincial and territorial governments. You can view a report specific to this occupation on: Provincial Job Futures - (Employment Prospects section) Web Site.
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- July 2014 | (PDF, 789 KB)
- June 2014 | (PDF, 660 KB)
- May 2014 | (PDF, 654 KB)
- April 2014 | (PDF, 742 KB)
- March 2014 | (PDF, 651 KB)
- February 2014 | (PDF, 648 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 721 KB)
- Annual Edition 2013 | (PDF, 700 KB) new
- December 2013 | (PDF, 560 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 568 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 461 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 461 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 474 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 513 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 463 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 462 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 506 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 245 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 249 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 500 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 313 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of May 12 - May 16, 2014
- Toronto Fire Services has launched its 2014 Operations Firefighter Campaign and Firefighter Career Access Campaign, with application submissions beginning June 9
- The new South West Detention Centre in Windsor has created 100 jobs and will replace the Chatham and Windsor jails
- The St. Clair Township Fire Department is recruiting volunteer firefighters for six fire stations, including Becher and Port Lambton
- The Ontario Provincial Police is accepting applications until April 11 for its 2014 OPPBound career exploration event. This year's recruitment is aimed at current and former members of the Canadian military who are interested in a career in policing.
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