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Firefighters  (NOC 6262)
Northeast Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

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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Firefighters perform some or all of the following duties:
  • 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.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

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

View a list of Service Canada offices in this area.

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.

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Table on the employment potential for Firefighters in Ontario.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Ontario Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31

Compared to other occupations, this is a relatively small occupational group in Ontario with few and infrequent job opportunities.

Table on the employment potential for Firefighters in Northeast Region as well as in the rest of the Ontario.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Hamilton--Niagara Peninsula Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Kingston - Pembroke Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
London Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Muskoka-Kawarthas Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Northeast Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Northwest Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Ottawa Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Stratford--Bruce Peninsula Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Toronto Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Windsor-Sarnia Region Undetermined   (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.

Please consult the Northeast Region and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.