Summary Firefighter in Canada
Find key facts and figures about working as a firefighter. The following information is applicable to all Firefighters (NOC 4312).
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.
College or apprenticeship
College education or apprenticeship training usually required
Median wage in Canada
The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
advertised in Canada
- Supervise other firefighters
- Co-ordinate the work of other firefighters
- Provide fire prevention education programs
- Provide paramedical aid to accident victims or ill persons
- Assist police, the public and emergency organizations during major disasters
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