Fire Life Safety Educator, Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service – Vaughan, Ontario
March 14, 2023
Employment Opportunity: Fire Life Safety Educator, Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service – Vaughan, Ontario - Closing Date April 3, 2023

The City of Vaughan
2141 Major Mackenzie Drive
Vaughan, ON  L6A 1T1
Tel:  905-832-2281

We have an exciting Permanent Full-time, Unionized opportunity in the Vaughan Fire and Rescue Services Department
for an experienced and motivated individual

Fire Life Safety Educator
(JOB #J0323-0335)

Vaughan is a city on the move. With a downtown core rising from the ground – the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, a state-of-the-art hospital opened its doors in 2021 – the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, and a bustling subway, exciting projects are transforming the community. Be a part of something amazing and build your career at the City of Vaughan.

The City of Vaughan is an equal opportunity employer serving one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Canada, we are an organization committed to diversity and inclusivity, providing a thriving work environment, excellent benefits, learning and growth opportunities and a place where collaboration and teamwork are fostered. As one of the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2022, we continuously employ workplace best-practices – and they’re getting noticed! Excellence demands brilliant personalities, visionary thinking and a passion for public service. Vaughan is your place to grow.

Position Overview:

Under the general guidance and direction of the Chief Fire Prevention Officer, the Fire Life Safety Educator is responsible for creating effective communication strategies and materials to promote awareness and educational programs throughout the City of Vaughan. Additionally, this position is responsible for collaborating with the Fire and Rescue Services and Corporate and Strategic Communications to ensure consistency of information and messaging across all online platforms, which involves researching, coordinating, writing, and editing dynamic and high-quality content for the City’s website, webpages, e-newsletters, online campaigns, and multimedia scripts. Overall, this position plays an integral role in developing, implementing and promoting the Fire Prevention and Public Education branch strategic priorities and raises awareness of the Vaughan Fire & Rescue initiatives, programs, and services.

Qualifications and experience:
  • Secondary School Diploma.
  • Completed the requirements for and are certified to teach through the Ontario College of Teachers OR a minimum of a three (3) year university degree or advanced diploma, with a Teaching and Training Adults Certificate/
  • Standard First Aid, CPR Level C, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certifications.
  • Eligibility for and willingness to obtain Fire Prevention based training curriculum from the Ontario Fire College or accredited facility, which includes:
·         NFPA 1031 – Fire Inspector I and II
·         NFPA 1033 – Fire Investigator
·         NFPA 1035 – Fire and Life Safety Educator I, II and PIO
·         NFPA 1041 – Fire Service Instructor
  • Previous educating experience an asset.
  • Standard First Aid, CPR Level C, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certifications.
  • General knowledge of the following legislation, regulations, or requirements:
·         Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
·         Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
·         Copyright Act
·         Ontario Highway Traffic Act
·         Ontario Human Rights Code
·         Workplace Safety Insurance Act
·         Electrical Safety Authority (ESA)
·         Fire Protection and Prevention Act
·         Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)
·         Office of the Fire Marshal Guidelines-Fire Marshal’s Directives-Provincial Offences Act
·         Ontario Building Code Act (OBCA)
·         Ontario Fire Code
  • Working knowledge in the development of media releases and working with the media.
  • Working knowledge of budget management principles as well as grant writing and funding requests.
  • Working knowledge of the technical aspects of alarm, detection and voice communication systems, elevators, sprinkler systems, fire pumps, water supplies, hazardous materials, smoke and ventilation fire sciences, emergency electrical power and other factors related to fire protection.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high standard of public relations.
  • Ability to communicate and present information while public speaking to a wide range of internal and external contacts using the appropriate medium to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to communicate information in both technical and user-friendly languages.
  • Ability to ensure consistency in and accuracy of information.
  • Ability to identify the educational/training needs of others; develop formal educational/training programs; and teach or instruct others.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and judgment in order to make sound decisions under tight timelines/deadline or while managing multiple project or conflicting priorities.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in the City’s core competencies.
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License in good standing.
  • Successful candidate will be required to submit a clear Vulnerable Sector Check, prior to commencing employment.
  • Standard office environment.
  • Travel to various facilities and centres.
  • Interactions with the public, community partners, City departments, various divisions within VFRS and other levels of government.
  • Ability to work outside of normal business hours, as required, and in accordance with the collective agreement.

In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, we have a strong focus on health and wellness, including fitness facilities and family-focused benefits.

If you are an energetic person who is interested in bringing your knowledge and passion to the City of Vaughan, please visit our website to apply online by April 3, 2023.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please be advised, the City of Vaughan uses email to communicate with applicants for open job competitions. 

The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities.

If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001,c.25) and will be used to determine qualifications for employment with The Corporation of the City of Vaughan.  Questions about this collection should be directed to the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan, ON, L6A 1T1, (905) 832-8585.