Town of Petawawa
Location: Petawawa, Ontario
Posted: May 9th 2024

The Town of Petawawa is the largest community in Renfrew County with more than 17,000 residents. Located along the Ottawa River, the municipality is home to Canada's largest army base. Hosting festivals, events and programming year-round, Petawawa is an active community with recreation and culture programs for residents and visitors alike.

The Town of Petawawa is currently recruiting Firefighters. These are paid, on-call positions that require a significant time commitment for both training and responding to emergency incidents.

The Firefighter position consists of manual work of a hazardous nature involving fighting fires, and difficult rescue work such as auto-extrication, and ice water and swift water rescues. Regular training and some maintenance work on fire department assets and vehicles are required.

Full Job Description

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Possess a minimum of a Grade 12 diploma or equivalent
  • Must reside within the municipal boundaries of the Town of Petawawa (including Garrison Petawawa)
  • Able to pass medical and fitness assessments
  • Able to respond to a variety of calls requiring availability during the day, evenings, nights and weekends
  • Able to attend required training and complete the mandatory training program
  • Class DZ license is an asset
  • Firefighter-related courses and certifications are an asset
Additional Information

Rate of Pay:

  • $23.36 (probationary rate) to $35.91 per hour (max rate) for active duty
  • $300.00 + 3 hours active duty pay/stand-by shift

Please download and complete the application form located at and submit it, along with a resume outlining related qualifications and experience.

Application Form

Applications will be received until vacancies are filled.

The Town of Petawawa is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the Town of Petawawa of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Contact Information
Town of Petawawa
Petawawa, Ontario

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