Firefighters

(NOC 4312)
 

Requirement

Skill Type
Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services
Skill Level
Occupations usually require college or vocational education or apprenticeship training.
Employment in 2018
32,400
Median Age of workers in 2018
40.6 years old
Estimated Median Age of Retirement in 2018
58 years old

Degrees Associated with This Career

Certificate
Diploma

Degree Modifier

Apprenticeship

Useful Experience/Skills

Respond to fire alarms and other calls for assistance
Control and extinguish fires using manual and power equipment
Administer first-aid and other assistance
Maintain firefighting equipment
Participate in cleaning up spills of chemicals and biological agents and other toxic substances
Assist police, the public and emergency organizations during major disasters
Provide paramedical aid to accident victims or ill persons
Provide fire prevention education programs
Co-ordinate the work of other firefighters
Supervise other firefighters

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Math
English
Sciences
Physical education

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Certificate
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Cambrian College
Sudbury, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Certificate
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Modified on January 26, 2022