Public Educator - Fire Inspector - Jobs in Chilliwack, BC - 610155

City of Chilliwack
Job Summary
  • Job Type
    Full Time
  • Telecommuting
    N/A



Job Description

The incumbent in this class assists management to achieve an efficient operation in the Fire Department through the development and operation of public education, emergency management and fire prevention programs and policies.

The incumbent in this class will be required to deliver programs designed to raise the awareness of the public on a number of matters of importance to the operation of the Fire Department, including fire prevention, fire risks and hazards, life safety issues, risk management, property insurance, workplace hazards and paid-on-call firefighter activities. The incumbent will prepare and present courses and public presentations on fire prevention and emergency management topics and other related topics as assigned. The incumbent will assist with the preparation of copy and graphics for public relations programs related to Fire Department activities for brochures, flyers, print-media, radio, video and multi-media. The incumbent will, as assigned, prepare and issue press releases, act as a spokesperson for the Fire Department, attend meetings, events and displays as a representative of the Fire Department and maintain records and statistics on the Departments performance in these activities. The incumbent will assist with electrical fire safety, grow-op, health and safety and building life safety upgrade initiatives and programs as required.

The incumbent will also be required to conduct fire and life safety and other inspections. The incumbent will be required to conduct fire investigations to determine origin and cause and produce investigation reports. The incumbent will be required to perform other related duties as assigned including the training of paid-on-call firefighters. Assignments and responsibilities are performed under the general supervision and performance is subject to review, inspection and evaluation by the Assistant Fire Chief Prevention/Investigation.
Education: - Must have completed a minimum of Grade 12 education preferably supplemented by post-secondary courses in Communications;
  • Must be certified to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards as:
  • 1. Fire Inspector Level 1
  • 2. Fire Investigator Level 1
  • 3. Fire and Life Safety Educator Level 1 or Fire Instructor Level 1
Skills: - Must be knowledgeable about the use of computers including, but not limited to, the use of word processing, presentation graphics and data management software;
  • Must be able to competently prepare grammatically correct English language reports;
  • Superior knowledge of the methods, procedures and practices used in fire prevention activities;
  • Working knowledge of Bylaws, Acts and Regulations pertaining to fire and life safety;
  • Must be certified in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR);
  • A basic knowledge of emergency management and the British Columbia Emergency Response Emergency System (BCERMS);
  • Able to provide effective presentations, courses and tours to community groups and public school classes and to assist in providing training programs to paid-on-call
firefighters;
  • Able to recognize, rectify and/or report upon actual or potential fire safety hazards;
  • Able to maintain and establish an effective working relationship with Department officials, members of staff, paid-on-call and members of the public.

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