Fire Prevention Officer

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City of Orillia


The Corporation of the City of Orillia has an opening for the full-time position of Fire Prevention Officer in the Fire Department.


  • As an Assistant to the Ontario Fire Marshal, conduct comprehensive fire prevention inspections of all classes of buildings and occupancies and investigate any violations of the Ontario Fire Code to ensure compliance through the provisions of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act (FPPA).
  • Examine, review and comment on fire safety plans, drawings, and specifications for buildings to be erected, modified or demolished.
  • Act as a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer and a Provincial Offences Officer relating to the enforcement of the Ontario Fire Code and the City’s fire prevention by-laws.
  • Plan and conduct training sessions, seminars and community programs as well as public education presentations for both small and large groups of people. Relay public information and safety messages through the media.
  • Respond to emergency calls when requested and assist in fire cause determination.
  • Assist the Fire Chief under the provisions of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act.


  • NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Levels I and II.
  • NFPA 1035 Fire and Life Safety Educator Levels I and II.
  • Building Code Identification Number (BCIN). 
  • Knowledge of modern firefighting, prevention and training methods, health and safety regulations, City by-laws, provincial statues related to fire safety and fire prevention, as well as NFPA regulations.
  • Knowledge of Ontario Fire and Building Codes as well as related provincial and municipal acts and by-laws pertaining to fire safety.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and report writing skills.
  • Commitment to the values of professionalism, efficiency, empathy, sensitivity, cooperation and teamwork.
  • The successful candidate will be required to obtain an acceptable Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check at their expense, prior to the employment commencement date.
  • Provide proof of having received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines as approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Provide proof of having received at least the first dose of the Hepatitis A and B vaccine regimen, and willing to complete of three-doses within a 1-year period at the cost of the applicant.

Compensation for this position is $108,249 to $118,861 plus a comprehensive benefits package. Interested applicants are invited to apply by August 12, 2022 at noon.


Note: The City of Orillia is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. Accommodation will be provided in all steps of the hiring process. Please advise the City of Orillia Human Resources Department if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process. We thank all applicants that apply and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act 2001,S.O. 2001, c. 25., and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Freedom of Information Coordinator, City of Orillia, 50 Andrew St. S., Orillia ON L3V 7T5.

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