Employment - Fire Prevention Officer

Reporting to the Deputy Fire Chief, the Fire Prevention Officer will lead the prevention and/or reduction of fire incidences through regular inspections, investigations, and public education, in accordance with applicable safety legislation, by-laws and standards.

Key Qualifications:

  • NFPA 1001 Level I & II Firefighter Certification.
  • NFPA 1031 Level I Fire Inspector Certification, Level II would be considered an asset or be willing to obtain within the first 24 months of employment.
  • NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator Certification.
  • 3 years’ experience with a background as a Firefighter or preferably as a Fire Prevention Officer related role in Fire Services.
  • Class “DZ” Driver’s License an asset.


This is a full-time position involving 35 hours per week (occasionally may be required to work outside regular office hours). Salary range is $55,728.05 - $65,573.85 (2024). The Township of Essa offers excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume via email, by 3:00 pm, February 26, 2024, to


Fire Prevention Officer Recruitment
Athena Piskopos, Executive Assistant/HR Coordinator
Township of Essa, 5786 County Road #21, Utopia, Ontario L0M 1T0
apiskopos@essatownship.on.ca


The Township of Essa is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require Code-protected accommodation and we will work with you to meet your needs.

We thank all applicants who apply and advise that acknowledgement will only be forwarded to those applicants who are invited for an interview. Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of candidate selection. 

Fire Prevention Officer Job Description

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