Industrial Firefighter

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Industrial Firefighter 

The primary role of an Industrial Firefighter is to provide onsite protection for crews and equipment while conducting high-risk operations with hydrocarbons. The Firefighters travel in teams of two, and sometimes three, allowing one to control the pump while the other suppresses the fire with foam and water.

  • NFPA 1001 Level 1 & 2
  • NFPA 1081
  • H2S Alive
  • OFA-1
  • WHMIS (company specific)
  • TDG (company specific)
  • IRP-16
  • Class 3 unrestricted driver's license with clean driver's abstract

Roles and Responsibilities

An Industrial Firefighter’s main role on any job site is to actively respond to an emergency situation such as an uncontrolled fire or release of potentially harmful substances that may come in contact with personnel on location. The Firefighter’s tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Act as emergency personnel on site by:

    • Being first on the scene to control fires

    • Assisting in the rescue of workers

    • Assisting personnel exposed to harmful substances

  • Assisting H2S Supervisors and/or First Aid Attendants in the event of an emergency

  • Educating crews on hazards of flammable substance and emergency evacuations

  • Be an active participant in all safety meetings

  • Operate all company vehicles and equipment in a safe and appropriate manner

  • Maintain all tickets

  • Perform pre and post trips for all jobs
  • Follow all company Health and Safety rules

Character Traits

Industrial Firefighters should be the following:

  • Confident

  • Practical

  • Responsible

  • Professional

  • Patient

  • Safety conscious

  • Able to remain calm in emergency situations

  • Effectively communicate with others

  • Have excellent problem solving abilities

Physical Requirements

Due to the nature of the job, the Industrial Firefighter must maintain a reasonable level of fitness. He/she must have normal color vision as many safety systems are color coded. Firefighters also must be able to work several consecutives shifts (12 hours) consisting of day and night shifts.

Qualifications

  • NFPA 1001 Level 1 and 2

  • NFPA 1081

  • Occupational First Aid or Equivalent

  • Petroleum Safety Training (PST)

  • Class 3 drivers licence with air brake endorsement

Recent drivers abstract (within 3 months)

This may be considered a safety sensitive position and the candidate must be able to pass a pre- employment drug test.

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