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Job Details: Captain of Training

Job Details
Open Date Sep 13 2023 - 04:24:00 PM Close Date Oct 09 2023 - 11:59:00 PM
Position Title Captain of Training Posting Type Full Time
Posting Status Active Position Length Permanent
Department Group Fire Services Hours per Week 40
Department Fire Openings 1
Education College Diploma Experience 5 years
Location Station 3 / Fire Headquarters – 610 Savoline Blvd, Milton
Union Position No



Position Summary

Reporting to the Division Chief of Training, this position involves the functional direction to staff training and is responsible to assist in the supervision of the Training Division. The Captain of Training assists with research, development, planning and coordination of a comprehensive training program for all suppression staff.

The Training Captain assists and oversees support functions (emergency and non-emergency), coordination and promotion of health and safety, research and development of training and response related policies and guidelines. The Captain of Training maintains complete records of all suppression staff training conducted and equipment used.


Major Job Responsibilities

  • Assist with the supervision of the overall activities and programs of the division
  • Provide assistance to the Division Chief of Training with the development of capital and operating budgets by identifying and recommending priorities for operating requirements
  • Develop training schedules for all suppression staff
  • Trains personnel in the techniques of instruction; assist instructors in the delivery of training, management of training facilities and resources
  • Use learning checks and feedback, evaluates  training programs and recommends necessary changes
  • Conduct research, develops, prepares teaching plans, and maintain training records, evaluations and correspondence
  • Document all training as per the fire department management system to maintain records on all personnel
  • Assist in the development, co-ordination and delivery of training programs; conduct and assist in the evaluation of a variety of training programs such as; emergency vehicle operations, the Incident Management System and all specialized training programs (i.e. rope rescue, hazmat, etc.)
  • Assist with the facilitation of attendance of personnel to the Fire College and other learning institutions
  • Assist with annual review and revision of training material and SOG’s to ensure compliance to new legislation and evolving trends
  • Assist with coordination and delivery of training for fire ground support operations such as accountability, entry control, rapid intervention and on-scene safety. 
  • Assist with the development and submission of an annual training plan
  • Oversee the Designated Officer program and acts as a Designated Officer when required
  • Liaison between the Milton Fire Department and Medical Director
  • Participate in the assessment of fire ground techniques through post-incident critiques
  • Performs other duties as assigned in accordance with departmental objectives


Education and Experience


  • O.F.C. Fire Protection Technology Diploma / Company Officer Diploma or

Educational training and/or experience (or equivalent)

  • Post-secondary education in adult education or other relevant discipline



  • Minimum of five (5) years’ full-time firefighter experience; must hold the position of Captain

Minimum Qualifications

Certifications and Designations

  • NFPA 1041—Fire Instructor Level II Certified (Pro Board, IFSAC or OFMEM equivalency)
  • NFPA 1021—Fire Officer Level 1 Certified (Pro Board, IFSAC or OFMEM equivalency)
  • NFPA 1072—HazMat Awareness
  • NFPA 1001/1002—Firefighter (Pro Board, IFSAC or OFMEM equivalency)
  • Blue Card Incident Command Training and Certification
  • A valid Class “DZ” Driver’s License with a clean driving record that demonstrates responsible and safe driving habits. A recent driver abstract within 30 days will be required for those selected for an interview. Persons with 4 or more demerit points need not apply


Preferred Qualifications

Certificates and Designations

  • Standard First Aid, CPR and AED
  • NFPA 1006—Technical Rescuer Certifications (Pro Board, IFSAC or OFMEM equivalency)
  • Demonstrated instructional experience in various technical rescue disciplines, including:
    • Auto extrication
    • Rope rescue
    • Ice and water rescue
    • Confined space rescue
    • Elevator rescue
    • Trench rescue
  • Demonstrated experience with the Incident Command System
  • Demonstrated experience in the Incident Safety Officer role
  • Experience and proficiency in e-learning and Learning Management Systems
  • Experience and proficiency using “Fire Department Management” Training Software
  • Expanded knowledge of firefighting, rescue and specialized emergency techniques, policies, procedures and equipment
  • Thorough knowledge in techniques and methods of instruction through the trainer facilitator format
  • Knowledge in the preparation of lesson plans and presentations
  • Knowledge of the geography, buildings and major fire hazards within the Town of Milton
  • Knowledge of various acts, by-laws, rules and regulations governing the Milton Fire Department
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with assigned staff, other divisional staff, municipal departments, the training industry and the general public
  • Ability to plan and provide direction for the work of other personnel assigned to training duties in the absence of the Division Chief of Training
  • Must be resourceful and have sound judgement in emergency situations
  • Knowledge of departmental communications and computer systems as well as all program software applications
  • Thorough knowledge of the operation and maintenance of all apparatus and equipment and methods of combating, extinguishing and preventing fires and in emergency or other rescue work
  • Demonstrated understanding and capability to work with and apply the principles of Incident Command in both emergency and non-emergency situations
  • Knowledge of technical rescue applications (i.e. fire suppression, emergency patient care, auto extrication, rope and ice water rescue, hazardous materials identification - operations and decontamination procedures, etc.) in a safe and controlled manner as applicable
  • Keen understanding and knowledge of hydraulics as applied to firefighting, fire, building and electrical codes, technical standards, building construction and the structure of the municipality
  • Physical ability and strength to do prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions
  • Ability to react quickly and remain calm under duress and strain
  • Ability to work with staff effectively, maintain discipline and morale, exercise sound judgment and to cooperate with others
  • Mental alertness, mechanical aptitude, ability to get along well with others, ability to speak to groups effectively, ability to write clear and concise reports and willingness to perform any task assigned
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and FDM computer software


General Information

  • Salary Range: Effective March 1st, 2023 – 118% of the full-time 1st Class Firefighter percentage, $128,798 – as per the current Collective Agreement
  • 40 hour work week – administrative daytime hours
  • In accordance with the Corporate Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires the incumbent to submit a Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening upon employment
  • This is not a job description and is to be considered as summary information only. A comprehensive job description is available upon request


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The Town of Milton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code; the Town of Milton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment process, please inform the Town’s Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require. All applicant information collected is in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and under the authority of the Municipal Act; used strictly for candidate selection.