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Firefighters carry out firefighting and fire prevention activities, and assist in other emergencies. They are employed by municipal, provincial and federal governments and by large industrial establishments that have internal firefighting services.
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- Respond to fire alarms and other calls for assistance, such as automobile and industrial accidents, bomb threats and other emergencies
- Rescue victims from burning buildings and accident sites
- Control and extinguish fires using manual and power equipment, such as axes, water hoses, aerial ladders and hydraulic equipment and various firefighting chemicals
- Administer first aid and other assistance
- Ensure proper operation and maintenance of firefighting equipment
- Inform and educate the public on fire prevention
- Train to maintain high level of physical fitness
- Assist the public, the police and emergency organizations during times of major disasters
- May participate as members of a trauma or emergency response team and provide para-medical aid to accident victims or ill persons
- May supervise and co-ordinate the work of other firefighters.
Outlook & Prospects for Firefighters in Edmundston--Woodstock Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Edmundston--Woodstock Region||<Not assigned>||2011-05-26|
According to the most recent (2006) Census, this is a medium-sized occupational group with a labour force of 245, and an unemployment rate (8%) that is approximately equal to the average (8%) for all occupations in the area.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Oct 08 – Oct 12, 2012
- Enterprise Madawaska closing in May 2013 (available in French only)
Week of Sep 17 – Sep 21, 2012
- Fire departments in the Saint-Jacques, Edmundston and Saint-Basile will merge within the next two years (available in French only)
Week of Apr 16 – Apr 20, 2012
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