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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.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within New Brunswick.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Edmundston--Woodstock Region||<Not assigned>||2011-05-26|
|Saint John--St. Stephen Region||N/A||N/A|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The provincial government has announced that it will close the Agriculture Laboratory Service in Fredericton. The agricultural laboratory which provides soil testing for New Brunswick farmers will close on June 28. The laboratory has been in operations for 80 years and is located on the grounds of the experimental farm in Lincoln.
- The Milltown Elementary School near St. Stephen is holding a Job and Community Fair with the focus on helping families of their students. Major employers of Charlotte county such as Ganong Bros. Ltd., Cooke Aquaculture Inc., and Connors Bros. Ltd. will attend. Local service agencies focused on helping unemployed people overcome barriers to employment will also be present. The event will be held in the school gymnasium on May 16 from 2:00 to 7:00 pm.
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- The New Brunswick government announced that it will increase welfare rates by four percent in October 2013 and a further three percent in April 2014. In addition the government has revised their wage exemption policy, allowing welfare recipients to retain more of their earnings should they become employed.
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council has released its annual outlook. It reported that the Maritime economy has remained weak since the recession. However, one exception was the City of Moncton which has resisted this trend with continued growth.
- The New Brunswick government has signed a collective agreement with the New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees. Workers wages will be frozen for two years, followed by a one percent increase every six months for the following two years. The agreement impacts about 270 employees.
- The New Brunswick government has announced that the Grand Manan provincial park will be closed. Two full-time staff have been layed off and, including seasonal workers, up to 10 workers will be affected.
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- Efficiency NB will eliminate six jobs because of funding constraints. Two permanent and four casual jobs will be eliminated.
- The City of Moncton will be hiring 56 workers during the spring cleanup in May. The City expects to pick up an additional 3 million pounds of extra trash during the cleanup month.
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