Fire Captain *EXTENDED*


Title:                           Captain

Department:               Tsuut’ina Nation Fire Rescue Service

Reports to:                 Fire Chief

Direct Reports:          All Fire Rescue Service & Admin Staff

Designation:               Full-time

Review date:              May 2022


Reporting to the Chief Officers, the Captain is responsible on their assigned shift for all fire and rescue service routine operations and operational assignments, apparatus, equipment and employee preparedness and daily supervision of the on-shift team.  This will include municipal emergency and non-emergency operations as related to structural fire suppression, vehicle rescue, emergency medical services, structural rescue, confined space, hazardous material intervention, wildland urban interface, wildland fire suppression, backcountry / slope rescue, water and ice rescue operations.  The on-shift Captain is responsible to provide daily supervision, routine crew training, fire prevention and public education duties, ensuring the readiness of emergency response equipment, and participate with inter- agency response with other emergency services and other programs. Captains will provide leadership and supervision of department employees in the absence of Chief Officers.


  • Respond to emergency scenes and provide a primary leadership function, when directed or under the direction of a senior leader the Captain is responsible to facilitate the return of the emergency incident scene to a safe environment which may include; structural fire suppression, vehicle rescue, emergency medical services, structural rescue, hazardous material intervention, wildland urban interface, wildland fire suppression, confined space rescue, backcountry / slope rescue, and ice rescue operations.
  • Ensure all pre-response, response and post incident apparatus and equipment inspection guidelines are met as outlined in Standard Operating Guidelines and common fire service practice.
  • Provides interaction with the public on a daily basis.
  • Provides and participates in fire prevention and public and school education programs as well as the Home Inspection Program.
  • Participates in team objectives derived through goals as outlined by both the organization, Fire Chief, work unit and the department.
  • Provides fire / rescue program training to junior officers and Firefighters that meet the goals outlined by the department and organization.
  • Participates and continues to build upon a respectful team environment in routine day to day business, and in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • Demonstrates safe work practices while engaged in operations at emergency and non-emergency worksites.
  • Participates and contributes to a positive work place that includes a mentoring program that promotes the training and career advancement of all employees.
  • As assigned, drives and operates motor driven firefighting equipment
  • Familiar with fire department and Nation procedures, rules and regulations
  • Is prompt for all shifts and meetings
  • Serves on any committee to which they may be or appointed
  • Performs other related duties as required by an Officer
  • Report the loss or damage of apparatus or equipment
  • Accountable for the inventory of all equipment while on shift.
  • Responsible to report all work related injuries, incidents and damage to fire department assets.
  • Responsible for constructive leadership and development of fire fighters.
  • Responsible for utilizing ICS during all activities.
  • Responsible for directing fire crews during emergencies.


This position impacts peers within the Tsuut’ina Nation Fire Rescue Service, Tsuut’ina Nation business units and companies, Chief and Council, Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service, local R.C.M.P. detachments, contractors, residents, and visitors.  The work also has a profound impact on the residents as it relates to the resourcing of both public safety emergencies and non-emergencies within the Tsuut’ina Nation.  This position often will act under life and death situations of high stress arriving at decisions that must be made in seconds that may result in the loss or protection of life and property.


Captains shall possess the following Certifications and Skill;

Completion of:

  • NFPA 1001 Level 1 & 2.
  • NFPA 472 Awareness and Operations.
  • NFPA 1002 Apparatus Operator
  • NFPA 1021 Level 1 & 2/NFPA 1041 Level 1
  • NFPA 1051 Wildland Firefighter
  • ICS 100 & 200
  • Alberta Drivers License – Class 3 or higher with air brake “Q” endorsement.
  • Maintain Standard First Aid / CPR Level “C”, AED.
  • Firefighter Physical Capability test.
  • Annual Job Performance Review requirements.
  • WHMIS, TDG, H2S Alive, Flag person, Defensive Driving current certification,
  • Completed Principles of Fire Behaviour and Wildland Fire Safety on the Fireline
  • Must demonstrate safe work procedures and ergonomic work practices.
  • Must be able to provide competent and accurate reports based on Acts, Legislation or Codes.
  • Ability to operate computers and standard software programs like Microsoft Office.
  • Must be able to verbally communicate in a clear, respectful and concise manner.
  • Must have knowledge of acceptable practices and principles employed in a positive office environment.
  • Must be familiar with Tsuut’ina Nation land mass and adjacent areas.
  • Must have experience working with First Nations communities.


  • Depending on your position – a Vulnerable Sector check must be required upon application from all provinces, states or countries lived in for the last four years. Vulnerable Sector checks must be completed within the past month.


Please note that this organization adheres to Sections 1 – 9 of the Aboriginal Employee Preference Policy for selection and displacement.  Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be under a probationary period at the commencement of his or her employment.

 Competition Opens:   August 15, 2022

Competition Closes:   September 5, 2022 @ 12:00PM MT (No applications will be considered after this time)


Please apply in writing, including a resume to:       

TsuuT’ina Nation Human Resources Department

9911 Chiila Boulevard, Tsuu T’ina, Alberta T2W 6H6

OR Email:

Please reference in subject line: JOB TITLE & REF# or will NOT be opened

 We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those chosen with the required qualifications will be contacted for an interview.



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