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Fidelity Services Group: Firefighter X9

Fidelity Services Group invites interested and suitably qualified candidates to apply for the position of Firefighter based in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Position: Firefighter X9
Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Job Type: Permanent

Job Details:

  • Minimum Experience: Mid-Senior
  • Company Primary Industry: Public Safety
  • Job Functional Area: Other

Job Description: Firefighter

Regional Areas: Positions are available within the Fidelity Group for Firefighters to respond to and handle all fire-related incidents.

Main Responsibilities:
The primary duties include but are not limited to:

  • Responding to fire incidents, performing firefighting duties, emergency rescue services, basic medical care, fire prevention, and training activities.
  • Operating and maintaining firefighting equipment and apparatus.
  • Protecting the lives and property of Fidelity Group clients.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
(Not all-inclusive)

  • Firefighting and Emergency Operations: Carrying out activities under the guidance and supervision of seniors and the officer-in-charge.
  • Emergency Response: Responding to fires, rescues, hazardous substance incidents, and non-emergency humanitarian incidents.
  • Emergency Operations: Extricating casualties, resuscitating and treating injured persons, operating equipment to manage and extinguish fires.
  • Fire Protection Duties: Using appropriate equipment as directed by supervisors.
  • Training and Preparedness: Participating in training drills, simulation exercises, and physical fitness training.
  • Fire Prevention Training: Training employees on firefighting theory and practice.
  • Preventative Measures: Advising on and implementing preventative and corrective actions.
  • Maintenance: Performing basic maintenance on equipment, checking, cleaning, testing, and maintaining vehicles and equipment.
  • Health and Safety: Conducting inspections to maintain a safe work environment, completing necessary documentation, and participating in health and safety meetings.
  • Driving and Operating Vehicles: Driving and operating a range of heavy and specialized vehicles at emergency incidents.
  • Operating Machinery: Using machinery to access buildings, extricate victims, and manage emergency incidents.
  • Compliance and Safety: Ensuring adherence to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, maintaining prescribed protective clothing, and ensuring compliance with maintenance schedules.
  • Administrative Duties: Completing shift-related administrative routines and maintaining records under the Fire Chief’s auspices.
  • Supervisory Functions: Undertaking supervisory and line functional personnel-related duties.

Qualifications, Experience, and Competencies Required:

  • Grade 12 minimum school qualification
  • IFSAC Accredited
  • NFPA 1001 Firefighter 2 certification
  • Firefighter II Certification
  • 2-3 years of related firefighting experience
  • Valid code C1 driver’s license with PrDP
  • Advanced driving experience advantageous
  • Medically and physically fit
  • Good understanding of fire prevention procedures and firefighting systems
  • Clear criminal record
  • Capable of efficient emergency response
  • Strong communication skills
  • Sound understanding of Hazmat guidelines
  • Knowledge of the security industry and firefighting instructor applications
  • Administration, interpersonal communication, and customer liaison skills
  • Hazmat experience and knowledge essential
  • EMT certification
  • First Aid levels 1 to 3

Core Competencies:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound understanding of Hazmat guidelines
  • Understanding of the security industry and adherence to the Group’s code of conduct
  • Knowledge of firefighter instructor applications in an operational role

Application Information:

Interested candidates whose credentials match the requirements can send their CVs. Preference is given to existing employees based on merit. The company reserves the right not to make an appointment for any advertised position.


Closing Date: June 6, 2024

Fidelity Services Group: Firefighter X9

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