Fire Prevention Officer

The City of Cornwall is a progressive community of 47,000 people situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Eastern Ontario. Cornwall boasts of a modern economy led by forward thinking companies and offers an extensive array of urban amenities, making it an excellent place to build a career and raise a family.

Cornwall Fire Services seeks motivated individuals to work as a Fire Prevention Officer who are committed to making the City of Cornwall a safer and healthier community. The Fire Prevention Division is an integral component to Cornwall Fire Services commitment to the citizens of the City of Cornwall.

Reporting to the Senior Fire Prevention Officer, the Fire Prevention Officer will conduct regular and comprehensive fire inspections to all classes of buildings and occupancies. The FPO will be responsible to investigate and enforce all provisions of the Ontario Fire Code, FPPA and Municipal bylaws. The FPO shall be responsible to conduct fire safety education, programming, and training throughout the municipality.


  •  Inspect existing buildings and occupancies for compliance with the Ontario Fire Code and various Municipal By-laws.
  • Review various Fire Safety Plans and site plans, as assigned, with respect to code compliance and fire safety.
  • Respond to complaints or concerns from the public and internal staff and conducts follow-up inspections where violations have been noted.
  • Maintain contemporaneous, thorough, and accurate records of all activities.
  • Documents evidence file and represents Cornwall Fire Service during legal proceedings.
  • Enforce operational guidelines, occupational health and safety standards, rules, regulations, policies, systems and procedures for safe and efficient fire prevention operations.
  • Review and coordinates the development of operational policies and guidelines, and recommends any changes or additions deemed necessary.
  • Inform building owners on “non-compliant” conditions and takes such actions as is necessary to achieve compliance.
  • Assist in the mentorship and guidance of new employees.
  • Prepare Part I & Part III prosecution documents.
  • Remain current in all regulatory and technical construction standards.
  • Prepare and issues inspection Orders for compliance required under the Ontario Fire Code.
  • Give evidence in the way of expert opinion and/or testimony.
  • Provide public education with respect to fire safety, specific components of fire prevention and the development and maintenance of a comprehensive risk assessment.
  • Conduct post fire investigations and complete all relevant reports.


  • All qualifications shall meet FPPA Regulation 343/22
  • NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level I
  • Fire Code Division B Part 2 and 6 – Fire Safety and Fire Protection Equipment
  • Courtroom Procedures
  • Fire Code Division B Part 9 - Retrofit
  • NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator
  • NFPA 1035 Fire and Life Safety Educator Level I
  • Minimum five (5) years’ relevant experience administering the FPPA, Ontario Fire Code, Ontario Building Code and other relevant Fire Service standards
  • Drivers License – Valid Ontario G class license is required with no demerit points.
  • Certification in the following categories of qualifications as set out by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Building Code Act
    • Fire Protection
    • Building Services
    • Detection, Lighting and Power


  • NFPA 1035 Fire and Life Safety Educator Level II
  • NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level II
  • Bilingualism
  • Working knowledge of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act and Ontario Fire Code,
  • the Building Code Act and Ontario Building Code, NFPA and CAN/ULC Standards,
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, Municipal By-laws, and other applicable
  • legislation.
  • Must be willing and able to wear all required uniform clothing and/or personal
  • protective equipment as assigned/required.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and report writing skills
  • Working knowledge of sprinkler systems, standpipe systems and fire pumps
  • Experience in issuing Provincial Offence’s Act Part I and Part III’s
  • Intermediate level use MS Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Share Point).

The City of Cornwall offers a competitive starting annual salary of $107,555, with a compressed work week of 37.5 hours per week plus a comprehensive benefits package for this position. 

Candidates who are successful in the recruitment process will be on an eligibility list for eighteen (18) months.  The City reserves the right to conduct an earlier recruitment drive, should its needs change.  As Fire Prevention Officer vacancies occur, candidates on the Eligibility List will be contacted.

The deadline for submissions is September 28, 2022. 

To apply, fill out the application form online and attach your cover letter, resume and proof of qualifications quoting file: 22-162  Fire Prevention Officer

The Corporation of The City of Cornwall is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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