The average salary for a Fire Chief in Canada is C$99,065.
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Job Description for Fire Chief
Fire chiefs are responsible for providing managerial and administrative direction within a fire department. Their role is one of leadership, and their responsibilities include: planning and supervising fire operations; coordinating fire programs and action plans with a city's government; supervising building inspections for fire hazards to ensure they meet safety standards; preparing the fire department's annual budget; reviewing new and replaced equipment; and performing training drills with ot…Read more
Fire Chief Tasks
- Evaluate scale and nature of reported fires while assigning appropriate teams to strategic locations for rescue of people and extinguishing flames.
- Update, review, and report on personnel, equipment, and incidents.
- Manage personnel and equipment to maintain peak performance abilities.
- Oversee medical responses as needed.
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Pay by Experience Level for Fire Chief
An early career Fire Chief with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$67,000 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Fire Chief with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$85,468 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Fire Chief with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$97,964 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$114,650.
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