Fire Alarm Technician

Fire · Edmonton, Alberta
Department Fire
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

First Nations Technical Services Advisory Group Inc. (TSAG) provides technical services and training for Alberta First Nations in the Treaty 6, 7 and 8 Regions.


TSAG is seeking a highly motivated individual to take on the responsibility of a full-time Fire Alarm Technician in our Edmonton office. The position will report directly to the Manager, Fire Protection & Prevention and will be responsible for developing, organizing, delivering and supporting a variety of fire alarm system inspections and recertifications as well as provide fire prevention and protection programs and service information for First Nations within Alberta.


The TSAG Fire Protection & Prevention team is responsible for the primary life safety systems for the Alberta Frist Nation funded assets.  These systems typically include detection, communication and signaling devices, sprinklers, preaction systems, deluge systems, standpipe firefighting systems, fire pumps, fire hydrants, fire hoses, fire extinguishers, chemical fire suppression systems (sapphire, inergen, CO), kitchen fire suppression systems (dry and wet chemical), hazardous fume and gas detection systems, building emergency control devices as well as other peripherals.


The Fire Alarm Technician is responsible to ensure the proper installation, maintenance, repair, and testing of all Life safety Systems. This position is required to assist First Nations with the operations and maintenance of the funded assets fire alarm systems. This includes a continuous high volume of work with certain peak periods, imposing high physical and mental demands. Problems encountered are from moderate to high complexity due to a vast scope of equipment and systems to be maintained, as well as a wide range of system variety from antiquated, obsolete equipment, up to the newest high tech electrical processes. The diverse workload involves operational deadlines, shifting priorities, and simultaneous organization, all of which can impact the performance of each facility or group of facilities.


This position requires work be carried out with the following conditions: scaffolds, and lifts of heights up to 4 metres, heavy lifting up to and including 25 kilograms that may require performing physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials, year round indoor and outdoor responsibilities and controlled hazardous environments.  

This is a full time position based on 35 hour work week.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Performs electrical work related to electrical systems, including electronic circuitry.
  • Inspects tests, calibrates, repairs, and replaces various low-voltage components and systems, including building security, building automation, and master clock.
  • Inspects, tests, calibrates, repairs, and replaces fire alarm system components, including initiating devices (for example: water flow switches and pull boxes), notification appliances (for example: horns, bells, strobes), detectors (for example: smoke, heat, flame, and gas), wiring, and associated control panels.
  • Inspect, test, calibrates, repairs and replaces electronic systems.
  • Inspects tests, calibrates, repairs, and replaces low-voltage components build into equipment, such as variable-frequency drives.
  • Performs minor installation or modification work on low-voltage systems, including planning the work; estimating and arranging the materials, supplies, and equipment required; and coordinating with other trades.
  • Acts as a TSAG representative for fire alarm verifications and approvals. Life Safety Systems personnel contribute knowledge and experience in the areas of various electronic systems.
  • Communicates with customers, contractors, suppliers and trade staff to successfully complete tasks.
  • Completion of computerized records and reporting related to work is also required.
  • Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Monitors and reviews information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Must possess CFAA - Canadian Fire Alarm Association certification.
  • Journeyman Red Seal Electrical trades certification will be considered an asset.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience related to Life Safety Building Systems of less than 24 volts (low voltage), including electronic circuitry.
  • Ensures the work assigned is completed as required and is in compliance with specifications, standards and procedures.
  • Ensures that equipment, and tools supplied by the company are used for their intended purposes, and are maintained in a safe working order.
  • Manages own time effectively and ensures immediate supervisor is kept informed of activities, and progress of work.
  • Pleasantly and respectfully interacts with co-workers, supervisors, contractors, consultants, suppliers, and members of the First Nations’ community.
  • Is willing to learn and adapt to change and is expected to actively participate in own training and development in coordination with the department.
  • Meets all ongoing EH&S initiatives, follows TSAG EH&S policies, procedures and OH&S Legislation as required ensuring personal, public and co-worker safety when completing tasks or engaging in potentially hazardous situations.
  • Knowledge/experience/understanding of First Nations Cultural Traditions is an asset
  • Willing to travel throughout Alberta including remote locations.
  • Valid clean drivers record Class 5 Vehicle Operators license as well as a reliable and insured vehicle

Applications will be received until noon on May 3, 2021.

Please, no agency calls.



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    Edmonton, Alberta
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