I became a Probationary Firefighter
in July of 1980.
This was a change from being a 1st Class Police Constable to the lowest
rank of the Windsor Fire Service, a Probationary Firefighter.
After a Firefighter reaches the rank of 1st Class Firefighter and has
at least five years fireground experience they have a choice to apply for any of the
departments divisions which are:
I was one of those who chose to remain in the Firefighting Division. After 22 years I was promoted to Captain, who is in charge of a Fire Station. I have also qualified as a District Chief, who is generally in charge of half of the City's stations and also in charge of most emergency scenes.
Just as a side note - Over 20 years ago, when Canada's first female professional Fireman was hired by the Windsor Fire Department, the term Fireman changed to Firefighter.