Originally published at: FireRecruitment.ca
Before you submit your firefighter application, take the time to learn all you can about the job and requirements. Familiarize yourself with the job tasks and the different steps in the selection process. Do your homework. Better to be over prepared than unprepared. Preparation is required to be successful in this process.
- You need to be prepared to travel (if required) to complete various recruitment testing events.
- A commitment to maintaining a daily fitness regime and monitoring your personal wellness is essential to ensuring personal safety and longevity. Make sure you have the strength, stamina and cardiovascular conditioning required to take on the physical challenges of this career.
- Ethical behaviour and accountability must be part of your nature. Taking responsibility for and ownership of your actions is vital to success in the hiring process.
- An ability to carry out orders in emergencies, combined with the capacity to assess and act on own initiative and/or work effectively as part of a team.
- Job fit is one of many critical factors considered in our decision making processes. Successful completion of all steps in the process does not ensure a job offer.
- You must be able to follow and act on complex oral and written instructions; you will be evaluated on these skills throughout our assessments.
- A practical understanding of a wide range of subjects related to fire, rescue, dangerous goods and EMS, including the ability to operate and understand the operation of mechanical equipment
- You will be assessed throughout the entire application process.
- Although exciting, this is also a dangerous job. You may be exposed to many hazardous conditions, loud noises, and contaminants, and have to work in extreme temperatures.