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(Grande Prairie Fire Department)
The Grande Prairie Fire Department is a career fire service made up of sixty-eight (68) fire suppression personnel, four (4) fire prevention personnel, two (2) day staff positions and fifteen (15) dispatchers. GPFD is a well-equipped, innovative fire service that enjoys positive labour relations and strong support from Senior Administration and City Council.
GPFD is currently in a recruitment process to develop an eligibility list with the intent to fill upcoming vacancies as Firefighters. The challenge is for career Firefighters to provide Fire Suppression, Medical Co-response and Specialized Rescue Services along with the delivery of Fire Prevention and Public Education Programs.
Successful candidates will have exceptional customer service skills; good written and verbal communication skills; a proven ability to work effectively within a team environment; show good initiative and innovation; be a quick learner and have the ability to teach others. Alignment with the City of Grande Prairie’s Guiding Beliefs is a critical element for success.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have no criminal record and be legally entitled to work in Canada. Additional training, experience, or education will be considered an asset.
The recruitment process will require successful candidates to undergo an aptitude test; a job-related physical fitness test; a number of interviews; a station assessment; a medical examination; job specific testing (swimming proficiency test, acrophobia test, claustrophobia test) and a Security Clearance.
If you meet the above qualifications, please submit a Resume and Cover Letter through our On-line application process. Your resume and/or cover letter must clearly indicate how you meet our minimum qualifications.
Please do not submit copies of documentation at this time. Those candidates invited to the Aptitude Test will be notified of the documentation they will be required to bring to the Aptitude Test.
NOTE: Only on-line applications (www.cityofgp.com) will be accepted for this competition. You must provide a valid email address that will be used in providing updates during the recruitment process.
The Firefighter recruitment process closes on May 25, 2018. Enquiries can be sent to: Kristina Purcha, Fire Administrative Coordinator, Phone (780) 538-3125, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information or to see the recruitment timeline please visit:
We are proud of the community which we serve, and committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity - now you can take this opportunity for personal satisfaction in contributing to the provision of quality service by submitting your application.
Employment with the City of Grande Prairie Fire Department offers an extremely challenging and rewarding career. Opportunities throughout the fire service may occur over time and can help to form an ongoing personal development program.
A fully trained firefighter is a skilled professional who uses modern equipment, methods and techniques to undertake a range of activities associated with the preservation of life and property.
Each platoon, led by a Fire Officer, works as a team. As a member of a platoon, you will be required to work shift work, including evenings and weekends.
The City of Grande Prairie is an equal opportunity employer and selects candidates on the basis of merit. We invite applications from qualified men and women.
A policy has been established whereby the applications for the position of Firefighter will be accepted within a specified time frame. The position is advertised in the local media and at fire related schools.
Various steps are followed in selecting applicants for the Firefighter position. These take place over a number of weeks and include the following:
College of the Rockies, Lakeland College, JIBC – Maple Ridge, Fire Academy Online
These are just some of the fire schools to offer fire fighter training.
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