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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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