Fire Recruitment and The Importance of Volunteering

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Fire Recruitment and The Importance of Volunteering

Firefighters trace their roots back to the island of Malta and the Knights of the Crusades. When not at war, they volunteered their time to building hospitals and taking care of the sick.

St. John Ambulance and the symbol of the fire service, the Maltese Cross, are two of the lasting icons of these Knights.

To this day, firefighters volunteer their time to assist people in their communities by organizing boot drives for Muscular Dystrophy, fundraising for burn victims, and participating in countless community programs and charity events.

Volunteering is a major reason why firefighters are such respected members of the community.

If you are a fire recruit asking yourself,

“Why am I not getting a firefighter interview?”

A weak resume could be one reason.

A crucial method to strengthen a resume is to add volunteering.

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How to Prepare for a Firefighter Written Exam

How to Prepare for a Firefighter Written ExamHow to Prepare for a Firefighter Written Exam

Too many firefighter candidates start their firefighter recruitments underprepared by planning only weeks or days to study before they write their firefighter written exams.

As a result, they fail their firefighter tests not because they don’t have the ability to pass them but because they don’t give themselves enough time to lean how.

Let me help you with this.

First, let’s debunk the idea that recruits aren’t given enough warning. 

Fire recruitments are like Christmas. They come every year. For most cities, they come every other year. Knowing this, budget enough time and money to become a competitive fire candidate in time for your next firefighter recruitment.

Here’s How…

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What to Expect on a Firefighter Aptitude Test

What to expect on a firefighter aptitude test

Firefighter candidates should expect to write a specific Firefighter Aptitude Test based on the hiring city’s requirements.

It is the firefighter candidate’s responsibility to know the name of the test and what it entails. Most of this information is provided by the city and/or firefighter candidate testing service.

Expected Firefighter Aptitude Tests in Canada

Expected Firefighter Aptitude Test Questions

Although Canadian Firefighter Aptitude Tests are different, they have similar types of test questions:

  • Firefighter Reading Comprehension
  • Firefighter Mathematical Ability
  • Firefighter Map Reading
  • Firefighter Spatial Reasoning
  • Firefighter Human Relations

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How Long Does It Take to Become a Firefighter in Canada?

The Firefighter Interview

The interview is the last part of the hiring process to become a Canadian firefighter. A fire-candidate does not receive nor pass a firefighter interview by luck.

Fire recruitment is a full-­time job including developing experience, producing a good resume and cover letter, and most importantly – never losing focus or motivation to continue.

Many firefighters are recruits for 5­ to 10 years before they find employment in the Fire Service.

Most go through numerous fire interviews and much frustration before they become firefighters. It is all part of the system and the different methods of interviewing that each department implements.

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