The Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) is the oldest fire department in Canada. The mission of HRFE has been to improve and protect the standard of living and property since 1754. In an area of 5,577 km2, or about the size of Prince Edward Island, HRFE provides services and protection to 419,000 persons.
A wide range of emergency services are provided by career and volunteer fire personnel at 51 fire stations in the Halifax region, which includes fire inspections and code enforcement, fire investigations and public fire safety education; fire suppression and rescue; pre-hospital emergency medical services and more.
The mission of HRFE is to provide the greatest fire and emergency services while reflecting the diversity of the communities we serve. A panel interview, physical ability tests, background checks, and aptitude tests are all part of the recruitment and selection process. The knowledge, skills, and competencies assessed at each of these phases is consistent with what is needed to be a firefighter. At each level, candidates must exhibit competence and proficiency in order to move on.
The Halifax Regional Municipality works to foster an inclusive and diverse workplace. It will take use of the skill and power of those communities to achieve its aim of having a strong and diverse staff that fairly represents the communities it serves. As a result, we support applications from African Nova Scotians, people of color, women (applying for occupations outside of their norm), people with disabilities, Aboriginal people, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. HRM promotes self-identification among applicants.
A job as a firefighter is both demanding and rewarding, giving people the chance to give back to their community while contributing to a highly qualified professional team. HRFE is committed to improving and maintaining the quality of life, property, and the environment via leadership, collaboration, and efficient emergency response.
The Firefighter is also in charge of providing emergency medical, rescue, and other related services under the direction of the Station Officer. In addition, the firefighter takes part in events and initiatives that promote public safety and fire prevention.
The following requirements must be satisfied by applicants:
• A copy of your diploma from grade 12 or the equivalent must be submitted with your application. (A high school transcript can only be recognized if it explicitly specifies your graduation date or attests to your graduation with a stamp or your signature.)
• Class 5 driver’s license from Nova Scotia (or a comparable license from another jurisdiction) with a clean driving record.
• Candidates must successfully pass security/background screening, which entails looking through their driving record, vulnerable sector check, child abuse registry check, and criminal record. Additionally, an integrity interview is part of it.
• Age at the time of application must be at least 18.
• Able to work in Canada legally.
• Candidates must be proficient in English in order to be hired. As you advance in the competition, these abilities will be evaluated. It could be necessary to do another language competency test.
For more information about the job visit https://www.halifax.ca/about-halifax/employment/work-halifax-fire?fbclid=IwAR36S13UuKZDzkwa2S-JaSqUFe_QdV6kVxRSS-R5kTDBpgoReXsR-cNGex4
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