Fire Fighter Application Form

Instructions:

Failure to fully complete the application form or providing inaccurate information may eliminate the applicant from consideration in the recruitment process.

Please attach / submit a detailed resume with your application form in .PDF or .DOCX format.

Do not attach copies of transcripts and certifications at this time.

Attach your Cover Letter and Resume

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Contact Information

Employment History

(Please explain any time gaps in employment.)

Are you currently, or were you previously, employed by the City?


Please provide details with respect to past work experience. Start with your most recent employment.



Volunteer and Community Service

Education / Training



References

Please provide at least 2 references for individuals you have reported directly to. We will contact you to confirm your authorization prior to contacting your references.

Confirmation of Qualifications

Please provide information about your qualifications below. Do not attach copies of certifications at this time; however, you must be prepared to provide supporting documentation upon request if you are shortlisted further in the recruitment process. Qualifications must be current as of the posting closing date.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Legally entitled to work in Canada


High School Diploma or Equivalent


NFPA 1001 (Firefighter 1 & 2 Certification)


Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Certification


Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) OR a University of Victoria Fire-Fit certificate

If you have been unable to schedule an assessment within the past 2 years due to COVID, please note this in the additional comments section.


Class 3 BC Driver's license with air brake endorsement (or equivalent out of province license)


Driver's abstract showing responsible and safe driving behaviour with less than 6 points in the past 3 years


Able to pass a Fire Fighter Medical Examination according to NFPA Standards 1582


Able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination


Free of any criminal or summary conviction offences related to the job of a Fire Fighter and will pass a Police Information Check


Willing and able to reside within 1 hours travel time of the City's fire halls *(see information below)


Desirable Qualifications / Experience

Trades Certification


University / College Degree or Diploma in a relevant discipline


NFPA 1002


Hazardous Materials


High Angle Rescue


Confined Space Entry


Fire Service Instructor


Pleasure Craft Operator's Card


Fluency in a Second Language


Previous Fire Service or related expiereince (e.g. First Aid, construction, mechanical, etc.)


Public Education Experience


Community Volunteer Experience


* A Fire Fighter starts their career with the City of Nanaimo as a "Flex Fire Fighter". Flex Fire Fighters work full time hours, but are scheduled to best meet the department's operational needs and therefore are not guaranteed a regular schedule and must be available for short-notice schedule changes. Flex Fire Fighters are required to reside within one hour's travel time of the City's fire halls in order to be able to meet the on-call nature of the Flex Fire Fighter position. One hour's travel time means one hour driving time in a passenger vehicle (car, truck, or SUV) at the posted speed limits from the employee's home to the furthest most station for the scheduled shift start times of 8:00am and 6:00pm.

Applicant Declaration

By signing below, I verify that:

All information provided in this application is true and correct. Any false statements or misinformation will result in my disqualification from the recruitment process:

 

Collection and use of your personal information

Information collected on this form is done so under the general authority of the Community Charter and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), and is protected in accordance with FOIPPA. Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Legislative Services Department at 250-755-4405, or via email at foi@nanaimo.ca. Please also see our Privacy Policy.

Last updated: February 4, 2022

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Collection and use of your personal information

Information collected on this form is done so under the general authority of the Community Charter and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), and is protected in accordance with FOIPPA. Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Legislative Services Department at 250-755-4405, or via email at foi@nanaimo.ca. Please also see our Privacy Policy.