The Medicine Hat Fire Service recruits applicants who have successfully completed level one and two National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 program. Other NFPA electives such as NFPA 1031 level 1 inspector, NFPA 472 hazardous materials awareness, operations and or Tech training, EMR or EMT training, SCUBA and PADI open water as well as diving experience, and technical rope skills are considered relevant applicant assets. Applicants must also have completed Grade 12, and must provide a copy of their drivers abstract as well as a copy of a current criminal records statement. Minimum class 3Q driver’s license required with a good driving record.
The recruitment program comprises a series of evaluative measures:
The recruitment process evaluates and grades applicants on a pro-rated scoring system which involves awarding weighted performance grades for each segment of the recruitment process.
The City of Medicine Hat Human Resources Department advertises for applicants through this website's employment opportunities, the local newspaper and at least one of the major Alberta city newspapers such as the Calgary Herald or the Edmonton Journal. Instructions for applicants and application deadlines are stipulated through the various media channels.
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