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Delta Fire Department hiring requirements

So Delta will be hiring in the new year and will be doing a large hire within 18-24 months to staff their new Boundary Bay Fire hall, do you have the requirements:

Firefighter Qualifications

Firefighter Qualifications Update - February 5, 2015

Effective immediately Fire Operations in the Wildland Urban Interface (S215) is no longer a required qualification. View updated Firefighter Qualifications.

Applicants must meet all of the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Legal entitlement to work in Canada (Canadian Citizenship or Landed Immigrant Status)

  • Certificate of Completion of NFPA 1001 Levels 1 and 2 from an approved International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Pro Board accredited firefighter training program

  • High School graduation or equivalent

  • Transcripts demonstrating 30 post secondary credits or transcript demonstrating 1 year minimum approved apprenticeship

  • NFPA 1001 Levels 1 & 2 will count as 20 post secondary credits, regardless of issuing institution

  • Other fire related courses that earn educational credits will count towards post secondary credit requirement

  • 2 years of accumulated work experience after the completion of high school

  • Valid BC Driver’s Licence, Class 3 with Air Brake endorsement

  • Driver’s Abstract dated no more than 30 days prior to the application closing date. Candidates must demonstrate safe and responsible driving behavior; more than six points in the last three years from the date of application is considered excessive

  • Candidate Physical Ability Test certificate (CPAT), current within the past 12 months from date of application

  • Emergency Medical Responder Licence (EMR) or higher.Licence must be kept valid throughout recruitment process. See Ministry of Health website for licencing information - Visit the Ministry of Health website for licensing information.

  • Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents - Technical Level (NFPA 472)*

  • Technical High Angle Rope Rescue – Operations Level (NFPA 1006)*

  • Confined Space Rescue - Operations Level (NFPA 1006)*

  • Community Involvement/Volunteer Experience

  • Physically and medically fit to perform the job of a Firefighter according to the standards set out in NFPA 1582

  • No conviction for a criminal offence related to the job of a Firefighter

* Pro Board or IFSAC accredited certification not required; must provide documented proof that training meets or exceeds the appropriate NFPA standards.


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