Female Firefighter Recruitment
Firefighter applications are not currently being accepted. The City of Spruce Grove regularly conducts firefighter recruitment; when a recruitment competition opens, it will be posted on the careers page.
Take your paramedic, medicine, or nursing experience to the next level and join Spruce Grove Fire Services, an integrated fire and emergency medical service.
A career with Spruce Grove Fire Services is fulfilling, diverse and challenging. You’ll join a team that’s like family. We work in an environment that’s action packed and no two days are ever the same. We are ready to respond to any emergency 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications on the date the application is submitted.
One of the following is mandatory:
- Registered Advanced Care Paramedic.
- Second year Advanced Care Paramedic students, registered as a Primary Care Paramedic, writing the Provincial Registration Exam no later than December 2021 (must successfully pass the exam).
- Registered Primary Care Paramedic and NFPA 1001 Level I & II Certification (certification must be held on the date of application).
- Registered Nurse with College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) (or equivalent).
- Medical doctor registered with a provincial medical association.
In addition, all of the following are required:
- Current registration with the Alberta College of Paramedics as an Advanced Care Paramedic or Primary Care Paramedic or Nurse registered with CARNA (or equivalent), or a Medical Doctor registered with a provincial medical association.
- Valid Class 4 drivers license, including driver’s abstract demonstrating a satisfactory driving record with six demerits or fewer. A valid Class 3 drivers license and Air Brake (Q) endorsement must be obtained by start date.
- Clear criminal record check and vulnerable sector check.
- Ability to pass physical and medical standards, including eyesight and audible, as outlined in the NFPA standard.
The following are preferred, but not mandatory:
- Emergency medical/fire response work experience
- Current ITLS certification
- Current PALS certification
- Current ACLS certification
Please refer to the list of disqualifying medical conditions.
Firefighter recruitment has many steps and usually takes six months to complete.
- Applications open
- Firefighter fitness testing
Candidates who have passed the fitness test within the last six months will not have to re-test, provided test results are confirmed. Candidates are responsible for all testing fees. It’s a good idea to be physically prepared for this assessment, read more about firefighting fitness testing.
- Knowledge test
A wide-ranging test that measures skills in verbal comprehension, reading and understanding written information, numeracy, maps, diagrams, and mechanical reasoning, teamwork, and community relationships.
- Medical knowledge testing - Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
An in-depth written exam and a series of short practical evaluations where candidates provide clinical assessments, diagnoses, and treatment options.
- Behavioural based interviews
Candidates should be prepared to use the STAR format for the interview. STAR is a structured style of responding to behavioural based interview questions by discussing the specific Situation, Task, Action, and Result of the situation you are describing.
- Conditional offer of employment
Following the successful tests and interview, selected candidates will be given conditional offers of employment.
- Pre-employment medical assessment and drug screening
This is a condition of employment and includes a general physical assessment and is another measure to ensure candidates meet the physical demands of firefighting.
- Anticipated start
City of Spruce Grove
Rebecca Furry - HR Business Partner