A Day in the Life of a Probationary Firefighter

Day in the life of a probationary firefighter

A Day in the Life of a Probationary Firefighter: What to Expect on the Job Embracing the Firefighter LifestyleStepping into this new world can be quite the change. Everything is very new, fresh, exciting, and even nerve-wracking. Being a firefighter offers you the ability to have a new day every shift, as long as you put […]

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  • Steve
  • Updated April 4, 2024

Top 3 OFAI Fitness Testing Failures (and how to avoid them)

Over the years, the team over at Fit By Fire has been working directly with candidates, preparing them to excel at the job performance fitness testing requirements to become a firefighter. Generally speaking, each test has their differences, but they found that there are some pretty common areas that aspiring firefighters fail to succeed and move […]

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  • Steve
  • Updated April 4, 2024

Prepare for OFAI Testing

OFAI Preparation & Testing

Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Prep Preparing for OFAI testing can be a daunting task. If you want to become a firefighter in Ontario, there is a good chance your department of choice will require that you pass the OFAI (Ontario Fire Administration Inc.) testing. The OFAI can be broken down into the 6 steps below:Step […]

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  • Steve
  • Updated April 4, 2024

Tips from a Firefighter – Survey Results (Part 3)

Hi everyone! Here is part 3 of the firefighter survey results. To recap, here are the survey details:What is your role in the fire department?What personality traits do you like in a probationary firefighter?What type of background do you prefer from new recruits?If you had to start all over, what is one thing you would do […]

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  • Steve
  • Updated February 2, 2020

Tips from a Firefighter – Survey Results (Part 2)

Hi everyone! Here is part 2 of the firefighter survey results. To recap, here are the survey details:What is your role in the fire department?What personality traits do you like in a probationary firefighter?What type of background do you prefer from new recruits?If you had to start all over, what is one thing you would do […]

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  • Steve
  • Updated February 2, 2020

Tips from a Firefighter – Survey Results (Part 1)

Hi everyone! So for those who have been around for the past year or so will remember that I conducted ​a survey asking full time firefighters and above the following questions:What is your role in the fire department?What personality traits do you like in a probationary firefighter?What type of background do you prefer from new recruits?If […]

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  • Steve
  • Updated February 2, 2020

4 Tips to Improve Your Interview Skills

Hi everyone! Today we will be going over some hints and tips to help you better improve your interview skills. Let’s jump right to it!​Tip #1 – AppearanceYou would think we wouldn’t have to mention appearance since this is the single biggest interview of your life right? Well, we will anyway.. just in case.Make sure you […]

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  • Steve
  • Updated January 21, 2022
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