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 January 22, 2022

OFAI Preparation & Testing

OFAI Preparation & Testing

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 one – Firefighter InformationStep two – Candidate Self SelectionStep Three – Candidate RegistrationStep Four – […]

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  • Steve
  • Updated January 24, 2023

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

How to Build and Maintain Great Firefighter References

One of the most overlooked gems of getting hired as a career firefighter is building and maintaining a great reference. In the small world we live in, you never know who knows who and more specifically, what they have noticed about you. The fire service is generally quite small and someone always knows someone who […]

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  • Steve
  • Updated June 27, 2021
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