Let's FAST-TRACK your Interview Results with Firehouse Training's Face-to-Face Coaching!
* Southern Ontario Only (Located Total Rescue Training Facility, 6006 Highway 6, Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0)
With the help of Firehouse Training, leave any doubt behind and smoke your next firefighter interview.
Is this your first interview? Or even worse, have you gotten to the interview multiple times with no success?
Are you afraid of getting to your interview and not remembering any of your answers, having them come out all wrong or not knowing if the answer is too long or too short?
You're not alone...
It's been proven that without the proper preparation, and the proper tools - time and time again, great candidates fail to get past the interview.
Thankfully, with Firehouse Training, we break down both your verbal and non-verbal skills to ensure that every answer is exactly what the interview panel wants to hear.
We make sure you leave with the confidence and the knowledge on how to approach your next interview.
Our Face-to-Face interviews are personal, intense, focused and we take a no nonsense approach to becoming a firefighter....
HERE IS WHAT THEY OFFER...
At Firehouse Training, we will provide you with specific interview question preparation and analyze key words and quality attributes, to get you to that next level. Our training is based on fire department behavior soft-skill question preparation, as they anticipate the practice for the mock panel interview.
Our mock interview sessions will be complete with suit and tie, and/or appropriate dress requirements, just as you would on the big day. You will understand the importance of warm eye contact and posture, appropriate dress and behaviors, including the various tips and strategies that will ensure a perfect first impression.
Feedback provided from various human resource divisions and hiring panels from both the private and public emergency services management have been given to help you be as prepared as possible…so you can “Smoke their Fire Service interview”!
Our coaching staff have experience and knowledge working with a majority of fire services across the country, in regards to the expectations and hiring process’ to guide you for the specific fire department you are applying for.
WHO IS FIREHOUSE TRAINING?
The team at Firehouse Training began running training, consulting and coaching meetings and one-on-one prepatory sessions out of a retired rural fire station in Durham Region. Since we began, we have assisted many fire service candidates navigate through the competitive process of attaining a professional career in the fire service.
DON'T JUST TAKE MY WORD FOR IT
Here's what others have to say...
I was hired by the Toronto fire department last year and it wouldn’t have been without the help of the professional career coach. We reviewed my application prior to submitting, practiced for my interview and helped me understand what it is like to be a part of a panel interview process. I felt very prepared and it was worth it when I got my job offer.
The interview question preparation and mock interview practice played a big role in me getting hired by the Oshawa Fire Service. Taking the extra time to review and organize my portfolio of certificates prior to the interview, paid off immensely as well. Thanks so much!
What's the first step?
The first step to being comfortable in the interview is to be prepared. - If you don't feel prepared or feel like something is missing, let Firehouse Training put your mind at ease!
For pricing, session dates and availability, click the link below!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long is each career coaching session?
Each career coaching session for any of our training services is for a duration of 3 hours. Coaching session times are specifically assigned based on candidate registration and may be adjusted if necessary based on registration and enrollment numbers.
Written Aptitude Test Tutoring and/or Mock Interview Preparation (11 AM - 2 PM)
Firefighter Skills Refresher Training (OFAI Practical Testing Review) (2 PM - 5 PM)
How much is each career coaching session?
$290 + HST (See FireRecruitment.ca for applicable discounts)
Do I have to choose one area of assistance for a career coaching session?
No. Although it is recommended based on time restraints and adequate preparation to focus on one career coaching service for a three hour session, the coaching session areas may be adjusted, based on a specific candidate request.
What is included in a career coaching session?
Each three hour career coaching session will consist of a private training session to assist the candidate in any of the following areas of their choice.
As we conclude our 3 hour session, Firehouse Training will be providing the candidate with a documented action plan, outlining additional steps to use as you go forward into the firefighter hiring process.
Upon request, a reference letter of attendance is also issued to the candidate for application portfolio purposes to confirm participation in our firefighter recruitment coaching services.
Can I do more than one career coaching session in a one day period?
Yes. Firehouse Training offers best value pricing for candidates participating in various stages of the hiring process and require assistance in more than one area at once, can choose any two coaching sessions in a one day period and receive a discounted price. However, many of our candidates often choose one session per day, based on the current hiring process step they are currently involved and book additional sessions in the future as required.
Where is the career coaching and training facility located?
To ensure professionalism and recruitment training at the highest standards, all face-to-face career coaching meetings and training courses will be held at the Firehouse Training / Total Rescue Training Facility on 6006 Highway 6, Elora, ON N0B 1S0. We are located 20 minutes north of the City of Guelph on Highway 6, in the small hamlet of Ennotville.
Are lunches included in your training courses?
Yes. A catered lunch is provided for any of our full day on-site firefighter training courses. Coffee, donuts, muffins, water and juice among other items are also available during the morning of each training course. Lunches are generally not provided for those candidates arriving for a three hour career coaching session.
How often do you run career coaching sessions and firefighter training courses?
Firehouse Training runs a career coaching session day one weekend per month, and one firefighter training course one weekend each month. Spots for each training day are open until registration is full, on a first come first serve basis. It is always best to register as early as possible, as spots due to registration fill up quickly. Once registration for our one day a month session is full, Firehouse Training may opt to open a second training day or move those candidates into the next month’s coaching sessions.
How do the firefighter technical skills training sessions work?
During the OFAI Stage III skills refresher session, you will have opportunity to practice each skill in our state of the art facility, and work one-on-one with our instructor through the each skill requirement as outlined in OFAI Stage Three testing format.
You will have an opportunity to use your review notes from our session, and identify each critical pass and fail as required during this test. This training is based on the practical firefighter skill requirements as outlined by the Firefighter I & II provincial NFPA 1001 sign-offs.
This training standard as set out by the Office of the Fire Marshal, and IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 6th Edition textbook. You will also demonstrate each skill in real time, and will debrief upon completion.
What is your cancellation policy?
All requests to withdraw from a course must be received by Firehouse Training or Total Rescue a minimum of two (2) business days prior to course start date. Such requests must be made by phone, in writing or email to at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Failing to provide at least two (2) business days’ notice of withdrawal will result in a forfeiture of 50% of the course fee (per participant registered). Participants who withdraw after the class start date, late arrivals that are denied entrance to the class, or who fail to attend the class without notification (No Shows), will forfeit the full course fee. Qualified substitutions will be allowed up to the course start date in lieu of forfeitures.
Within one business day, we reserve the right to cancel any course in which the minimum registration of five students is not achieved. Every effort will be made to advise participants by phone, e-mail or mail, of cancellations before start date. If Firehouse Training or Total Rescue cancels a course you will be given the option to transfer to a later date or be issued a credit towards a future course of your choice. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.