Firefighter – Grande Prairie – 2022

City of Grande Prairie
March 18, 2022
Grande Prairie, Canada
Job Type
April 8, 2022
37.72 per hour
Work Hours


The City of Grande Prairie is looking for individuals who have exceptional customer service and who want to be part of a team. As a first responder you will respond to fires, dangerous goods incidents, motor vehicle accidents, medical co-response, technical rescue and wildland fires within the City of Grande Prairie. You will be trained on evidence based best practices and the latest equipment the fire service has to offer.

The Grande Prairie Fire Department (GPFD) is a career fire service comprised of a Fire Chief, two (2) Deputy Chiefs, sixty-eight (68) fire suppression personnel, five (5) fire prevention staff, Chief Training Officer, Training Officer, Logistics Officer and thirteen (13) dispatchers. GPFD is a well-equipped, innovative fire service that enjoys positive labour relations and strong support from Senior Administration and City Council.

As you grow within the department as a career Firefighter, you will have opportunity to branch into specialized areas within Fire Suppression, Fire Prevention and Training.

GPFD is currently in a recruitment process to fill upcoming vacancis as Firefighters. The 4 most junior newly hired positions will be flex Firefighter positions as per our Letter of Understanding.

Minimum Qualifications

  • NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications: Level 1 and Level 2
  • ACP recognized EMR Progam and/or recognized minimum 80 hour Advanced First Aid Certificate
  • Valid Class 3 & 4 Alberta Driver's License with Air Brakes (Q) Endorsement or Equivalency
  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalency

Additional Information

We thank you in advance for your interest. There are several steps within the selection process. Please ensure you follow the instructions carefully when uploading your information.Those selected to continue on within the steps will be contacted by phone or email. You will be required to travel to Grande Prairie for portions of this process.

1.  Submit your application by using the "Apply Now" tab on this web page.

2.  Applications will be reviewed and short-listed

3. Online Aptitude Test - you will be contacted by email if you are successful for this step.

4. Phone Interview

4. Job Specific Fitness Training - task evalution, treadmill test, swimming proficiency test and acrophobia test

5. Interview

6. Station Assessment

7. Medical Assessment

8. Secuity Clearance - criminal record check including vulnerable sector