Probationary Firefighter – St. Catharines (ON) – 2024
Please read the information carefully. Failure to follow directions or meet minimum qualifications at any stage of the recruitment and selection process may result in your application being disqualified. Any costs associated with The City of St. Catharines Fire Fighter Screening Test and application process will be incurred by the applicant.
Inquiries regarding this process can be made to the Human Resources Division, by phone at 905-688-5601 (Ext 1484) or by e-mail at [email protected].
UPDATE: NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE WILL BE 11:59 P.M. ON FEBRUARY 18, 2024
The following qualifications must be met to become a Fire Fighter for The City of St. Catharines:
- Grade 12 Diploma
- Valid Class "D" Ontario Driver's Licence with "Z" Endorsement
OR other Licence Classification that allows driving in Class D including Class A, B, C with Z Air Brake Endorsement
- Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider (continuously valid certification and non- expired no later than date of application)
- Standard First Aid Level C (continuously valid certification and non-expired no later than date of application)
- NFPA 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualification Firefighter Level 1 & Firefighter Level 2 Certification
Additional education or training related to fire or emergency services and/or post- secondary education, trades qualifications are considered assets.
Applicants must successfully pass through all stages of the recruitment process. Those applicants who fail to meet the required standards or meet minimum qualifications at any stage of the recruitment and selection process may be automatically disqualified.
Phase 1: Screening Test
All applicants will be required to attend Firefighter Services of Ontario (FSO) to have their qualifications verified and to participate in the FSO Screening. Applicants can attend any date provided they have their screening completed by February 10, 2024.
The FSO Screening Test will include all of the following components:
- Clinical Assessment
- CPS Aptitude Examination
- Medical Examination
- Tread Water Test
- Acrophobia Test
- Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
- Emotional Stability and Resiliency Assessment (ESR)
You must register for one of the dates scheduled for this Recruitment Process by visiting https://register.fireontario.com/. The deadline to register is December, 16, 2023. All screening must be completed by the last testing date, February 10, 2024.
Candidates who successfully completed the core four tests in one day (Clinical, CPAT, Tread Water and Aptitude), on or after January 28, 2023, you would be required to successfully complete:
- Clinical Assessment (if expired, valid for 6 months)
- Medical, Acrophobia, and/or Emotional Stability and Resiliency Assessment (if expired, valid for 1 year).
Please contact [email protected] to confirm your eligibility.
Please bring your valid Standard First Aid and Basic Life Support certificates with you to your appointment. You will also be required to present your valid DZ driver’s licence (OR other Licence Classification that allows driving in Class D including Class A, B, C with Z Air Brake Endorsement), original Grade 12 diploma and NFPA 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualification Firefighter Level 1 & Firefighter Level 2 Certification for verification. There is a $40 application processing fee required, payable to Firefighter Services of Ontario.
FSO assessment fees, application fees and transportation costs will be the responsibility of the applicant.
Applicants should visit http://fireontario.com for more information and the fee schedule.