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Firefighter Recruitment

Sarnia Fire Rescue Services will be accepting applications for Probationary Firefighters January 15th – February 26th, 2018

The City of Sarnia is pleased to offer careers in firefighting.  Firefighting is a demanding profession that carries considerable responsibility to provide preservation of life, property and the environment.  Firefighters respond to fire suppressions and emergencies involving hazardous materials, high angle rescue, medical assists, water and ice rescue, and auto extrications.  Firefighters are also involved with fire safety, fire prevention, and public education duties.  Excellent listening and communication skills are essential.

Satisfaction is derived from helping others, working closely in a team environment, and working in a challenging profession.

Our Recruitment Guide, the presentation from the Open House, as well as a template to follow for your resume are all available below. Please note: This resume template format is not mandatory. It can be used as a guide in organizing your qualifications, experience and skills.

To find out if you qualify, please refer to the minimum qualifications outlined in our Recruitment Guide.

For those who attended the Open House on January 4, please note the 1-week application extension due to the Family Day holiday.


Ontario Fire Administration Inc. and Sarnia Fire Rescue Service Partnership

The City of Sarnia has partnered with Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) for Sarnia Fire Rescue Services’ upcoming recruitment.  OFAI provides a standardized testing approach to candidates pursuing a firefighting career in municipal fire departments across Ontario.

Applicants must complete and pass all required tests to obtain an OFAI Candidate Testing Certificate before they can be considered within the application process for Sarnia Fire Rescue Services.

Please refer to www.ofai.ca for more information on their candidate testing program. If you have any questions, please contact OFAI directly at 905-426-6756 or info@ofai.ca.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in employment with the Sarnia Fire Rescue Services, and wish you success in your endeavor to become a firefighter.

Please note: Firefighter recruitments attract a high volume of applications.  As a result, in order to efficiently respond to inquiries from applicants, all inquiries should be directed to firerecruit@sarnia.ca

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