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Firefighting is a challenging, demanding, exciting and fulfilling career that goes beyond physical ability. It also encompasses:

  • Effective communication abilities
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Commitment to customer service
  • Compassion
  • Creative problem solving
  • Effective teamwork
  • Resilience
  • Engagement in diverse communities

The recruitment process for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services is highly competitive and comprehensive, and consists of multiple stages. Candidates who successfully navigate through each stage of the process are placed on an eligibility list for potential selection as a firefighter. Advancement and placement on this list are determined by the applicant's performance in each stage of the process.