To succeed in the demanding fire-rescue environment, firefighters must have specific skills. The aptitude test content areas are:
- Understanding oral information
- Reading and understanding written information
- Numerical skills
- Maps, diagrams, and mechanical reasoning
- Teamwork and public relations
If the applicant does not pass any one portion of the aptitude exam, they will be removed from consideration.
Applicants will be advised of the location and time of the aptitude test. The aptitude test must be written on location in Edmonton; no out-of-town or supervised exams will be allowed.
A non-refundable $50 money order, payable to the City of Edmonton, will be required at time of writing. Cheque or cash will not be accepted.
There will be no re-writes. A grouping of the highest-ranked applicants will advance to the next stage of the recruitment process.
Physical Fitness Test
Applicants' physical fitness is tested to ensure they possess the physical capabilities necessary for firefighting. The University of Alberta's Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation administers this test.