Ottawa 2018

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Re: Ottawa 2018

Postby firerescue116 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:36 pm

carpenter29 wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:45 pm
Any rumour of Ottawa changing over to OFAI testing ?
Yes, that's what I have been hearing. Also heard they will continue to go off the current list until they are all set-up.

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Re: Ottawa 2018

Postby FF6 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:03 pm

Ottawa is developing a new recruitment system. Current list will remain in place until mid 2021. There will be NO fall 2020 class due to Covid-19.

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Re: Ottawa 2018

Postby ovfire613 » Sat May 01, 2021 12:53 pm

Looking for some insight on whether ADHD is a disqualifying medical factor in Ottawa’a hiring process. I understand the less documented the better, but I do find with age, my ability to focus and retain new information is decreasing. I would like to discuss it with my Dr. but do not want it in my medical file if it will disqualify me. Any information or guidance would be appreciated.

Thank you!

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Re: Ottawa 2018

Postby DaneGerousHow » Sun May 02, 2021 1:02 pm

Check out NFPA 1582, it lists all the medical requirements. Section 6.23. covers Psychiatric Conditions.

I want to preface this by saying I'm not a doctor nor am I an expert on interpreting standards. I think if anyone has an untreated condition they should seek help from an appropriate profession.

From what I can interpret from this section, it would be an issue at hire if there was a medical history of a psychiatric condition WITHOUT treatment. It would come down to the discretion of the doctor to determine if the condition is under control or resolved and that you can successfully perform your duties.

I think you should always get the appropriate care for your own health first before chasing after a job. You owe it to yourself to be the healthiest you! You owe it to the fire service to be the healthiest you!

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