Ottawa Recruitment 2014

firefightme
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Ottawa Recruitment 2014

Postby firefightme » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:45 pm

New recruitment starts May 1st through May 31st.

Click on the city website jobs/fire recruitment for more information.

If you haven't done so already, make sure your Standard First Aid with CPR C is up to date.

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HAZWOPER69
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I hate to be the one to tell you.......but!!!

Postby HAZWOPER69 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:28 pm

In keeping with a nautical theme for today, I am sorry for taking the wind out of your sails firefightme but there is already a 2014 Ottawa Fire Recruitment thead you just have to go back 3 pages of threads to find it!

[quote=""firefightme""]New recruitment starts May 1st through May 31st.

Click on the city website jobs/fire recruitment for more information.

If you haven't done so already, make sure your Standard First Aid with CPR C is up to date.[/quote]

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Postby firefightme » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:17 pm

Thanks Haz, I missed that! Do you or anyone else know what kind of demand for recruits the OFS will be needing off the new 2014 list? Are they still anticipating lots of retirements in 2015-16??

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Postby fire5704 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:17 pm

Anyone shed any light on which book ottawa studies out of ? Thnx

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Postby FDready » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:29 pm

IFSTA however it's not relevant in the hiring process.

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Postby fire5704 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:47 pm

What is considered a " study" guide for ottawa recruitment. I'm new to there process

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Postby FDready » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:27 pm

A grade ten math book or any CPS study book. In reality, you pretty much know it or you don't. I mean, if you're writing this test then you must have graduated high school and that's all the studying you need. If it's been awhile since you were in high school then just refresh yourself with the books I mentioned. The best way to study is write for other cities and work on your weaknesses once you find out your results. All the questions are actually pretty easy if you understand what you're doing. There are no tricks to the test. The public relations/human resources part of the test is something people complain about a lot but you can break it down to just a few simple guidelines and the right answer becomes very obvious.
My only real tip.... Don't be that guy who writes as fast as he can and leaves, stay seated for the full allotted time and review your test and double check your answers. It's your future you're writing for and one point could make it or break it for you. Don't let it break you.
Good luck

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Postby FFWannabe » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:09 pm

[quote=""fire5704""]What is considered a " study" guide for ottawa recruitment. I'm new to there process[/quote]

Canadian Firefighter prep. Going into this exam believing you either know it or you don't, can certainly lead to failure. This book will help.

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Postby DWilliams » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:04 pm

Try these books -

Canadian Firefighter Exams - http://tinyurl.com/pjqovbk

And if the test turns out to be a CPS style test get this one -

Norman Hall Firefighter Exam Prep - http://tinyurl.com/psmduhl

I would also suggest if your English is lacking to look in chapters for a Teaching English as a Foreign Language instructor books - these all have the tricky english word tests that the firefighter tests often have. In fact I think there is one that is dedicated to the "what word is the most similar to this word?" type of tests.

If your math is lacking then also try a Grade 12 Math Workbook or any GED or SAT Math workbook.

To get into some departments you only need 70% (Mississauga last year) but often they just pick the top 200 so a 90% + score might be needed.

Good Luck.

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Postby Olmy22 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:02 pm

Question. I was just reading ottawas upcoming recruitment timeline and it said you pay the test fee up front. Do you get it back if you don't get to write?


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