For the first time in nine years Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency is launching a recruitment drive for people interested in a career in fire fighting.
Halifax Regional Council approved a new selection process for recruits earlier this week that removes barriers for new applicants.
The new process eliminates the need for a post-secondary certification and recruitment fees that in the past cost recruits upwards of $1000.
The HRFE says the new requirements "eliminates barriers" for those who want a career in fire fighting.
- Grade 12 education
- Nova Scotia Class 5 Driver's Licence, or equivalent from other province
- Criminal record check with no job-related convictions for an offence which has not been pardoned
- Ability to communicate clearly in English
- 18 or older
- Legally entitled to work in Canada
Potential recruits should be community-minded, highly motivated, physically fit and a team player.
Information sessions wil be held around the HRM for potential recruits over the next month:
- Cole Harbour: Cole Harbour Place (Westphal Room), Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016
- Dartmouth: Dartmouth Sportsplex (Common Room), Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016
- Halifax: Halifax Forum (Multipurpose Centre), Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016
- Hatchett Lake: Prospect Road Community Centre (Multipurpose Room), Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016
- Cherry Brook: Black Cultural Centre, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016
- Halifax: St. Andrew's Community Centre, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016
For more information, visit halifax.ca/fire