Competition:  Full Time Fire Fighters & Eligibility List for Future Opportunities

Date:   December 2018 - May 2019

Hires:  3 Full Time Positions -  4  Eligibility List for 1 year

Recruitment Process and Timeline


Competition Posting

Opens – Dec. 10, 2018

Closes – 9pm

Dec. 28, 2018

Application Screening


Application screening and invitations to participate in the competition process.

Only those short listed to participate in the competition will be notified

Completed by January 11


Written Fire and Medical Knowledge Exam

Multiple choice exam on basic fire and Primary Care Paramedic knowledge

Based on Essentials 6, AHS First Response Medical Protocol 2018, ITLS 8th Edition, and Heart & Stroke Basic Life Support Provider Manual.

Proof of certification must be presented

Tuesday January 22  0900

One sitting only

Medical Scenarios

Primary Care Paramedic trauma or medical scenario

Scenarios will be based on AHS First Response Medical Protocols

January 22, 23, 24th

Physical Fitness Assessment














A CPAT (Candidate Physical Abilities Test) or University of Alberta Firefighter Physical Assessment Certification will only be require for those candidates invited to continue on to the interview process

Only those with a valid certification will be interviewed.

Certification can be acquired from–

Calgary Fire Department Wellness Centre


University of Alberta

Michael Scarlett



Certification must be provided to AFD no later than Feb 25

Certification is acquired at your own cost.









Behavioural Based Interview


  March 4 – 6

Initial Position Offer


Verbal offers will be made to top candidates pending successful completion of psychometric interview and pre-employment medical  

Psychometric Testing


Each candidate invited to an interview will be required to complete a Psychometric Questionnaire Questionnaire will be completed on the same day as department interview

Psychological Interview


Successful candidates will be required to complete an interview with a psychological professional provided by the department

There is no cost to the candidate for this process

March 13 afternoon



Pre-Employment Medical


Successful candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment medical based on NFPA 1582 requirements

There is no cost to the candidate

March 18



Confirmation of Offers Positions will be confirmed to the successful candidates

March 22


Corporate and Department Orientation

Four week orientation - 8 hour days

Monday through Friday

April 23


Active Duty


Successful employees will be assigned to their platoon and report for active duty

24 hour shifts

May 2019



Contact us

Airdrie Fire Department Administration

P. 403.948.8880

F. 403.948.9994


Airdrie Fire Department Administration
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday