City of Regina Firefighters
Prevention, Protection, Professionalism... these three words represent the vision of the Department and its ongoing commitment to serving the needs of the community of Regina.
The Regina Fire Department is made up of approximately 284 professionals in five divisions. Suppression and Rescue personnel operate a four platoon, two shift rotation. On average, the Regina Fire Department responds to more than 4000 calls for assistance per year.
Learn more about the recruitment process, education and application criteria required to become a City of Regina firefighter.
During the recruitment process, Regina Fire & Protective Services advertises current openings on the website, in the local newspaper, and mails available postings to the fire colleges.
To become a firefighter, you first must take training that meets the standards set by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFASC). To learn more about IFSAC Training, contact:1-800-661-6490 Fax: 780-853-2955 1-888-253-1488 Fax: 204-726-6847 1-866-783-6766
Firefighter Application Criteria
- Provide verification of Grade 12 diploma or GED equivalency
- Provide verification of Fire College Certificate
- Provide verification of your IFSAC Certification for National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Level I and II
- Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) NOCP 2011 certification and must possess a current practicing license in the Province of Saskatchewan
- Provide verification of ITLS and CPR certificates
- Provide verification of a criminal record check (current within 3 months of application)
- Provide verification of a valid driver’s license with air brake endorsement and a five-year driver’s abstract (current within 3 months of application)
- Must have 20/30 or better uncorrected vision (Applicants with corrective eye surgery must wait 1 year from date of surgery to be considered)
- Must have normal colour vision
- Must have normal hearing test results (No more than 30 decibel hearing loss in either ear average at 500, 1000, 2000 and 3000 Hz)
- Must be in excellent aerobic and anaerobic physical condition
- Ability to act quickly and calmly in emergency situations
- Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a shift work environment
Step 1: Submit application for advertised position
Please visit our Job Opportunities page to complete your profile and to apply.
Applicants must have the formal education and meet the qualifications prior to hire date to apply.
Step 2: Testing
Our hiring process involves a series of tests. As you pass each test, you progress to the next. Those who fail a test are removed from the process but are encouraged to re-apply for future vacancies.
Written Knowledge Exam
You must take an exam containing a random selection of multiple choice questions based on the NFPA 1001 Level II Standard.
Fire Fighter Applicant Fitness Assessment Protocol
Regina Fire & Protective Services uses the York University Fire Fighter Applicant Fitness Assessment Protocol to assess candidates. The fitness assessments are administered by Dr. Paul Schwann Centre staff at the University of Regina. Applicants are required to complete a series of tests including aerobic fitness, vision, colour blindness (Ishihara and Farnsworth testing conducted), hearing, lung function, swimming and 8 validated job-related performance tests.
Aerobic fitness is measured directly using expired air analysis while running on a treadmill. The speed and incline are gradually increased until the candidate reaches maximum intensity. This test is designed to measure endurance or "work capacity". Participation in moderate to high intensity aerobic workouts (30 - 45 minutes per workout, 4 - 5 times per week) including activities such as jogging, cycling, swimming and rowing, can help you prepare for the aerobic fitness assessment.
During the swimming test applicants are required to swim 8 lengths (approx. 200 meters) using any stroke.
The 8 job-related performance tests are designed to simulate the physical demands of a firefighter's job which requires muscular strength, coordination and endurance. To prepare for these tests, you may wish to participate in supervised weight training, stretching and an aerobic exercise program to increase strength, improve flexibility and enhance aerobic fitness and capacity. The performance tests are:
- Ladder Climb (Acrophobia)
- Search Enclosed Area (Claustrophobia)
- Hose/Climb Carry
- Rope Pull
- Hose Advance/Drag
- Ladder Lift
- Victim Drag
- Forced Entry
Consult your physician and/or a qualified fitness instructor before starting any exercise program.
Step 3: Interview & Reference Checks
Candidates who are successful in the testing phase will be interviewed and reference checks will be completed.
Regina Police Service
The Regina Police Service offers careers both as a police officer as well as in their civilian support services (i.e. Clerical/Administrative, Communications Officer, Fleet Services, Maintenance/Cleaning, and Evidence Management Unit).
All employees entering the Regina Police Service must undergo appropriate security screening.
For information about the 12-step process required to become a police officer or for a listing of current civilian opportunities available, visit Regina Police Service or in person, visit their Human Resources Section located on the 3rd Floor, Regina Police Service Headquarters, 1717 Osler Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 2Z8.