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Forum: Firefighting 09-02-2016, 02:28 PM
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Posted By DC1987
hair length

There should be no difference in the rules for men or women on the length of their hair and what matters is what your worker compensation regulations stipulate. I would say if your hair doesn't...
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions 09-02-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By DC1987
Fail?

I wouldn't say that anyone really fails an interview. Unless you use the "F" word (which I've witnessed). In the interview stage the best rise to the top over those that were less prepared or have...
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions 09-02-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,485
Posted By DC1987
Survey

I completed your survey. Hope people read the input you get.
Forum: Scenarios 03-31-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,396
Posted By DC1987
Ask your mom

Everyone is on the same track and right track. It's pretty simple really. You have to remember that your actions and those of your fellow members reflect on your department, the fire service and...
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions 03-18-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,366
Posted By DC1987
Don't ask to meet with the Chief

Unless it is a small department where there are no Deputies or Assistants do not call for an interview with the Fire Chief. As stated before a DC or AC in charge of Operations or Training would be...
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions 02-12-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By DC1987
Other than the JIBC??

Check their website... Comox and kelowna also put in Jibc accredited hazmat courses or call them.
Forum: Hiring 02-12-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,059
Posted By DC1987
FDs often have a minimum staffing (sometimes in...

FDs often have a minimum staffing (sometimes in the collective agreement) that must be maintained. With sickness this often means paying OT at 1.5X or 2X. With a first class FF making at least $60+...
Forum: Hiring 02-12-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,059
Posted By DC1987
Thanks for your reply. Fire departments are...

Thanks for your reply. Fire departments are under huge scrutiny in their hiring procedures and must have a transparent system. The days of hiring the Chief's brother in law are gone. This is...
Forum: Hiring 02-12-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,059
Posted By DC1987
Very true. Better to be a professional flex...

Very true. Better to be a professional flex firefighter making $100K a year than the job most people here currently have.
Forum: Hiring 02-11-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,773
Posted By DC1987
Kelowna posting for firefighters

So the short list must be used up??
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions 06-12-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By DC1987
Is this really your goal?

As a Chief officer who has hired a great number of people, I know the competition for these jobs is great. Some FDs do not require a 1001 certificate to apply however in order to be a contender for...
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions 04-16-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By DC1987
Kelowna

Kelowna is hosting a technician class in May or June.
Forum: Firefighting 12-09-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,896
Posted By DC1987
Next Steps??

hmckay91 has a really good point. Its not about taking a bunch of courses to put on a resume. You seem to have a lot of qualifications so I would recommend:
- researching behavioral based...
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions 12-09-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,268
Posted By DC1987
Nfpa 1582

You should check NFPA 1582 which details medical requirements. Some departments are rigid on these requirements and some not so much. Section 6.7 is in regards to nose, oropharynx, trachea,...
Forum: Firefighting 10-28-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,479
Posted By DC1987
Texas certificate

I have been a part of hiring a few people with a Texas certificate without IFSAC or Proboard accreditation. Lucky for those people they were POC members of our department so we knew them. That...
Forum: Hiring 10-15-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,982
Posted By DC1987
Reading through this thread shows that there are...

Reading through this thread shows that there are a lot of well educated dedicated people pursuing the fire service. You all work so hard to get credentials, update them and keep them current.
I've...
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions 10-11-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 835
Posted By DC1987
Recruitment tryout costs

I see a lot of comments on the cost of trying out for career positions. I get that you guys put out a lot of money in pursuit of a career but I'd like to give you some facts:

A city doesn't make a...
Forum: Hiring 10-11-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,954
Posted By DC1987
You are correct. You will see more expectation...

You are correct. You will see more expectation on credentials in the future. It takes more than just the 1001 certificate to get a job. Fighting fires is only 15-20% of the job. You will see a...
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions 10-11-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,631
Posted By DC1987
Don't worry about it

I could care less on your shirt color. It needs to be clean and ironed just like your suit. It's not about the cover. It's what's inside that counts.

Good luck!
Forum: Recruitment & Career Questions 10-11-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,631
Posted By DC1987
Jshaw, you have good advise for those headed for...

Jshaw, you have good advise for those headed for the interview process and I agree that the selection process (interview, physical, written) is not the place to wear your FD stuff.
So many young...
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