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Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service

Required Documentation for Firefighter


Firefighter It will be the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application / documentation / payment have been received and that the minimum qualifications have been met. Should any of the documentation or payment be missing, the application will not be considered complete and will not be processed any further. Documents will not be returned. We do not accept applications or resumes through fax or email. Applications may be done in person or mailed to the following address:

Human Resources - Recruitment
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service
2nd Floor, 185 King Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1J1

Required Documentation for Firefighter

SECTION A (All Applicants at Time of Application):
  1. Covering Letter and Resume
  2. Application Form for Employment
  3. Check List of Requirements - Firefighter Paramedic completed.
  4. $111.00 Administrative Processing Fee. The fee covers the costs of written tests which need to be ordered and proctored; medical drug screening kits and licensing fees for testing. Methods of payment: Certified Cheque or Money Order payable to the "City of Winnipeg" needs to be submitted at time of application.
  5. Minimum 18 years of age.
  6. Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant) (photocopy of birth certificate, passport, or permanent resident card).
  7. Grade 12 High School Diploma according to Canadian Provincial Standards, GED or equivalent (photocopy of diploma and/or transcript of marks). Applicants who were educated outside of Canada must have their academic credentials assessed in order to determine and submit a Canadian Grade 12 equivalent. For more information, please visit The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials.
  8. Canadian recognized Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Program Certificate (minimum) (photocopy of diploma and transcript of marks). PLEASE NOTE: Preference will be given to applicants who have acquired a Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Accredited Primary Care Paramedic Program (PCP) Certificate and Province of Manitoba Technician-Paramedic Licence. Firefighter Paramedics and Primary Care Paramedics will be given hiring priority.
  9. Province of Manitoba Technician Licence (minimum) provided by Manitoba Health (photocopy). Provincial equivalents will be accepted, however, out of province applicants must show proof of having transferred their licence to Manitoba prior to their first day of recruit training. You do not need to have the Technician Licence to apply, but it will make your application more competitive and will be required prior to your first day of recruit training. Please visit the Manitoba Health website for more information at Manitoba Health website. PLEASE NOTE: Preference will be given to applicants who have acquired a Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Accredited Primary Care Paramedic Program (PCP) Certificate and Province of Manitoba Technician-Paramedic Licence. Firefighter Paramedics and Primary Care Paramedics will be given hiring priority.
  10. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate (Healthcare Provider Level "C") (photocopy).
  11. IFSAC or Pro Board Accredited NFPA 1001 – Fire Fighting Practices Level I and II Program (photocopy of certificates and transcript of marks). Preference will be given to applicants from a recognized Canadian training facility.
  12. IFSAC or Pro Board Accredited NFPA 472 – Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations (photocopy of certificates). Preference will be given to applicants from a recognized Canadian training facility.
  13. IFSAC or Pro Board Accredited Certificates (preferred at this time but may be required in future recruitments) (photocopy of certificates). Preference will be given to applicants from a recognized Canadian training facility.
    • Incident Command System 100
    • NFPA 1002 - Standard for Apparatus Driver / Operator Professional Qualifications (include Pump Operations, Emergency Vehicle Driving Skills, and Fire Service Hydraulics)
    • NFPA 1006 - Surface Water Rescue Technician
    • NFPA 1035 - Fire and Life Safety Educator Level I
    • NFPA 1031 - Fire Inspector Level I
    • Rescue Practices
    • Vehicle Extrication
  14. Valid Manitoba Class 4 Driver’s Licence (or provincial equivalent) with no alcohol related charges / convictions (photocopy). Provincial equivalents will be accepted, however, out of province applicants must show proof of having transferred their licence to Manitoba prior to their first day of recruit training. Any infractions, offences or investigations occurring after application submission must be reported to the WFPS.
  15. Current and valid "Air Brake" Certificate or Driver’s Licence endorsement for "Air Brakes" (photocopy). Provincial equivalents will be accepted, however, out of province applicants must show proof of having transferred their licence to Manitoba prior to their first day of recruit training. For more information please visit MPI Air Brake Manual.
  16. Driver Safety Rating Scale Statement (original copy) from the Manitoba Public Insurance (or provincial equivalent). It must be no more than minus four (-4) on the Driver Safety Rating scale and dated no more than thirty (30) days prior to date of application. Any infractions, offences or investigations occurring after application submission must be reported to the WFPS. For more information please visit DSR Overview.
  17. Driver’s Abstract (original copy) from the Manitoba Public Insurance (or provincial equivalent). It must be dated no more than thirty (30) days prior to date of application. Any infractions, offences or investigations occurring after application submission must be reported to the WFPS. For more information please visit Obtaining a driver record.
SECTION B (All Applicants Prior to Interview):
  1. Police Information Check and Police Vulnerable Sector Check (original copy) from the City of Winnipeg Police Service (RCMP or provincial equivalent) satisfactory to the employer. It must be dated no more than thirty (30) days prior to date of application. Any infractions, offences or investigations occurring after application submission must be reported to the WFPS. For more information please visit City of Winnipeg Police Records.
  2. Child Abuse Registry Check (original copy) from the Government of Manitoba Child Abuse Registry Unit (or provincial equivalent) satisfactory to the employer. It must be dated no more than thirty (30) days prior to date of application. Any infractions, offences or investigations occurring after application submission must be reported to the WFPS. For more information please visit Child Abuse Registry.
  3. Adult Abuse Registry Check (original copy) from the Government of Manitoba Adult Abuse Registry Unit (or provincial equivalent) satisfactory to the employer. It must be dated no more than thirty (30) days prior to date of application. Any infractions, offences or investigations occurring after application submission must be reported to the WFPS. For more information please visit Adult Abuse Registry.
  4. Meet current Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Vision Standards. Testing must be current and have been completed within the previous twelve (12) months. Tests must be submitted on the City of Winnipeg form and can be printed off on our website at our website during a recruitment process only.
    • Far visual acuity not less than 20/40 binocular, corrected with contact lenses or spectacles
    • Uncorrected, far visual acuity not less than 20/100 binocular for wearers of hard contacts or spectacles
    • Color perception sufficient to use imaging devices
  5. Normal unaided hearing thresholds no greater than 30 decibels in each ear at 500 Hz, 1000 Hz and 2000 Hz and no significant loss in higher frequency. Test results must include all of the following frequencies: 500, 1K, 2K, 3K, 4K, 6K and 8K Hz. Testing must be current and have been completed within the previous twelve (12) months. No standard City of Winnipeg form is required.
  6. Record of Immunizations and Antibody Testing
    • Red Rubeola (Measles)
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    • Hepatitis C Screening
    • Rubella (German Measles)
    • Mumps
    • Mantoux (Tuberculosis - 2 steps)
    • Hepatitis A & B (Twinrix) with post titre or in process
    • Tetanus
    Documentation must be current and have been completed within the previous twelve (12) months. All immunization documentation must be submitted on the City of Winnipeg Immunization Record form and can be printed off on our website at our website during a recruitment process only. PLEASE NOTE: This form was updated on September 20, 2016 as immunization requirements have had changed. We require the most up to date form to be submitted.
  7. Current Chest X-Ray Report. Testing must be current and have been completed within the previous twelve (12) months. No standard City of Winnipeg form required. PLEASE NOTE: The Chest X-Ray Report does not replace Mantoux testing.
  8. Canadian Physical Fitness Evaluation Certificate to be acquired prior to hiring. Testing will be scheduled by the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service with the University of Manitoba Physical Education Department. Applicants will only be scheduled for this testing if they are successful through Steps 1 and 2 written assessments of the recruitment process. This assessment is a pass or fail and applicants will only be given one attempt. Testing must be current and have been completed within the previous six (6) months. For more information please visit Winnipeg Fire Service Assessments.

Salary (Effective December 27, 2015)

Salary starts at $54,391 annually with progression to $90,651 after 5 years. Attractive and comprehensive benefits are also provided.

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Last update: November 14, 2016