APPLICATION

Applications are completed online. Take your time and follow all directions. Fully answer all questions. Be sure to check the due date. Late applications will not be accepted. Avoid waiting until the last minute because an overloaded server or another technical glitch could result in missing the deadline.

These applications are screened for minimum qualifications; must have a valid driver’s license, be at least 18 yrs of age, have at least 20/30 corrected vision or 20/100 for uncorrected, no felony convictions, and earned a high school diploma or GED.

*All communication will be sent via email*

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COGNITIVE/BEHAVIOURAL ASSESSMENT

Complete the entry-level firefighter exam, which measures cognitive ability and behavior orientation.

This exam does not require firefighter experience or first-hand knowledge. Instead, it measures abilities and traits important to becoming a successful firefighter, which may include:

  • Reasoning

  • Information Ordering

  • Mathematics

  • Problem Solving

  • Written Comprehension

  • Stress tolerance

  • Team orientation

  • Motivation

  • Attitude

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CANDIDATE PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST(CPAT)

Complete the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT),  a nationally recognized agility test that is used to verify that a candidate is physically qualified to potentially o the job of a firefighter. 

This evaluation is free for those whom are selected to participate in the physical ability portion of the Grand Rapids hiring process. Those holding a valid CPAT card will not be required to test.

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ORAL EXAMS & INTERVIEWS

Oral exams consist of online, one way, self recorded video interview.

 

Interviews are completed in a structured, panel format.

Preparation and practice is essential.

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