23 Firefighter Interview Questions in Canada – 2023

Know these questions and have answers prepared and ready to nail your next fire recruitment interview! List is courtesy of www.FirefighterInterviews.com 

  1. Tell us what you feel your skills, abilities and/or qualifications are and how you feel they have prepared you for the position of firefighter.
  2. Tell us a time when you were in a stressful situation.
  3. Tell us a time you had to adapt to a changing situation.
  4. Tell us a time you promoted diversity.
  5. Your captain orders you to do something that you feel is unsafe at a structure fire what would you do and why?
  6. You are at a structure fire and you captain gives you a task and while on your way to complete your task a platoon chief requests you preform another task, what would you do and why?
  7. Why do you want to work as a firefighter?
  8. Why do you want to work as a firefighter with our city?
  9. How would you handle stressful calls working as a firefighter?
  10. You notice colleague who smells like alcohol, what do you do?
  11. Chief gives an order that you don’t agree with, what do you do?
  12. What is our departments biggest challenge?
  13. What is your views on sick leave?
  14. Why should we hire you over other candidates?
  15. What are the typical attributes/ character traits of a firefighter?
  16. Tell us in your own words what integrity is and why is it so important in the fire service?
  17. Tell us a time you noticed something that no one else noticed that you acted upon and made a difference.
  18. Tell us a time a co-worker wasn’t pulling their weight.
  19. Tell us a time you went above and beyond for someone.
  20. Tell us a time where you were a part of a team that wasn’t working well and what did you do?
  21. During a conversation with a team member they tell you that they don’t want anyone on this team who belongs to the LGBTQ or a minority group. How will you handle this situation?
  22. You are in recruit training and there is constant tension, disagreement and conflict within the team, What can you do as a member of the team to effectively achieve your goal?
  23. How would you foster diversity?