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If helping people is something that appeals to you, if you would like to work with a dynamic team, and if you are physically fit, you might be an ideal candidate for a job with the Service de sécurité incendie de la Ville de Gatineau (SSIG).

A career with the SSIG would be both demanding and rewarding.

The SSIG includes approximately 300 employees. Its administrative offices are located in fire stations 4 and 5.

Service de sécurité incendie de la Ville de Gatineau eligibility requirements for firefighter and fire prevention officer positions

Eligibility requirements Firefighter Fire prevention officer
DEC (fire safety) X  
AEC(fire prevention - TPI), DEC (fire safety – prevention option) or DEP (fire prevention or certificate in fire prevention)   X
Class 3 licence X  
Valid CPR and defibrillation certificate X  
20/40 vision and no eye disease, as certified by an eye care professional X  
Resident of Gatineau or residing within a 15 kilometre radius of the city limits atout  
Holder of a pleasure craft operator card X  
Clean police check X X

These requirements are subject to change without advance notice.

Service de sécurité incendie de la Ville de Gatineau training requirements

Position Requirements
Firefighter DEC (fire safety)
Operations officer (lieutenant) Officier I or equivalent course
Superior officer Officier I and Officier II or equivalent courses
Inspector AEC (fire safety - TPI), DEC (fire safety – prevention option), certificate in fire prevention, or DEP (fire prevention) courses and a course on identifying the causes and circumstances of fires.
Fire prevention officer AEC (fire prevention - TPI), DEC (fire safety – prevention option), certificate in fire prevention, or DEP (fire prevention).

DEP: Diplôme d'études professionnelles
AEC: Attestation d'études collégiales
TPI: Technique de prévention incendie
DEC: Diplôme d'études collégiales

Eligibility requirements for admission to the firefighter school

  • High school diploma (DES)
  • Math 436 or the equivalent
  • Medical assessment
  • Fitness assessment
  • Written test
The integrated training for fire safety is spread out over three years. The DEP (fire safety intervention) from an institution recognized by the ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport represents the first two sessions in a DEC (fire safety). 

Schools providing firefighter and fire prevention officer training in Quebec

The following schools offer firefighter and fire prevention officer training in Quebec.

Académie des pompiers
9401 rue Côte-des-Saints
Mirabel, Quebec
J7N 2X4
Telephone: 450-258-4460
Fax: 450-258-4558

Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy
5000 rue Clément-Lockquell
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec
G3A 1B3
Telephone: 418-872-8041
Toll-free: 1-800-463-8041
Fax: 418-872-3448

Collège François-Xavier-Garneau
1160 boulevard de l'Entente
Quebec City, Quebec
G1S 4S3
Telephone: 418-688-8310
Fax: 418-681-9384

Collège Montmorency
Secteur sécurité incendie
475 boulevard de l'Avenir
Laval, Quebec
H7N 3H9
Telephone: 450-975-6100
Fax: 450-975-6116

Institut de protection contre les incendies du Québec (IPIQ)
1740 montée Masson
Laval, Quebec  H7E 4P2
Telephone: 450 662-7000, extension 2700
Toll-free: 1-877-626-6161
Fax: 450-662-6711

Some schools offer the DEP (intervention) and the AEC (prevention) on a part-time basis.