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.
|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.
|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
The following schools offer firefighter and fire prevention officer training in Quebec.
Académie des pompiers
Institut de protection contre les incendies du Québec (IPIQ)
Some schools offer the DEP (intervention) and the AEC (prevention) on a part-time basis.
Gatineau is the fourth largest city in the province of Quebec with close to 285,000 inhabitants.