“So You Want to Be A Firefighter, Eh?”


The Ultimate Career Coaching & Study Manual 

Adam McFadden

 Canadian Title, 415 pgs, 2021


The “So You Want to be a Firefighter Eh?” recruitment guidebook is the perfect start! With chapters designed as a one-stop-shop of comprehensive content and information to help you navigate through the fire department hiring and recruitment process…you won’t need anything else! Now is the time to get a gift for yourself and prepare to live your dream!

Are you aiming for a career as a firefighter, fire inspector, fire prevention officer, or dispatcher? How about a job in the fire protection industry?

This recruitment guidebook has been broken up into multiple sections as a one-stop stop, user-friendly fire service guidebook. Topics discussed include the following areas:

  • Firefighters roles and responsibilities
  • Job opportunities throughout the Fire Service in Canada
  • Tips and strategies on how to land your dream job, from the initial application stage to the final interview
  • Fire Service aptitude test questions, interview questions and more
  • Managing your fire service career over the long term


This book is for professional firefighters as well as those excited to join the fire service. It includes the most comprehensive content to guide any new or veteran fire service personnel through their career. In the section “Managing your Career as a Firefighter,” the following topics are discussed:

  • The Importance of Continuing Education for Firefighters
  • Part-Time Employment Opportunities for the Professional Firefighter
  • Personal Health Management for First Responders
  • PTSD and the Emotional Stress for First Responders
  • Public & Media Interactions for the Emergency Services
  • Social Media Use in the Fire Service
  • Cannabis and the Firefighter
  • Becoming a Fire Service Leader

Adam McFadden is the owner and founder of  Firehouse Training.  He has been an instructor and mentor for aspiring firefighters over the last decade.  A professional firefighter and Hazardous Materials Technician for the Toronto Fire Services, he worked previously in other fire departments and private industry emergency response and fire prevention roles, including instructing in the industrial safety sector.  Adam is an executive committee member for the Ontario Hazardous Materials Responders Association and was chosen as class valedictorian in his professional firefighting basic training academy in Toronto.


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