Required Forms

Posted in Canadian Wildland Firefighter Fitness Testing

Here are the Forms:

1- Par-Q+ - Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire    pdfPar-Q+ Form Physical Activity Clearance  
2- Participant Consent Form       docParticipant Consent Form       

Please Note:
If you answer “Yes” to one of the 7 questions on the PAR-Q* Form, you may be required to have your physician complete a PARmed-X Form, please indicate which question(s) in the comment box located at the end of this online application form.

* PARmed-X Form  pdfparmed-x.pdf

On-line version of the ePARmed-X+  http://parmedx.appspot.com

Note: When completing the ePARmedX-+, the WFX-FIT is classed as an intense, vigorous activity that requires an appropriate clearance stating that you are cleared for “Unrestricted physical activity” with no restrictions. Further clearance may be required from your physician prior to participation

Helpful Links:

Posted in Canadian Wildland Firefighter Fitness Testing

Ontario Seasonal Employment Info

http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/AFFM/2ColumnSubPage/STEL02_165689.html

Ontario on-line application form

http://www.affes.mnr.gov.on.ca/forms/Ontario%20FireRanger%20Employment%20Application.htm

Ontario Fire Management Headquarters Contact List

http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/AFFM/2ColumnSubPage/STEL02_165796.html

Alberta ESRD Seasonal Employment Info

http://srd.alberta.ca/Wildfire/WildfireOperations/WildlandFirefightingCrew.aspx

Five Year Journey of a Fireranger

http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/AFFM/2ColumnSubPage/STEL02_165716.html

CIFFC (Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre)

www.ciffc.ca

Click Here to learn how to use e-Transfers

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Training Guidelines

Posted in Canadian Wildland Firefighter Fitness Testing

Listed are a collection of current and past training manuals, guidelines, and reference materials published from several different fire agencies. Some are brief whereas others are very detailed and comprehensive. We suggest you review these materials when developing your plans to prepare for the WFX-FIT Test. If you are unfamiliar or unaccustomed to the physical demands required, we strongly suggest you discuss your plans to increase your physical activity with your physician before you start training.

WFX-FIT Training Guidelines

http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/stdprodconsume/groups/lr/@mnr/@affm/documents/document/stdprod_090858.pdf

http://www.wfx-fit.ca/default.html

www.wfx-fit.ca/training/

http://esrd.alberta.ca/about-esrd/esrd-careers-jobs/seasonal-employment/documents/WFX-FIT-6WeekTrainingProgram-2011.pdf

FIREFIT Program

www.nifc.gov/FireFit/fitness.htm

Fitness and Work Capacity

http://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/pdfpubs/pdf09512804/pdf09512804dpi300.pdf

Employment Opportunities

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Employment Opportunities:

From year to year C.W.F.F.T. will hire individuals to assist with the administration of our testing services based on demand.

  • Previously hired part-time appraisers have been SP-100 students, current and or retired Firerangers as well as Co-op students in the health and fitness field.
  • Interested candidates must be prepared for extensive travel during our testing season of Feb., March & April, meals and accommodations are provided while out of town. Previous SP-100 candidates travelling with us in the past have found that travelling with our testing crew has provided numerous opportunities to visit some of the remote Fire Centres as well as opportunities to meet many of the fire managers either on site at the tests or at their respective Fire Bases. Some have worked the entire season whereas others have been with us for shorter lengths due to scheduling conflicts. We are flexible and understand people have previous commitments.
  • Due to the nature of our services, professionalism, attention to detail, ability to follow precise test policies and procedures, and awareness of potential hazards that exist during a test session are extremely important at all times. There is no room for error during a test session while employed for C.W.F.F.T. as part of our appraiser team.
  • Candidates interested should have an updated CPR and recognized First Aid Certificate, in good physical shape, a willingness to travel extensively across the province as well as a valid Drivers license. Experience in a health and fitness field would be beneficial but not mandatory.

If this position interests you, please forward an updated resume that includes references that we may contact and include a separate cover letter that answers the following question;

"I would make a great addition to your appraising team because...."

Resumes and Cover Letters are to be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or faxed to: (705)693-0804

Registration Policies & Guidelines

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C.W.F.F.T. Registration Policies & Guidelines

Scheduling a test date:

  • Please do not submit a registration request for an appointment until you are sure of your personal and professional schedules.
  • Requesting a change of your test date and/or location is possible providing sufficient advanced notice but please note; such requests will require a new deposit and forfeiture of your original deposit.
  • If you have a time restriction on the date of your requested test date, I.e., you have morning classes and require an afternoon time slot, please indicate such on your registration request and we will attempt to accommodate such requests on a first come basis.
Note: If you are travelling to the test site with another individual and would like to be scheduled at a similar/nearby time slot, both registration requests MUST be submitted on the same day.

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Required Pre-Screening Forms:

  • I understand that the required forms (PAR-Q+ and Informed Consent Forms) are available on the Required Forms Tab and that it is the test participants responsibility to arrive at your test session with these forms already completed. If you do not have a printer, please find one. Returning crews are able to obtain both forms from their local fire center, contact your fire manager/clerk.
  • For individuals that have a Yes response on their PAR-Q+, a third form (PARmed-X) is available that requires a physicians clearance (signature and stamp) prior to your participation in the WFX-FIT test.

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Refund Policy:

  • Once payment of your deposit has been received and your appointment confirmation has been sent, your deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please be sure that you do not have a potential conflict with your requested test date.
  • For new recruits that have been billed for the entire test fee(deposit and test fee balance) in advance, requests for refunds must be in writing and accompanied by a medical doctor's written verification that you are unable to attend your test due to an injury/illness a minimum of 72 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Refund requests should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Preliminary Instructions:

  • Photo Identification - When you as a participant arrive for the WFX-FIT testing, you must provide proper photo identification. This will be documented on the test recording form.
  • Exercise Attire - Wear clean, dry running shoes with a good grip/tread and loose fitting comfortable exercise clothing.
  • You will not be able to participate wearing work boots and or other unsuitable footwear.
  • Your shoes of choice must have adequate ankle support. Crocks, sandals, Vibram climbing shoes are all examples of inappropriate footwear.
  • Smoking – Do not smoke for two hours prior to the test
  • Food & Beverages - Do not eat a heavy meal during the two hours prior to the test and refrain from drinking caffeine, energy drinks or alcoholic beverages prior to the test.
  • Exercise - Do not exercise vigorously in the 24 hours prior to the test.
  • Arrival – Please arrive approximately 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow sufficient time to change, warm up, and prepare for your Blood Pressure measurement.

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