New employees serve a twelve-month probationary period and undergo a mandatory orientation as per the collective agreement. Various performance standards are set and performance is assessed on a regular basis during the probationary period. Continual assessment by your Captain and crew occurs throughout the probationary period and formal evaluations are conducted at the six and twelve month periods. If the set standards are not met, a probationary employee may be terminated at any time, thus there is an expectation that you will contribute 100% of your effort to be successful in your role as a firefighter with the City of Spruce Grove.
On an annual basis medical exams and in-house physical fitness testing will be completed for all full-time staff.