Essa Fire Recruitment Information

To book testing for your application to the Essa Township Fire Department, please ensure you read the following instructions:

1.  For more information on the Firefighter Aptitude and Character Test™ (FACT™), please visit the Firefighter Aptitude and Character Test™ (FACT™) page on our website.

2.  To book the Firefighter Aptitude and Character Test™ (FACT™), please create an account on our website by visiting 

3.  Once you have an account, you can book one of the two options below.

4.  You will be required to complete the OFAI Testing Mandatory COVID-19 Screening and Declaration Form immediately after booking my test.  We require this to confirm your booking.  Please note that it is a generic form.  Part Two of the form may not apply to this assessment.  You can find this form at

5.  Once you have booked online, you are required to email a copy of your recruitment letter to the OFAI at  This is a requirement.

6.  Please ensure you download and read the Stage One - Essa Fire Department FACT Test Pre-Assessment Guide from our website so you know what is involved and where to go.  

7.  Once you have confirmed your booking, we recommend that all candidates purchase the Firefighter Aptitude and Character Test™ Candidate Orientation Guide from Fire and Police Selection Inc. by visiting .The cost of the orientation guide is $15.00US.

8.  If you pass the FACT test, your certificate will be uploaded to your online account and accessible by you within 72 hours of your assessment.

9.  If you are planning on booking our hearing assessment, please contact our office at 905-426-6756.  Our customer service coordinator will assist you with booking this assessment at our test facility in Mississauga.

Contact the OFAI at or call 905-426-6756 regarding questions for the Essa Township Fire Department TESTING only.  For information about their volunteer recruitment, please contact the Essa Township Fire Department directly.

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