Interview Tips and Tricks

  • November 3, 2021
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • Online Zoom Session

Facilitated by Monique Belair and Jennifer Delaney

This online discussion will help you prepare for your next interview - for your first fire department job, your first promotional interview, if you are changing positions in your department or changing roles and applying to a new department. Board Member Chief Monique Belair and Training Instructor Jennifer Delaney will discuss preparation and steps to get you prepared, confident and ready to make a great impression with the interview panel. Our mock interview will give some examples of what to expect and how to respond and how NOT to respond. This session will provide you with several skills and tools for your 'recruitment toolbox' . Don't miss it !!

Monique's Biography

Chief Monique Belair is a Fire Service Leader with 30+ years of knowledge and experience and has always been committed to facilitating and educating young women about the opportunities a career with the fire service. Monique currently serves Director of Emergency Services and Fire Chief for Belleville Fire and Emergency Services. Chief Belair began her career as a Crash Rescue/Structural Firefighter with the Canadian Armed Forces in 1986 and was one of five females serving on military bases throughout Canada. She continued her career progression working in every role of the Fire Service; Communications, Prevention, Education, Investigations and Office of the Fire Marshal where she was able to obtain insight on fire service cultures from the farthest northern rural communities to large urban city centres. As a strong advocate of women in the fire service she continuously seek out opportunities that will afford her the opportunity to engage with and mentor the youth of her community. In 2019, along with other Fire Service Leaders they were able to launch Inaugural Camp Molly Halton. Similar to other programs, the mission of Camp Molly is to support, educate, and empower young women in the Halton Region about all the opportunities a career in fire services holds for them. In June of 2019, she was selected as Biosteel’s Women of Inspiration for her work with Camp Molly and female youths. Serving as a Director with FSWO, Monique’s objective will be to provide an immediate contribution to the enhancement of the corporation’s mission statement to encourage, promote, and advance women in the fire service.

Jennifer's Biography

Jenn Delaney has been in the fire service for 15 years. She started as a volunteer firefighter and then worked as a fire inspector/educator in training. Jenn has taught for the Ontario Fire College and at Durham College. She enjoys teaching and helping people learn new skills.