Conveying a strong ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with a solid background in fire and EMS is a definite plus in the interview process. Being able to adapt to ever changing conditions while remaining a positive motivational leader is key. With the slower pace of many activities and a very remote and difficult climate, being able to remain positive , alert and energetic in the face of boredom and poor attitudes is a must. Having a background in military operations, specifically within the realm of crash, fire and rescue can help. Keep in mind that these are contract positions with varying timeframes available. There are only a few higher level positions that are full time in the traditional sense.