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Applying for firefighter jobs with Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services

Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services employs over 800 men and women who respond to a wide variety of emergency and non-emergency incidents, including fires, motor vehicle accidents, and other medical situations.

We are an equal opportunity employer and practise the highest standards of diversity and inclusion at our 20 fire halls, one training academy, and two fire prevention offices around Vancouver.

Prepare to apply

Today’s firefighter is a skilled professional who is able to meet every kind of emergency.

Applicant guide

Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services Firefighter Applicant Guide

Read about becoming a firefighter, including our qualifications, hiring process, and conditions of employment.

Find out what we do

Review the qualifications

Review our required and preferred qualifications to apply to become a firefighter.

Ride-Along program

Learn about the Ride-Along program that we use to select the very best firefighter recruits.

Working environment

Training and specializations

Salary and benefits

Safety and equipment

Steps in our 2017/2018 hiring process

Successfully completing a step does not guarantee you will move on to the next step.

  • Dec 4 and 6

    Health and medical evaluations

  • Dec 1, 4, 5, and 6


  • Dec 6-7


  • Dec 19

    Job offers

  • Jan 10, 2018

    Skills assessment

  • Jan 11-12, 2018


  • Jan 25-26

    Health and medical evaluations

  • Jan 15, 2018

    New recruit class starts

  • Feb 7, 2018

    Job offers

  • March 5, 2018

    New recruit class starts

Contact our Recruitment & Outreach Division


Note Please do not contact us about the status of your application. We are unable to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

Review the qualificationsRide-Along program