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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.

2016/2017 recruitment

Applications closed at 5:00pm on Friday, August 26.

Steps in our hiring process

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

  • Aug 8-26, 2016

    Applications open

  • Oct 1

    Written test

  • Oct 19-Nov 3

    Interviews

  • Nov 17

    Skills evaluation

  • Nov 25-26
    Dec 9-10

  • Jan 2017
    2nd week

    Fire chief and
    Executive Board review

  • Jan 2017
    3rd/4th week

    Health and medical

  • Feb 15, 2017

    Fire chief's job offer

Prepare to apply

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

Our training program allows us to hire recruits who have not completed NFPA 1001 Level I and II training before applying to Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services.

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

Meet some of the men and women who serve with Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services.

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

Contact our Recruitment & Outreach Division

fire.recruitment@vancouver.ca

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