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Applying for firefighter jobs with Vancouver Fire Rescue Services

COVID-19 update: outreach activities suspended

September 2020: Due to COVID-19, we're suspending all outreach activities until further notice. 

We thank you for your continued patience and support during this difficult time.

View our hiring process timeline update

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.

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.

Youth Outreach Academy (YOA)

Find opportunities for secondary school students and learn that working as a firefighter involves more than just fighting fires.

Ride-Along program

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

Hiring process update

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

  For dates that have been postponed, check back for new date announcements.

  • Sep 8 -
    Oct 22


  • Oct 23-24

    Physical and skills assessment

  • Nov 16-20

    Medical exams

  • Dec 15

    Job offers

  • Jan 4, 2021

    Recruit class

Criminal records checks and reference checks are ongoing.

Next possible hiring intake is spring/summer 2021.

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.