We are not accepting new applications at the moment.
Looking to apply for the next intake? Stay tuned for upcoming application dates. Also, you can review our requirements and qualifications in our guide for applications below.
Hiring status for fall 2013 firefighter applicants
Check this page regularly for the status of your application.
March 27, 2014 update
On April 3, there will be a skills assessment day for candidates that successfully passed their interviews in January 2014.
The second new recruit class of 2014 is expected to start the first week of September.
The intake and screening process is being reviewed. When complete, registration for the information sessions will open in April or May.
The current intake process for new recruits has not been completed. We want to thank you for your continued patience and interest in Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services through this lengthy process. You will be contacted by email if you are to move forward in any stage of our recruitment process. Please do not contact our recruiting office for the status of your application.
The 2014 application process is estimated to start early fall (dates subject to change).
Information sessions and courses to help you prepare to apply
Read about requirements and qualifications
Learn about working as a firefighter for Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services. The guide includes our qualifications, selection process, conditions of employment, and more.
Register for an information session
Considering applying for a career as a firefighter? Attend an information session to get more information. The next information sessions will be scheduled for spring 2014.
Attend a Physical Performance Tryout (PPT)
We provide an opportunity for you to prepare for the physical testing stage (physical performance assessment) of the hiring process. The PPT is open to anyone who would like to challenge themselves and experience how firefighters are physically tested to ensure they are physically fit for the job.
The next Physical Performance Tryouts will be offered in 2014.
Register for a Physical Performance Course (PPC)
The physical performance course is for anyone that wants to improve their physical ability to help prepare for the physical performance assessment. The course is a total of 12 hours, divided into four three-hour classes.
The next Physical Performance Course will be offered in 2014.