Fire fighter grabbing a hose

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.

Attend a firefighter information session

Are you interested in a career as a firefighter and curious to see if it's right for you?

Attend a free public information session to:

  • Learn how to become a Vancouver firefighter
  • Get the latest hiring information
  • Chat with our recruiters one-on-one
  • Speak with our fire crews in a relaxed, informal setting

Sessions are located at Vancouver Fire Rescue Services Training Centre on 1330 Chess St. There's plenty of free parking.

Spaces are limited – register early to book your preferred date.

  • Tuesday, May 7, 7pm to 9pm
  • Monday, May 27, 7pm to 9pm
  • Tuesday, July 2, 7pm to 9pm

Register on Eventbrite  

Kelowna firefighting information session

Attend a firefighting information session in Kelowna, hosted by the JIBC Fire & Safety Division, and learn:

  • What it takes to become a firefighter in BC
  • About the Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate program
  • About career and volunteer opportunities available at various fire departments and agencies including Kelowna Fire Department, Vancouver Fire Rescue Services, and First Nations' Emergency Services Society

Have your questions answered by representatives from JIBC and a number of fire departments in BC.

Wednesday, June 12, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
JIBC Okanagan Campus, 825 Walrod St, Kelowna

Register for this free event

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.

Youth Outreach Academy

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.

Steps in our 2018/2019 hiring process

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

  • March 13

    Skills assessment and orientation

  • Mar 27-28 /
    April 2-3


  • April 16

    Fire Chief and Executive Board review

  • April 23-26

    Medical exams

  • Early May

    Job offers

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.