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.
February 3 update
The second round of interviews, skills evaluations, and Physical Performance Assessments is complete.
The current hiring of new recruits is still underway. We are in the final stages of selecting a March 3 recruit class and will continue the hiring process for upcoming May and September classes. Thank you for your continued patience and interest in Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services during this lengthy process.
We will email you if you are selected to move forward in our hiring process. Please do not contact our recruiting office for the status of your application.
If you were not contacted to attend a Physical Performance Assessment since the written exam on November 2, 2013, please consider reapplying in the future.
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.