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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.

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.

  • Aug 20 - Sept 4

    Intake opens

  • Sept 22

    Written exam

  • Oct 2 - 23

    Interviews

  • Oct 29

    Skills assessment

  • Nov 1-2, 5-6, and 9-10

    Candidate ride-alongs

  • Nov 19

    Fire Chief and Executive Board review

  • Nov 22 - 23

    Medical exams

  • Dec 4

    Job offers

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