Fire fighter grabbing a hose

Applying for firefighter jobs with Vancouver Fire Rescue Services

New firefighter applicants are invited

Our current selection process is still ongoing

We have a pool of existing candidates who applied in the fall of 2021. Those candidates who have not yet interviewed with us are still active in our process and should not submit another application.

View our hiring process timeline

Vancouver Fire Rescue Services employs over 800 people 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.

Update: Due to unprecedented hiring demands, we are inviting those who already hold their BC Class 3 or Class 1 driving license with Air Brake endorsement, BC Medical License, and NFPA 1001 I & II certifications to apply.

These new applications will be considered alongside existing ones for our October and November recruit class.

  • Jun 13-Jun 30

    Submit application

  • Jul 9

    Written test

  • Jul 18-Aug 5

    Panel interviews

  • Aug 12-13

    Physical and skills testing

  • Aug 17-18, Aug 24-25, Aug 31-Sept 1

    Candidate ride alongs

  • Sept 1-9

    Medical testing

  • Sept 9

    Job offers

Criminal records checks and reference checks are ongoing.

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.