Required Qualifications

Applicants must meet all of the following required qualifications to be considered for employment:

  • Legal entitlement to work in Canada (Canadian Citizenship/ Landed Immigrant/Permanent Resident Status)
  • Certificate of Completion of NFPA 1001 Levels 1 and 2 from an approved Pro Board or IFSAC accredited firefighter training program
  • High School graduation or equivalent
  • Transcript(s) demonstrating 30 post secondary credits or a transcript demonstrating 1 year minimum approved apprenticeship 
      • NFPA 1001 Levels 1 & 2 will count as 20 post secondary credits, regardless of issuing institution
      • Other fire related courses that earn educational credits will count towards post secondary credit requirement
  • 2 years of accumulated work experience after the completion of high school
  • Valid BC Driver’s Licence, Class 3 with Air Brake endorsement
  • Driver’s Abstract dated within 30 days of application submission date. Candidates must demonstrate safe and responsible driving behavior; more than six points in the last three years from the date of application is considered excessive
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certificate, current within one year from the application submission date
  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Licence or higher.  Licence must be kept valid throughout recruitment process. See the Ministry of Health website for licensing information
  • Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents - Technical Level (NFPA 472)*
  • Technical High Angle Rope Rescue – Operations Level (NFPA 1006)*
  • Confined Space Rescue - Operations  Level (NFPA 1006)*
  • Community Involvement/Volunteer Experience
  • Physically and medically fit to perform the job of a Firefighter according to the standards set out in NFPA 158
  • No conviction for a criminal offence related to the job of a Firefighter

* Pro Board or IFSAC accredited certification not required; must provide documented proof that training meets or exceeds the appropriate NFPA standards.


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