Firefighter Opportunities

Paid On-Call Firefighter Recruitment Information Session on Saturday, May 25, 2024, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, at Riverside Training Centre - 1544 Riverside Road, Abbotsford, BC. This is an opportunity to learn more about Paid On-Call Firefighting, talk with our members, and understand the work that we do in the community.  Please RSVP online.

Firefighting is a challenging, exciting, and fulfilling career. If you have a desire to serve the community, help others and thrive in a team oriented environment, becoming a firefighter might be the career for you!

The Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service is a customer focused team-based organization that is committed to reflecting the diversity of our City. Being a part of the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service will put you on the front line of protecting our City and enable you to contribute to a leading-edge team of first responders with a proven safety record.

Career Firefighter Recruitment

Paid On-Call Firefighter

The Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service uses a system that compensates Paid-On-Call (POC) firefighters based on their attendance to calls and practices. 

POC firefighters have an important role in supporting full-time firefighters during incidents and participating in community education and engagement events. 

POC firefighters are based out of Fire Halls 3 (Aberdeen), 4 (Matsqui Village), 5 (Mt. Lehman), and Hall 9 (Riverside).  Upon successfully completing the recruit training, POC firefighters are assigned to a hall for ongoing training, equipment maintenance, and incident response. When required, POC firefighters are notified through a mobile alerting system of pagers and a personal mobile phone application to respond to their assigned fire hall.

Firefighting Training

Today's professional firefighter has a number of daily tasks but they are also highly trained in fighting fires, rescue operations, handling hazardous materials, confined space rescue, tower crane rescue, and providing medical care for emergencies and motor vehicle incidents.

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)