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Recruitment

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 reflect the diversity of our city. Being a part of the of 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.

Learn what it takes to become a career or auxiliary Paid on Call firefighter with the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service.

Auxiliary Paid on Call Firefighter
  • We are currently accepting online applications for AUXILIARY FIREFIGHTERS from November 14, 2017 to January 12, 2018.
Career Firefighter 
  • We are currently accepting online applications for CAREER FIREFIGHTERS from November 14, 2017 to December 4, 2017.
  • If you possess the skills, knowledge, experience and drive to be a part of an integral team, complete an online application form with resume at www.abbotsford.ca/careers.

Career Firefighter

Considering a career as a firefighter?

Being a firefighter can be challenging, exciting, and fulfilling career. If you  want to help others, have a desire to serve the community, and work best in a team, becoming a firefighter might be for you.

The Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service is a customer focused team-based organization that is committed to reflect the cultural diversity of our city.

A career with the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service will put you on the front line of protecting our city, contributing to a leading-edge department with a proven safety record.

We are currently establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies.

Do you want to join an organization that is constantly evolving to meet the ongoing economic and social diversity of a thriving community? A career in firefighting provides both men and women with a challenging and rewarding experience.

A commitment to maintaining a daily fitness regime and monitoring personal wellness is essential to ensuring firefighter safety and longevity. It is important that you have the strength, stamina and cardiovascular conditioning required to take on the physical challenges of this career. Ethical behavior and accountability must be part of your nature. Taking responsibility for and ownership of your actions is vital to success.

Note: If you were on previous eligibility list, you need to reapply.

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The duties of a Firefighter

Firefighters are highly trained professionals, skilled in firefighting, rescue operations, hazardous material training, medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents and other specialized services.

If you are considering a career with the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service, the Firefighter Tasks and Duties document outlines the details of a firefighter’s responsibilities.

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service firefighters have the opportunity to develop their skills in specialty areas including:

  •    Confined Space Rescue
  •    Heavy rescue
  •    High-angle rescue
  •    Hazardous materials

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.

If you are interested in applying to be a firefighter, you should become familiar with our Firefighter Selection Process and learn all you can about firefighting and the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service.

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Qualifications

Only the most qualified applicants will be chosen to move forward in the Firefighter selection process.

Minimum Qualifications

You MUST have all of the following minimum qualifications before you apply. There is absolutely no exception and be prepared to upload a copy of proof with online application.

  • Minimum 19 years of age on the date of your application
  • Eligible for employment in Canada - You must be a Canadian citizen, a holder of a Permanent Resident Card, a Landed Immigrant or otherwise legally entitled to work in Canada (i.e., holder of a work visa).
  • You must provide documents with application verifying you have:
    • A High School Diploma
    • or equivalency - equivalencies can include:
      • General Educational Development (High School Equivalency Diploma)
      • or an undergraduate/applied degree or journeyman certificate
      • or completed 2 years of a recognized apprenticeship program
    • First Responder Level 3 License or greater with Spinal and AED (e.g. EMR or PCP Licensing)
    • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certificate (current) - No equivalency will be accepted
  • You will be required to provide proof (at later date) of:
    • Unrestricted Class 3 with Air Brakes endorsement (Air-Brakes "Automatic Only" restriction is accepted) driver's licence (or provincial equivalent) with no more than six-(6) demerits/points for the past 5 years and no present suspensions or charges pending.
      • Probationary or Graduated Driver’s licenses will not be accepted. Accepted licences:
      • BC Class 1, 2, or 3 licences with an air brake endorsement.
        • Current Driver's Abstract
  • A clean Police Information Check as it pertains to the position of firefighter. (DO NOT APPLY FOR POLICE INFORMATION AT THIS TIME, Police Information will be requested at a later date)
  • You must provide documented proof (at a later date) of receiving the following inoculations:
    •  Measles, Mumps, Rubella – (also known as MMR); we will accept childhood vaccination records and/or the results of an antigen titer test.
    • Tetanus/Diphtheria – (also known as Td); your most recent Td inoculation must be within the past 10 years.
    •  Hepatitis A & B.
  • Physically and psychologically fit for the position of firefighter.

It is applicant’s responsibility to keep all licenses current through 2018, all costs associated with obtaining and maintaining these licenses are at the applicant’s expense.

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Before you Apply

  • You are required to read the Career Fire Fighter Recruitment Application Manual.
  • Be prepared to upload with your application
    • Resume
    • High School Diploma or Equivalency
    • CPAT Certificate (valid in last 12 months)
    • First Responder Level 3 License or greater with Spinal and AED (e.g. EMR or PCP Licensing)

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Additional Information

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Online Application

If you possess the skills, knowledge, experience and drive to be a part of an integral team, complete an online application form with resume at www.abbotsford.ca/careers.

We will be accepting online applications from November 14, 2017 to December 4, 2017.

The City of Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service appreciates all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted via email to proceed to the next stage.

Thank you very much for applying for Firefighter Eligibility list with Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service.

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Contact Us

All questions and inquiries should be directed to Human Resources at employment@abbotsford.ca.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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