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Career Firefighter

Do you want to help others and give back to your community? Learn about our application process, eligibility requirements and more.

A Career with Richmond Fire-Rescue awaits…

For Emergencies

Applying for an exhilarating career with Richmond Fire-Rescue is a proactive step towards serving the community with courage and dedication.

The application process is not merely about qualifications but about demonstrating a genuine passion for public service and a willingness to confront challenges head-on. From rigorous physical assessments to intense training programs, aspiring Richmond firefighters embark on a journey of personal and professional growth.

Each application represents a promise to stand ready in the face of adversity, to be the beacon of hope amidst the chaos, and to uphold the noble tradition of the fire service with honour and integrity.

Are you ready to accept this challenge?


2024 Hiring Timeline and Important Dates

Specific dates will be added to this list as they are confirmed.

March 2024 – Applications CLOSED Sunday, March 17th.

April 2024 – Written Testing – April 16th, 2024.

May 2024 – Panel Interviews – May 7th – June 7th

June 2024 – York Fitness Test – June 20th

June 2024 – Swim Test – June 21st

June 2024 – Candidate Department Familiarization

July 2024 – Fire Chief Interviews and Background Checks

August 2024 – Job Offers

September 2024 – Hire date

Where can I get more information about training to become a firefighter?

Where can I get more information about training to become a firefighter?

We recommend the following resources:

Fire academies and schools in BC:

Specialized fire training:

First Responder III (FRIII) / Occupational First Aid Level 3 (OFA3):

Other fire-related courses: