Firefighter – Burnaby – 2022

City of Burnaby
February 11, 2022
Burnaby, Canada
Job Type
Friday, March 18, 2022
$6,060 – 6,493 – 6,926 – 7,791 – 8,657 (2021 Rates)
Work Hours
84 hours bi-weekly


The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community. With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team. People like you!

Duties and Responsibilities

The Burnaby Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of fire-related emergency services to protect the life and property of the citizens of Burnaby. In addition to attending emergency calls and extinguishing fires, Burnaby Firefighters are actively involved in public education and fire prevention in order to raise awareness about fire safety. We are now accepting applications from interested applicants wanting to join our team of dedicated professionals who are involved in making a positive difference in the lives of the people we serve.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Canadian Citizenship or Landed Immigrant status
  • Minimum High School graduation or equivalent
  • Valid BC Class 3 Driver’s Licence (for automatic vehicles) without restrictions, with air brake endorsement
  • NFPA 1001
  • No more than 6 points on your safe driving record in the last 3 years at the time of your application
  • No convictions of a relevant criminal offense for which a pardon has not be granted
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience
  • Current/valid First Responder Licence (formerly FR3) or higher preferred
  • In addition to these attributes, we are looking for individuals who demonstrate integrity and honesty, reliability and motivation; who are continuously willing to learn and improve and who demonstrate a deep sense of commitment and responsibility to serving the public while working in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information

Key dates:

  • Interviews: April 25 – April 29
  • 2-day Orientation: Group 1: June 4 & June 11, Group 2: June 5 & June 12
  • Physical Abilities Test: Walk-through June 18, Test: June 19
  • Ride-Along: June 30 – July 27
  • Fire Chief interviews: August 8 – August 12
  • Recruit class start date: Anticipated for October 11, 2022

Please ensure your resume is updated before applying. At the time of application, you will have a series of supplementary questions to answer which will be used in assessing your candidature. We will not be able to make any changes on your behalf once you have applied. We kindly request you review the Burnaby Fire Department careers website prior to contacting People and Culture due to high call volume.

Please apply online by Friday, March 18, 2022. 

All external applicants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire. External applicants who are not able to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine for a reason related to a personal characteristic protected by the BC Human Rights Code can request an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process. City of Burnaby employees can refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for City staff.

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