Firefighter – Coquitlam (BC) – 2024

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City of Coquitlam
March 22, 2024
Coquitlam, Canada
Job Type
April 5, 2024
Work Hours
Shift Work


Coquitlam Fire/Rescue is currently accepting applications for career firefighters to join our dynamic team of firefighting professionals in a rewarding, exciting and multi-faceted career where you can serve and positively impacting our diverse local community. As an ambassador of public safety within our community, our firefighters have a passion for public service and continuously seeking ways to support and deliver better services for our residents, while observing our City’s core values of being accountable for our actions and decisions.

We’re seeking candidates who value community service, possess strong communication skills, are collaborative team players, thrive on education and lifelong learning, are resilient, take pride in the success of others, foster a supportive and inclusive work environment, while remaining dedicated to maintain high safety standards in our community that we proudly serve. We encourage applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented communities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed Grade 12 or GED.
  • Possess a valid Class 3 British Columbia Driver’s License with a safe driving record.
  • EMA First Responders License (or higher) valid until January 2025 at a minimum.
  • Successfully completion of NFPA 1001 Level 1 and 2 Certification.
  • Must be 19 years of age on the date of application
  • Must be physically and psychologically able to perform the duties of a firefighter
  • Must be willing to successfully complete a Police Information Check

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates have a higher chance of being shortlisted if they possess preferred qualifications. These should be clearly demonstrated on your resume. Preferred qualifications include:

  • Successful completion of any one of the following technical courses:
    • Hazardous Materials Tech Level
    • Swift Water Tech Level
    • Technical Rope Tech Level
  • Valid Emergency Medical Responder, Primary Care Paramedic or Advanced Care Paramedic license through EMALB or a Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse in BC.
  • Successful completion of a trades qualification or relevant post-secondary degree.
  • Accumulated work experience related to the needs of the Fire Service such as paid firefighting, auxiliary firefighting, forestry firefighting and/or, paramedic experience.
  • Experience giving back to the community by volunteering and community activities.
  • Mechanical experience industries such as construction industry or trades is considered an asset.
  • Ability to fluently speak languages other than English.
  • Knowledge and awareness of other cultures.
  • Involvement in a top performing sports or other team demanding extra-ordinary dedication.
  • Committed to a lifestyle that prioritizes physical and mental well-being, including a focus on fitness and health.
  • Committed to continuous learning.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment

Additional Information

At the time of application you will be required to upload all supporting documents as one PDF file. Most printing service stores will be able to assist you to scan your paper documents into a single PDF.  Documents must be listed in the following order:

  1. Current Drivers Abstract (within last 30 days) –required.
  2. Secondary School diploma or equivalency- required
  3. Post Secondary Program Certificate, Diploma, Degree, or Trades Qualification (Red Seal) if applicable
  4. Any completed Hazard Materials Tech Level, Confined Space Tech Level, Swift Water Tech Level, Technical Rope Tech Level or Trench Rescue Tech Level certificates if applicable.
  5. Your NFPA 1001 level 1 and 2 Pro Board/IFSAC certifications- required
  6. EMR or First Responder license and/ or certification or Current First Aid certificates - if applicable.

Effective this recruitment process, job candidates will be responsible for covering the cost of the Firefighter Competency Test through BL Associates Corporate Psychologists Inc.

Please note that your psychometric test result may be applied to other BC fire department hiring processes and is valid for up to one year. If you have completed a psychometric test with BLA from another process within the past 12 months and wish to use those results for Coquitlam, please contact BLA (details below) to confirm that your results meet the minimum threshold and are eligible to be used. Once you have received confirmation that your previous results are eligible, you will receive instructions from BLA about how to proceed. There is a fee to have your test result sent to Coquitlam. Email [email protected] to advise if your test result will be coming from BLAssociates.

More about Firefighting Competency Testing can be found at

To contact BLA, email their Testing Coordinator, Naomi Stinton, at [email protected].

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