Firefighter – Delta – 2022

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City of Delta
June 24, 2022
City of Delta, Canada
Job Type
As per collective agreement
Work Hours
Shift Work


One of the sunniest regions in BC’s Lower Mainland, Delta embraces three unique communities – Ladner, North Delta and Tsawwassen.  The City of Delta is looking for dedicated individuals to join our team and share in our commitment to lead the way in public service excellence.

Delta Fire & Emergency Services is currently accepting applications for Career Firefighter positions in anticipation of future vacancies. Please refer to the Application Manual for detailed information on the required qualifications, as well as an overview of the online recruitment process.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Legal entitlement to work in Canada (Canadian Citizenship / Landed Immigrant / Permanent Residence Status)
  • Certificate of Completion of NFPA 1001 Levels 1 and 2 from an approved Pro Board or IFSAC accredited firefighter training program
  • High School graduation or equivalent
  • Valid BC Driver’s Licence, Class 3 with Air Brake endorsement.
  • Driver’s Abstract providing your most recent five year driving history dated within 15 days prior to application submission date.  Candidates must demonstrate safe and responsible driving behaviour. More than six points is considered excessive; any applicant with more than 6 points on their licence will not be considered. Other aspects of your driving record will also be considered.
  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Licence or higher.  Licence must be kept valid throughout recruitment process. See the Ministry of Health website for licencing information.
    Applications without an EMR Licence or higher will be accepted at time of application. However, applicants will be required to obtain and provide proof of this qualification prior to the start of Stage 4 of the recruitment process.
  • Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents - Operations Level (NFPA 472)*
  • Community Volunteer Experience
  • Physically and medically fit to perform the job of a firefighter according to the standards set out in NFPA 1582, including:
    • Vision and hearing that meets the criteria listed in NFPA 1582 Chapter 6:
      • Colour and peripheral vision safe for the position of Firefighter;
      • 20/30 corrected binocular vision and 20/100 uncorrected binocular vision or better;
      • Normal hearing without artificial aids.
  • No conviction for a criminal offence related to the job of a firefighter.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents – Technician Level (NFPA 472)*
  • Technical High Angle Rope Rescue - Awareness, Operations, or Technician Level (NFPA 1006)*
  • Confined Space Rescue - Awareness, Operations, or Technician Level (NFPA 1006)*
  • Wildland Fire Fighting Certification
  • Completion of other Fire Service related courses or programs
  • Fire related work and/or volunteer experience related to firefighting
  • Post-secondary education and/or building construction training or experience, mechanical training or experience, or heavy equipment operation training or experience
  • 2 years of accumulated work experience after the completion of high school
  • Fluency in languages other than English
  • Ability to swim and related life saving certificates

* Pro Board or IFSAC accredited certification not required; must provide documented proof that training meets or exceeds the appropriate NFPA standards.

Additional Information

All new employees with the City of Delta are required to provide proof of vaccination from COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  The City of Delta will evaluate and accommodate employees who are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 either through medical or human rights exemptions.

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