Firefighter – Delta (BC) – 2024

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City of Delta
May 28, 2024
Delta, British Columbia
Job Type
June 14, 2024
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 Guide for detailed information on the required qualifications, as well as an overview of the online recruitment process.

We are looking for applicants who are community-minded, positive, energetic, active and looking for a fulfilling career as a professional firefighter.

  • It is your responsibility to understand and meet the required qualifications before you submit your application.
  • All required documentation must be submitted with your online application in the order specified on the Document Submission Instructions page.
  • You will need to maintain your licences and certifications during all stages of the recruitment process as well as throughout employment.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet all of the following required qualifications to be considered for employment:

  • Legal entitlement to work in Canada shown by submitting a clear copy of one of the following:
    • Canadian Birth Certificate
    • Canadian Passport
    • Current Permanent Resident Card
    • Current Landed Immigrant Card
  • 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

Applications without a Class 3 with Air Brake endorsement 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 3 (Interview Stage) of the recruitment process.

  • 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 may eliminate an application from further consideration in the current process. 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 Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board website for licensing 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 3 (Interview Stage) of the recruitment process.

  • NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents - Operations Level*
  • 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.

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Preferred Qualifications

  • NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents – Technician Level*
  • NFPA 1006 Technical High Angle Rope Rescue – Awareness, Operations or Technician Level*
  • NFPA 1006 Confined Space Rescue – Awareness, Operations or Technician Level*
  • 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

The City of Delta’s Covid-19 Vaccination Policy has now been suspended. However, we reserve the right to reinstate it in response to changes in the public health landscape, including public health orders. We are committed to the protection, health, and safety of our employees and our community, and our Communicable Disease Plan and related protocols remain in place.

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