Firefighter – Port Coquitlam (BC) – 2024

NewJobIcon Firefighter - Port Coquitlam (BC) - 2024
City of Port Coquitlam
May 29, 2024
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
Job Type
June 27, 2024
As per Collective Agreement
Work Hours
Shift Work


Port Coquitlam Fire & Emergency Services is accepting applications from highly motivated, energetic and dedicated men and women to assume the role of Firefighter.

A Firefighter is responsible for rapidly and efficiently performing various duties under emergency conditions frequently involving considerable hazard. The work would include: extinguishing and preventing of fires, saving of life and property, routine servicing and maintenance of fire equipment, apparatus, and participation in community programs. A firefighter is required to exercise independent judgment and action in emergency situations where referral to a superior for directions is not always possible.

Today, firefighters represent the diverse nature of the community we serve. The City of Port Coquitlam is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage all who are qualified to apply. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online no later than June 14, 2024 to the job competition 24-81e with all supporting documentation for proof of qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications

Applications will be screened to ensure the following qualifications have been met. If you do not meet all of the Required Qualifications please do not submit an application, as it will not be considered.

  • Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant with legal entitlement to work in Canada
  • Successful completion of an approved firefighter training program resulting in the completion of a NFPA 1001 Level I & II Certification with appropriate IFSAC or Pro Board Seals
  • A valid BC Emergency Medical Assistant Licencing Board licence in one of the following:
    • First Responder Level III
    • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
    • Primary Care or Advanced Care Paramedic

Please note that applicants must be licenced in BC and provide a letter or card that notes the licence number and expiry date.

  • 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
  • Proof of Grade 12 High School Graduation or equivalent
  • A valid British Columbia Driver’s Licence, Class 3 with Air Brake Endorsement
  • A driving abstract obtained within 30 days of the current posting closing date that reflects:
    • Last 5 years of your driving history
    • Driver’s licence points (more than 6 points will eliminate candidates)
    • Any suspensions, prohibitions, or multiple non-point offences within the last 3 These infractions may eliminate an applicant from further consideration.
  • As part of the recruitment process, applicants may be asked to provide a Police Information Check from the police department serving the area the applicant currently resides Applicants cannot have any criminal charges or convictions that are related to the duties of the position for which you have not received a pardon. You must be open, honest and willing to disclose all information pertaining to this record check.
  • Resident requirement: Must live within 30 kilometers of the City boundaries as detailed in the Local #1941 IAFF Collective

    Here's how we can help...

    Resume & Cover Letter
    Firefighter Aptitude Test Preparation
    1-on-1 Consulting
    Firefighter Interview Prep

Preferred Qualifications

These additional skills and experiences will enhance your application but do not replace the required qualifications:

  • Completion of other fire/rescue service-related courses or
  • Practical experience, training and education transferable to areas of firefighting:
    • Experience and/or training in emergency services: Fire, Police, Coast Guard, EMS
    • Search & Rescue and/or Wildfire Service experience
    • Construction or mechanical related trades
    • Heavy equipment operator, truck driving tandem axle vehicles with a Class 1, 2 or 3 license
    • Advanced medical or first aid training (FR, EMR, PCP/ACP, EMT, Nursing)
    • Academic studies – College/University
    • Knowledge of different cultures or fluency in languages other than English
    • Coaching, teaching or instructing experience
    • Ability to swim and related lifesaving and rescue certificates
    • Volunteer experience and community involvement
    • Demonstrated athletic or physical capabilities and achievements
    • Knowledge and ability to work effectively with computers, programs and software
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment

Additional Information

Click here to view the full recruitment guide.

Related Jobs

June 20, 2024
June 5, 2024
FireMedic - Red Deer (AB) - 2024   Red Deer, Alberta
May 28, 2024
May 15, 2024


Join 8,000+ Active Members Who Receive New Recruitments Directly To Their Email. Get The Latest Scoop, tips and much more!

Here's how we can help...

Resume Service

If you don't think your resume stands out above the crowd, this is the service for you. We will make your resume shine above those of your competitors. Don't let the ATS software determine if you're a good candidate! Get a keyword rich resume today! 

Firefighter Aptitude Testing Service

I can't repeat this enough. When it comes to landing your dream job, preparation is KEY! The best thing you can do to prepare is to constantly stay on top of your game and study frequently. Check this great service out and be ready for your next aptitude test.

Firefighter Interview Preparation

If you don't feel prepared for your interview, we are here to help. Don't just "wing" an interview, the best thing you can do to improve your chances is to be prepared. We not only provide you with 3-hours of coaching, but our 5-step system to allow you to craft beautiful and captivating stories that relate to the fire service.

1-on-1 Consulting

The Fire Recruitment Consulting Service is your essential guide to a firefighting career, perfect for anyone from aspiring firefighters to career changers. It transforms the daunting recruitment process into a navigable journey with personalized support and expert guidance. Our service covers everything from in-depth career insights and application strategies to test preparation and mental health resources. 

Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Card

If you don't already have your pleasure craft license, now is a great time to do it. It's a great addition to your resume and some departments even require it!

Pulse Point Canada

At Pulse Point Canada, helping responders gain new skills and knowledge or refresh them isn’t only a commitment, but also a passion. With a wide variety of courses and dedicated instructors, Pulse Point Canada makes learning easy, affordable and fun and the Professional Responder Coaching program allows you to practice and fine tune your skills even more. 

Take the First Responder or Emergency Medical Responder course and get encouraged to GO BEYOND YOUR LIMITS! 

You may also like