Firefighter – Surrey – 2023

NewJobIcon Firefighter - Surrey - 2023
City of Surrey
April 5, 2023
Surrey, Canada
Job Type
April 20, 2023
As per collective agreement
Work Hours
Shift Work


As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, City of Surrey is a globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through technology and innovation.  City of Surrey employees are talented innovators, inspired by meaningful work and the opportunity to drive our city—and their careers—forward. Build a City. Build a Future at the City of Surrey.

Duties and Responsibilities

Successful candidates will be required to perform a variety of job functions, including fire suppression activities, assisting at medical incidents, fire inspections, fire prevention education, community initiatives, working with our communications professionals within the dispatch centre and other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada (You must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident/Landed Immigrant).
  • Grade 12 completion or equivalent.
  • Two years or more of accumulated work experience after high school completion.
  • Valid Class 3 or Class 1 Driver's License with air brake endorsement or equivalent for vehicles with more than two axles (automatic transmission is accepted) and a safe driving record.
  • A current BC EMA Licensing Board First Responder License or higher level of EMA License (EMR, PCP, ACP). We do not accept OFA licensing.
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal).
  • Physically and psychologically suitable for the position of firefighter. (Meets NFPA 1582)
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • Willing to work day shifts, night shifts, weekends and holidays including extra shifts as required.
  • Successful completion of the Surrey Fire Service Basic Firefighting Knowledge Course* or equivalent**

*The Surrey Fire Basic Knowledge Course is an online course where students will learn the knowledge required to be a firefighter. Students who require this qualification will be given opportunity to sign up for the course following the psychometric assessment review.
** Equivalency for the Basic Knowledge Course is considered to be applicants with NFPA 1001, Level 1 or Level 2 IFSAC or ProBoard certifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Post Secondary Education: (choose one)

  • 30 post-secondary institution credits
  • one year minimum in an apprenticeship program (transcripts required)
  • Diploma
  • Degree or higher or red seal certification

Previous work experience in the hospitality industry (food service).

Previous work experience in: (choose one)

  • Police, Fire, Health Care – one year minimum
  • Wildfire Service/Coast Guard/ Lifeguarding
  • Military/Search Rescue
  • Other

Previous work history with a non-profit organization.

Experience in team-oriented, sports or organizations.

Sport coaching or instructional qualification.

Rate your computer literacy: (choose one)

  • No experience
  • Use computers when required
  • Average knowledge of computer use
  • Computer software expert

Did your previous work experience include: (choose one)

  • Self-paced, solitary work
  • Working with a partner
  • Working as part of a team
  • Supervising others

Language fluency: (choose one)

  • English only
  • ASL
  • A language other than English

Additional Information

This position requires completion of a Police Information Check.

Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

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