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Fire Recruitment Job Board Team
October 4, 2018
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October 15, 2018
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Delta Fire & Emergency Services is currently accepting online applications for Career as Firefighter positions in anticipation of vacancies in 2019.

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • 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 30 days prior to application submission date.  Candidates must demonstrate safe and responsible driving behaviour.  More than six points is considered excessive and may eliminate you from the process.  Other aspects of your driving record will also be considered.
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certificate, current within one year from the application submission date
  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Licence or higher level of BC Provincial EMA Licencing.  Licence must be kept valid throughout recruitment process. See the Ministry of Health website for licencing information.
  • 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
  • No conviction for a criminal offence related to the job of a Firefighter.

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

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
  • 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 preferably 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

Please download and print the current Firefighter Application Manual for detailed information on the recruitment process and requirements. This manual provides a step-by-step guide through the recruitment process and will help you avoid mistakes that may affect your application.

It is your responsibility to understand and fully meet the Required Qualifications before you begin your online application submission.

For questions, please call 604-946-3246 or email

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