Probationary Firefighter – London (ON) – 2024

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64x64 FRSC Large Probationary Firefighter - London (ON) - 2024
Firefighter Recruitment Services of Canada
April 3, 2024
London, Ontario
Job Type
May 17, 2024
May 17, 2024
As per the Collective Agreement
Work Hours
Shift Work


City of London Fire Department Probationary Firefighter Recruitment

The application process starts at on April 15th, 2024 and closes on May 17, 2024 at 4:00 pm. You'll need to:

  • Register at : you'll need a valid, unique email address and a password of your choice.
    NOTE: If you have applied in the past you will need to create a new account and application.
  • Pay the administrative fee (see below).
  • Fill out the application form online. This application must be completed and finalized BEFORE May 17th, 2024, at 4:00pm EST.
  • Note that once you have decided to apply, paid the administration fee and registered your account, you can continue to come back to your application to upload information and your documents as you receive them, however you must ensure your click on the “finalize” tab before May 17th, 2024.

Duties and Responsibilities

Our firefighters respond to a variety of emergency situations including structure fires, auto-extrications and cardiac related events. As well, many firefighters also serve on one of our four special teams:

  • Ice/water rescue or swift water rescue
  • Hazardous materials
  • Technical rescue (rope rescue)
  • Fire communications.

When not involved in emergency events, our firefighters are out in our community promoting public service, fire prevention and life safety.

Minimum Qualifications


Academic Requirements:

Applicants must be able to show successful completion of the below:

Proof of Grade 12 Diploma in the Province of Ontario, GED or equivalent. (Transcript with grades or diploma accepted as proof)

Current IFSAC and/or ProBoard Endorsed:

  • NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level I
  • NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level II
  • NFPA 1072 Hazmat Awareness
  • NFPA 1072 Hazmat Operations
  • Specialty rescue certificates seals from IFSAC and/or ProBoard will be considered an asset.
    Special consideration will be given to Technician Level Certifications for the above.

DZ Driver's License Requirement:

  • Valid unrestricted Ontario class D driver's license with a Z endorsement prior to application closing date on May 17th, 2024.
  • Out of Province equivalent licenses will be accepted at the time of the application, however these must be converted to a valid Ontario DZ license within 90 days of hire.
  • Must provide proof of a 3-year uncertified driver's abstract with application.

First Aid Certificate Requirements:

  • Current First Aid, CPR & AED Certification is required.
  • 'Emergency Care for Professional Responders' (previously known as EMR certification) will be considered an asset.

Drivers Abstract Requirement:

3 Year Uncertified Drivers Abstract

Please upload a copy of your original Driver's Abstract (a copy of a copy will not be accepted). If you already possess a 3 Year Uncertified Drivers Abstract, it must be dated from November 17th, 2023 forward. You can order the drivers abstract online via Service Ontario Website for $12.00. Any Driver's Abstracts dated after May 17th, 2024 will not be accepted.

Driver's Abstracts are to be uploaded to online application before the application deadline of May 17th, 2024, at 4:00pm EST.


CRC with VSS Requirement:

Criminal Record Check (CRC) with a Vulnerable Sector Screen (VSS)

Already Have a CRC with VSS?

  • The City of London will accept your CRC with VSS if it is dated from May 17th, 2023 forward(no more than 12 months old).

Need an updated CRC with VSS?

  • If you do not have a CRC with VSS dated May 17th, 2023 forward, please apply online at your local Police Station of the city reflected on your driver's license. (eg: If your driver's license address shows an address of London – you must apply for CRC with VSS in London. If your driver's license shows Waterloo and you live in London; your options are: get your CRC with VSS in the city your license is listed (eg. Waterloo).
    ORUpdate your driver's license to reflect your current address with the correct city and obtain the CRC with VSS from your local police department.

Not sure what to bring when applying for CRC with VSS?

  • Please call your local Police Station to see if you require a sign-off/request form in order to apply for your CRC with VSS for employment opportunities and if so, please contact helpdesk@firehire.cato request a form to bring with you.

Reside in Toronto?

Criminal Record Check

  • For those applicants who reside in the Toronto area, Toronto police requires you to obtain your CRC online separate from your VSS.
  • We recognize that you may or may not receive your Criminal Records Check results back from the Toronto Police prior to the May 17, 2024, at 4:00pm EST deadline – simply: upload your receipt with your documents for your application. This will serve as proof of applying for it.

Vulnerable Sector Screen (for Employment)

  • For your VSS(Employment) request, please print the below form on LEGAL sized paper, fill out in blue ink only and mail to the address located at the top of the form:
    Toronto CRC with VSS Request Letter (PDF)
  • You will be required to submit a $65.00 certified cheque or money order with the VSS application directly to the police department with the same form.
  • Please ensure to check off the box on the form next to reason for request as "Employment".
  • Your VSS will be mailed back to you once it has been processed.
  • For full details of how to submit your VSS request please visit the Toronto Police Website
  • We recognize that you may or may not receive your Vulnerable Sector Screen results back from the Toronto Police prior to the May 17th, 2024, at 4:00pm EST deadline – simply: make a copy of the filled out form, along with copy of your certified cheque and/or money order and upload the copy with your documents for your application. This this will serve as proof of applying for it.

Keep your CRC with VSS receipt!

  • While waiting for your CRC with VSS to be processed from your local Police Department, you may use your paid receipt as proof of applying. You may upload the receipt to your on-line application (once the portal is active on May 24th, 2023).

Receipts must reflect a date on or prior to May 17th, 2024 and must be uploaded to online application before application close date on May 17th, 2024, at 4:00pm EST.

Physical Testing Requirement:

This City of London will accept one (1) of the following options for Physical Testing:

  • Successful completion of York University Firefighting Physical Fitness Test Certificate which will be considered valid with a date of November 17th, 2023 forward.
  • If you do not have a valid York University Firefighting Physical Fitness Test certificate, please contact to schedule your Fitness test. The following dates have been set aside for physical testing for City of London Applicants: April 28th, May 5th, May 10th, and May 11th, 2024. Please book early to secure your fitness test date.
  • Please print the following documents to bring with you to the fitness testing.
  • 2024 PARQ
  • 2023 Firefighter Applicant Volunteer Fitness Test Information
  • York U map for Physical testing

Applicants are responsible to cover the cost of the fitness test, if required


  • Successful completion of all stages (1-3) of the OFAI Candidate Testing Services (as verified by possession of a current and valid CTS Certificate). Certificate must be valid and current to be accepted (not expired).
  • Successful completion of the OFAI Swim Test (as verified by possession of a current and valid certificate - not expired)

Applicants are responsible to cover the cost of the fitness test, if required


  • Candidate Physical Ability Tests (CPAT) are not accepted.
  • York Fit does not offer a swim component to their testing. As such, should you move forward in the interview process, a swim test will be arranged and conducted at a later date.

Additional Information

Costs/Fees for Probationary Firefighter Application

  • Any costs incurred to obtain and/or provide supporting documentation are your responsibility.
  • Non-refundable administrative fee of $180.00 CDN (plus 13% HST - #822318424RT0001) (payable via PayPal®, MasterCard®, Visa®, or American Express®) prior to application.


All candidates applying to the 2024 City of London Probationary Firefighter Recruitment and have paid the administrative fee within the application portal WILL write the pre-qualifying exam.

You will be required to bring the following to the exam:

  • Photo ID
  • Your Applicant ID
    This will be emailed to you when your application is finalized. You will also see your Applicant ID displayed in the top-right of this portal once you've registered and logged in.

Exam Date:

Sunday, June 2, 2024
TIME: 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
RBC Place (formerly London Convention Center)
2nd Floor
300 York St
London, ON
Doors open 1 hour before exam. Exam doors close at 1:50 pm.


Should you have any questions we can be reached at or by calling 1.877.757.FIRE (3473) to speak with a live representative.

After April 15th, in addition to the above, you can also reach us by using the LiveChat feature on the Contact us page


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