From the City of Abbotsford. Applications are currently being accepted for both Auxiliary and Career positions. Please make sure that you submit your application to the correct competition.
The Fire Rescue Service is one of the most unique and challenging work environments known today. Auxiliary fire fighter’s role is to support the full-time fire fighters during paged incidents. This support role is an important strategy in our duties to serve the community. The bottom line in our business is measured by the prevention of loss of life, pain and suffering, and property damage. If you feel you have what it takes to meet the challenges of our business, we welcome you to join us.
- If you wear corrective lenses, please complete the Optometrist Form.
- Only Abbotsford residents are eligible to apply.
- Submitting an application does not guarantee entry into the selection process.
- The Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service will contact the applicant if and when the applicant is to commence the selection process. This contact can take up to six months, depending on the time of year and the recruiting needs for Auxiliary Fire Fighters. Please be assured that if you meet our minimum requirements, we will contact you at the appropriate time.
- Selected applicants will be invited to the Ergometrics Fire Team written examination.
- Only applicants who pass the written examination will be invited to complete the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT).
- Successful applicants will move forward to the interview/lung testing process.
- For more information, please review the Auxiliary Recruitment Application Manual
- Auxiliary Firefighter Recruitment Schedule
- Auxiliary Firefighter Optometrist Form
- Online applications for 2015 Auxiliary Paid On-Call Firefighter (No Resumes will be accepted)
Applications are accepted until January 9, 2015 at 12pm (Noon).
The Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service is a customer focused team-based organization that is committed to reflect the cultural diversity of our city.
A career with the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service will put you on the front line of protecting our city, contributing to a leading-edge department with a proven safety record.
We are currently recruiting five full-time career firefighters. An eligibility list will also be established to fill vacancies occurring over the next 12 to 24 months.
Do you want to join an organization that is constantly evolving to meet the ongoing economic and social diversity of a thriving community? A career in firefighting provides both men and women with a challenging and rewarding experience.
A commitment to maintaining a daily fitness regime and monitoring personal wellness is essential to ensuring fire fighter safety and longevity. It is important that you have the strength, stamina and cardiovascular conditioning required to take on the physical challenges of this career. Ethical behavior and accountability must be part of your nature. Taking responsibility for and ownership of your actions is vital to success.
A career fire fighter’s main function is to combat, extinguish, and prevent fires to save life and property, fire fighters also to contribute to the community through:
- Fire and Life Safety education
- Fire Inspections
- Medical Aid
No previous education or work experience as a firefighter is required. The City of Abbotsford offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
- Review the following:
- Considering a Career in Firefighting?
- Salary and Benefits
- Self Evaluation Questionnaire
- Appearance and Grooming Guideline
- Disqualifying Medical Conditions
- Vision Standards
- Minimum Firefighter Qualifications
- Fitness Requirements
- Tasks and Duties
- Application Process
- The Interview Preparation
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Recruitment Testing Schedule – Please note the dates and/or the times are subject to change.
- The Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service utilizes the Ergometrics FireTeam and FPSI work Skills Inventory Testing.
- Firefighter Optometrist Form
- Be prepared to upload color copy of your Driver’s Licence (both sides) and Current Driver’s Abstract.
- To avoid time-out on your computer while completing online application. Prepare in advance the answers to the following questions:
- How have you prepared yourself for a career in firefighting? (Word limit between 150-250)
- Why do you want to be a firefighter with Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service? (Word limit between 150-250)
- What makes you a good team member and share a time when you have demonstrated those skills? (Word limit between 150-250)
- Online Application only for Career Full Time Firefighter (No Resumes will be accepted)
Applications will be accepted until January 5, 2015, 12:00pm (Noon).