Required Qualifications

Firefighter Recruitment 2016

Delta Fire & Emergency Services only accepts firefighter applications during specified recruitment intake period. At this time the application process is closed.

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

  • Legal entitlement to work in Canada (Canadian Citizenship or Landed Immigrant 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.
  • Transcript(s) demonstrating 30 post secondary credits or transcript demonstrating minimum 1 year approved apprenticeship.
      • NFPA 1001 Levels 1 & 2 will count as 20 post secondary credits, regardless of issuing institution
      • Other fire related courses that earn educational credits will count towards post secondary credit requirement.
  • 2 years of accumulated work experience after the completion of high school.
  • Valid BC Driver’s Licence, Class 3 with Air Brake endorsement.
  • Driver’s Abstract dated no more than 30 days prior to application submission date. Candidates must demonstrate safe and responsible driving behavior; more than six points in the last three years from the date of application is considered excessive.
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test certificate (CPAT), current within one year from the application submission date.
  • Emergency Medical Responder Licence (EMR) or higher. Licence must be kept valid throughout recruitment process. See the Ministry of Health website for licensing information.
  • Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents – Technician Level (NFPA 472)*
  • Technical High Angle Rope Rescue – Operations Level (NFPA 1006)*
  • Confined Space Rescue – Operations Level (NFPA 1006)*

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

  • Community Involvement/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.


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