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Firefighter Recruitment

The Kelowna Fire Department provides effective fire protection and public safety services to all areas of the city. This includes fire prevention, fire safety inspections, fire control and/or suppression. Recruitment and hiring of career firefighters is handled through an Eligibility List selected after a rigorous recruitment process. These candidates are placed in positions that become available for a specific period.

We value a diverse workforce, representative of the community we serve. In recognition of this, and the intrinsic value of our diversity, the City seeks to foster a climate of collaboration, understanding and mutual respect between all staff, and members of the community and ensure an inclusive, accessible work environment where everyone can succeed. Only those applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada will be considered for employment.

The following list of confirmation numbers represents the applicants who have been confirmed to move on to the Final Interviews for the Kelowna Firefighter list recruitment. The dates and times shown have now been scheduled for the applicants.

If your confirmation number has not been listed, we thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Kelowna.

MON May 16th TUE May 17th WED May 18th THUR May 19th FRI May 20th TUE May 24th WED May 25th
8:15 8390 6473 8938 7765 6922 8711 8666
8900 7330 8761 6797 8636 8095 9035
9:15 8727 7815 8655 6984 8827 8860
8620 6992 8798 7136 8576 8714
10:45 6534 8293 7808 6980 9050 6386
6533 7505 6707 8073 8759 9066
11:45 8678 8880 9148 8729 7036 8635
7362 8862 9009 8998 6858 8822
1:45 7984 8789 8624 8630 6493 8909
8733 8683 8352 8694 8548 6598
2:45 9021 8550 8874 6890 8680 9071
8863 7097 8364 8707 6480

Career Firefighting Recruitment

Firefighter Qualifications

The City of Kelowna seeks responsible and accountable team-players who will perform firefighting work involving combating, extinguishing and prevention of fires including search and rescue and administering first aid.

Minimal qualifications at time of application are:

  • Valid BC Class 3 Driver's License with Air brake endorsement (or equivalent from another province)
  • 18 years of age or over
  • Able to swim and physically be able to perform the work
  • Current First-aid certificate with at least seven (7) hours of instruction
  • IFSAC or Pro Board Accredited NFPA 1001 - Fire Fighting Practices Level I and II Program including NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Operations
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • No criminal record
  • Medical testing requirements (including vision and hearing) are based upon the NFPA 1582 standard with a restriction placed upon candidates with Category A medical conditions as defined in appendix G, NFPA 1582, Chapter 6, article 6.2.2

Preferred qualifications/skills are:

  • Job related certification:
  • NFPA 1002 Standard for Apparatus Driver/ Operator Professional
  • NFPA 1006 Vehicle, Rope, Surface Water, Confined Space, Ice Rescue
  • NFPA Fire Inspector level 1
  • NFPA Fire and Life Safety Educator level 1
  • Fire Service Instructor 1
  • Pleasure Craft Operator’s License
  • Fire Systems Technical training
  • First Medical Responder 3 or Emergency Medical Responder
  • Experience in the Mechanical/Construction trades
  • Medical Emergency Response experience
  • Operation of heavy equipment is an asset
  • Volunteer and/or career fire-fighting experience
  • Post-secondary education
  • Courageous, forthright and works well under pressure
  • Strong team player
  • Comfortable being in confined spaces and heights
  • Work despite physical discomfort in dangerous and unpleasant situations
  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Can take calculated risks to help others in need
  • Fire prevention and public education experience

Volunteer (Paid On Call) Firefighter Opportunities

For more detailed information regarding the employment of Volunteer (Paid on Call) firefighters, please reference the attached page link.

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