Firefighter Recruitment 2021

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We are looking for a number of responsible and dedicated Firefighters to combat, extinguish and prevent fires including search and rescue and administering first aid.  We need to fill firefighter positions from an eligibility list commencing as early as spring of 2022.

We believe that our city and our workplace benefits from diversity. We encourage all qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for our firefighter vacancies. Bring your unique experiences and distinct skills and abilities to our organization and help build Kelowna as a city of the future.

Recruitment and hiring of firefighters is handled through an Eligibility List selected after a rigorous recruitment process.  These candidates are placed in positions that become available as vacancies occur within the Kelowna Fire Department.  

There are a number of phases to the recruitment process, starting with submission of an Online Application through the City of Kelowna Careers e-recruit system.  Applications must be received by  June 27, 2021 in order to be considered for our upcoming hiring process.  For complete information on the application process, please see the attached links:

2021 Kelowna Career Firefighter Recruitment Video:

Firefighter Recruitment Process 
Resume Structure
NFPA Medical Conditions Form

Please check back on this website between May 2021 and January 2022 to obtain updates as we progress through the recruitment campaign.