Link to Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Becoming a Fire Fighter

The procedures and qualifications for becoming a firefighter vary from municipality to municipality but within a province some general procedures or qualifications may apply. In Ontario the Ontario Fire Marshal has a page on their web site outlining general qualifications for firefighters in Ontario. In Manitoba the Manitoba Emergency Services College offers a Candidate Physical Ability Test which is required before being hired by many Manitoba fire departments including the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service.

The British Columbia Fire Safety Advisory Council have established the British Columbia Fire Service Certification Program which establishes standards of training for firefighters in the BC Fire Service.

The Ministère de Sécurité Publique of Québec has produced publications in French outlining training required for part-time officers and firefighters and full-time officers.

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