Fire recruitment

Career Recruitment Steps
  1. Pre-employment fitness evaluation
  2. Online application
  3. Resume screening, which includes checks for required and preferred qualification, and candidate eligibility
  4. Psychomotor performance circuit and skills assessment session
  5. Psychometric evaluations
  6. Panel interview process
  7. Ride-along suitability analysis
  8. Medical clearance as per NFPA 1582
  9. Vulnerable sector criminal records check
  10. Final interview 

Only those whom have been selected to move forward to each subsequent step in the recruitment process will be personally contacted by City staff with necessary information. Applicants not moving forward in the process will be informed by email. Please do not contact Port Moody Fire Rescue or the City of Port Moody Human Resources with questions regarding the status of the process.


All necessary communications will be initiated by City of Port Moody staff.

 Minimum Qualifications
  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Must be at least 19 years of age on the date of application
  • Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant with legal entitlement to work in Canada
  • Valid Class 3 BC Driver’s licence without restrictions with airbrake endorsement (automatic transmission is okay)
  • Good driving record with less than 6 points currently and no DUI convictions
  • No conviction of a criminal offence without a pardon that would preclude safety sensitive work
  • Completed VO2 max testing with Fortius Sport & Health (or completed within past 6 months – see *NOTE*)
  • Successful completion of an IFSAC/Pro Board NFPA 1001 Firefighter Training Program
  • Completion of an accredited NFPA 472 Hazardous Material Operations certification
  • Current License holder of a First Responder Level III (with AED and Spinal Endorsement) Certification & British Columbia EMA FR3 License that does not expire prior to calendar year-end
  • Minimum one year cumulative work experience, preferably in an area related to the construction trades or work that requires the use of motorized equipment or machinery
  • Minimum 30 credits of accredited post-secondary education. Trades training or military training may be applied as an equivalent. Full time attendance at a Fire Training institute for a minimum of six weeks will be granted an equivalency of 10 credits
 Living Boundaries

Upon employment, successful candidates must reside within one of the following municipalities:

  • Vancouver
  • University Endowment Lands
  • Burnaby
  • Richmond
  • Delta
  • New Westminster
  • Belcarra
  • Anmore
  • Coquitlam
  • Port Coquitlam
  • Pitt Meadows
  • Maple Ridge
  • Surrey
  • White Rock
  • City of Langley
  • Township of Langley
 Preferred Qualifications
  • Structural firefighting experience
  • Forestry firefighting experience
  • EMR, PCP or ACP License
  • Functionally relevant work experience
  • Past experience in emergency services 
 Documentation Required

PDF Copies will be required 

  • Completed on-line application
  • High school transcript (diploma not required)
  • Post-secondary transcripts
  • NFPA 1001 proof of completion with IFSAC / Pro Board Seal
  • NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Operations proof of completion
  • Drivers Licence (front and back photo)
  • Drivers Abstract (current within 30 days of application)
  • Commercial Driving Record (current within 30 days of application)
  • British Columbia First Responder Licence
  • Resume
  • Other documentation related only to prerequisite or preferred qualifications
 Pre-Recruitment Physical Fitness Testing

Port Moody Fire Rescue has retained the services of Fortius Sport & Health, 3713 Kensington Ave, Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7, to complete pre-recruitment physical fitness testing. This testing occurs at their Burnaby facility and consists of a VO2 Max testing process (maximum oxygen uptake analysis). The test is completed on a treadmill using incremental increases in load while wearing a 50 lb vest, simulating the wearing of firefighter turnout gear and equipment.

The costs associated with the test will be borne by the applicant. Applicants who have previously completed a VO2 max test with Fortius within the last 6 month may request that Fortius forward that information to Port Moody Fire Rescue by way of a release form in order to avoid having to undertake the evaluation again. If the VO2 Max test is scheduled to occur after the closing of the application posting, proof of successful completion will need to be produced before a candidate may participate in the next stage of the process.

 Skill Evaluation and Psychomotor Assessment

Applicants may be invited to a skills and psychomotor assessment at a facility designated by Port Moody Fire Rescue during the recruitment process. If invited, applicants should review the testing, inclusive of required proper apparel and requirements to participate. 

 Successful Candidates
  • Will have to submit to an enhanced criminal record check and references analysis to ensure suitability
  • Will have to successfully complete a medical exam based on NFPA standards