Volunteers

Volunteer Applications are NOW OPEN! 

Port Moody Fire Rescue is recruiting Volunteer Firefighters.  This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to your community and gain valuable training and experience. Volunteer Firefighters are extensively trained according to NFPA Standards.

Volunteers compliment the Career Firefighters in response to fires, rescues, medical and other emergencies. They also contribute to the community as volunteers and participants in events such as the Penguin Plunge, Mayor's BBQ, Pancake Breakfast, CP Holiday Train and many other social and recreational occasions.

Volunteer Firefighters are expected to attend Thursday evening practice sessions (19:00 to 21:00) as well as occasional weekend practices, and participate in community events.

Current opportunities

View current opportunities and learn how you can apply.

Please note that volunteer opportunities at Port Moody Fire Rescue will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory Police Information Check as well as a satisfactory Driver's Abstract and medical assessment (as per NFPA 1582).

Applicants must upload with their online application, documentation of:

  • Proof of current Port Moody residency
  • A valid Class 5 BC Driver's License
  • A recent driver's abstract (no older than 30 days)
  • 19+ age minimum

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Further details regarding this process will be provided to shortlisted candidates after the closing date of this competition.

Required qualifications

  • Current Port Moody residency
  • Canadian citizenship, Resident or Landed Immigrant status
  • A valid Class 5 BC Driver's License
  • A satisfactory recent driver's abstract
  • Physically fit
  • Minimum grade 12 education

Preferred qualifications

  • Minimum OFA 1 (Includes CPR-A Adults)
  • Class 5 with Air Endorsement

Selection process

The selection process will include background and medical checks, physical fitness evaluation, panel interview and a practical ride-along assessment process to select individuals to undergo training in firefighting and emergency response.

Recruitment schedule 

Tentative Schedule  
September 21st Applications Open
October 1st Open House
October 4th Applications Close 
October 31st First pool for physical
November 1st Second pool for physical 
October 26th Candidates contacted this week with interview invitations
November Panel interviews
Balance of 2020 Ride Along Assessments & Background Checks
February 2021 Estimate start date 

Specialized training

You'll receive specialized training with up-to-date firefighting and rescue tactics and strategies.