Volunteer Applications are now CLOSED!   

Please continue to review our website and social media outlets for updates on our future processes. 

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 Wednesday 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 residence within 5 km of 150 Newport Drive 
  • 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

  • Must reside within 5km of 150  Newport Drive 
  • 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

  • Current Port Moody Residence 
  • Minimum OFA 1 (Includes CPR-A Adults)
  • Class 3 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 (2023)  PROCESS COMPLETE
Week of September 5th Applications Open
September 14th, 7:30pm-9:30pm Open House Information Session (please wear comfortable clothing)
October 1st  Applications Close  21:00 hrs
October 2nd - 6th  Resume Screening (internal) 
October 21st  Physical Assessment 
October 30th Week Panel Interviews Begin 
November 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th  Four Thursday Night Ride-Along (2 hrs each) 
December 2023 / January 2024 Medical & Criminal Records Checks, HR Notified Successful Candidates
February 2024 / March 2024  Estimated Start Dates

Specialized training

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