Ottawa Fire Services prides itself on being a modern fire service that evolves with the community it serves. We are committed to recruiting a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience, fully understanding that sustaining our modern service begins with our personnel.
As one of the largest composite fire services in Canada, teamwork is critical to our service. Our many divisions work together to protect the 2,796 km2 of our nation’s capital, while remaining committed to continuous improvement and innovation.
Although fire suppression is the Service’s most visible division, Ottawa Fire Services does much more than fight fires. Our Fire Service is equipped with industry-leading special operations groups that provide hazardous material responses and a variety of technical rescues including water rescue, auto extrication, wildland fire operations, and confined space. In addition to these capabilities, Ottawa Fire Services boasts a robust public education team that serves as the first line of defence against fires. This team also includes investigators who determine the cause of each fire, while inspectors ensure buildings meet the Fire Code.
Our Service is prominent within our city, making community leadership a crucial part of serving in the Fire Service. Our people are dedicated to providing an elite and professional service, which has been entrenched in our long history.
As Chief, I assure you that Ottawa Fire Services can provide a challenging and rewarding career that will foster personal growth. I’ve dedicated my career to the Fire Service and would do it all over again, if I could.
I want to personally thank you for considering joining the Ottawa Fire Services and the City of Ottawa.
Ottawa Fire Services