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Join Ottawa Fire Services

You can be a firefighter

You Can Be a Firefighter

You can be a firefighter

Do you believe that you can answer your community’s call for help? Be part of a team of dedicated individuals working to protect and save the lives of the people in their community.

Realize your power within. Believe in yourself. Believe in your community.
You can be a firefighter. Explore a career with Ottawa Fire Services.

Career firefighter recruitment

Our career firefighter recruitment process is currently under review. Please be advised that Ottawa Fire Services will not be accepting career firefighter applications at this time. Application requirements for future recruitments have changed, please check back for updated information. 

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Volunteer firefighter recruitment

Ottawa Fire Services accepts volunteer firefighter applications and keep them on file pending the filling of vacancies. Applicants are selected from those who work or live in close proximity to the volunteer stations with vacancies.

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Fire Dispatcher (Part-Time)

Under the direction of a Communications Supervisor, the Dispatcher is responsible for :

  • receiving emergency calls from the public and other agencies.
  • quickly analyzing information received from the caller and dispatching the required emergency vehicles.
  • efficiently operating console equipment, including telephone, radio, and computer aided dispatch.
  • following established procedures in making calm, sound decision as required in an emergency services environment.
  • possessing a good working knowledge of available resources to support emergency scene operations.

Two Camp FFIT participants wearing firefighting gear standing in front of fire truck.
Two Camp FFIT (Female Firefighters in Training) participants

Camp FFIT (Female Firefighters in Training)

The City of Ottawa, in partnership with Fire Service Women Ontario (a not-for-profit organization for women and men in the Fire Service), presents a unique opportunity for young women to experience what it is like to be a firefighter.

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