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Paid On Call Recruitment Process 

Squamish Fire Rescue has been training locally-minded people in their goals of serving Squamish as firefighters for over 100 years. Our professional training and on the job experience is a unique opportunity to learn and develop skills as team members, leaders, and highly-skilled firefighters. 

Upcoming Recruitment - Late Summer/Fall 2020

Date: August 17 - October 5, 2020

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Program Details


  • Must be a permanent resident of Squamish at the time of application
  • Six month recruit program (January to June).
  • Training provided two days a week (one weeknight and one weekend day).
  • 100% attendance is required.
  • Three year personal commitment to Squamish Fire Rescue.
  • Must be 19 years of age


  • Bring a positive and inquisitive attitude.
  • Follow all safe operating procedures.
  • Be a timely and conscientious student.

Training Provided:

  • NFPA 1001 FF1 & 2– Standard for Fire Fighting (JIBC Modules 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, and 10)
  • Red Cross Emergency Medical Assistant – First Responder level 3
  • Live Fire Training
  • Wildland 1
  • Emergency Scene Traffic Control
  • ICS 100


  • There is no cost to the student.
  • All training and materials are provided as part of your three-year commitment to Squamish Fire Rescue.

Paid On Call Firefighter Application - NEW for 2020! Apply online!

Click here to open the online Paid On Call Firefighter application.

Before you begin, please have ready:

  • work and personal references contact information
  • cover letter and resume as a single PDF or Word file