2019 SFR 4


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. 

During our annual fall recruitment drive, we look for positive, energetic and community-minded citizens to join our team of paid on-call firefighters. If you are a permanent Squamish resident, and interested in joining a skilled and dedicated team, we would like to hear from you.

We provide an outstanding training program, the opportunity to make an unforgettable difference in people’s lives and the chance to join a team environment like no other.  

If you are interested in taking on a challenge that many Squamish Fire members have called life changing, please send your name and contact information to sfr@squamish.ca to be added to our interested candidate mailing list.


The application period for paid on-call Firefighter positions is now closed.

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.