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Volunteer 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. 

Program Details


  • Five month recruit program (January to May).
  • Training provided two days a week (one weeknight and one weekend day).
  • 100 % attendance is required.
  • Three year personal commitment to Squamish Fire Rescue.


  • 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 volunteer commitment to Squamish Fire Rescue.

Recruitment Process Timeline:

Applications are now closed. 

Information Session: Thursday, September 28 from 7 to 8:30 pm at Fire Hall 2 on Tantalus Road

Information Session: Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 3 to 4 pm at Fire Hall 1 (Clarke Drive) 

Application Close Date: October 9, 2017

Application and resume review: October 10 to 20, 2017

Physical and written testing: October 21 or 28, 2017

Panel interview: November 1 to 23, 2017

Recruit Firefighter position offers: December 1, 2017

Recruit Program Start Date: January, 2018