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Firefighter Recruitment

Interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter? 

Norfolk County Fire Department recruits volunteer firefighters once a year beginning in June with applications to be submitted in early August.  This process is now open for 2018.

The application process for volunteer firefighters is designed to help candidates understand the degree of skill, commitment, and personal character required to be a successful volunteer firefighter.

For further information, attend one of the two sessions to be held:

– Thursday, July 19th at the Langton Community Center, 22 Albert Street or

– Thursday, July 26th at Fanshawe College, 634 Ireland Road in Simcoe.  Both sessions begin at 7 pm.  Families welcome.

Please read carefully prior to completing your application:

  • All successful candidates will be expected to complete a mandatory recruit training program. As a recruit, you need to be aware that this training consists of a self-study program accompanied with classroom participation one weekend a month for six (6) months.
  • Selected volunteer firefighters will be assigned to the fire station nearest to their home address.
  • To have your application considered you must complete the application form in its entirety and the information must be accurate to the best of your knowledge.
  • Your application MUST INCLUDE a completed Vulnerable Sector Check or proof of submission of a Vulnerable Sector Check obtained by taking the letter supplied in this package to the Ontario Provincial Police.
  • Your application MUST INCLUDE the completed authorization for a Drivers Abstract Check.
  • Completed applications need to be placed in a sealed envelope, addressed “Firefighter Application” and delivered to the Human Resources & Staff Development Department at 185 Robinson Street Suite 300, Simcoe by the application deadline.

Firefighting positions are voluntary.  Your time responding to emergencies, training, and certain activities is reimbursed.

The selection process to full membership consists of the following steps:

 Submission of application, drivers abstract consent and vulnerable sector check/or proof of submission of a Vulnerable Sector Check by

August 17th, 2018 NEW DEADLINE – AUGUST 31ST, 2018

  • Written aptitude test. Provide accommodation needs prior to test day.
  • Physical and mental abilities test.

TESTING will be offered on two weekends.  You MUST attend ONE of these testing dates:


 Individual candidate interview.

  • Submission (upon request) of Medical Information.
  • Offer of membership to selected candidates with a minimum one year probationary period.
  • Mandatory attendance at an orientation session Saturday, March 2nd, 2019.
  • Successful completion of a mandatory six month recruit training program.
  • Obtaining a DZ driver’s license within 3 years of date of hire.

Volunteer Firefighter Fillable Application Form

Volunteer Firefighter Job Description


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