Careers in firefighting


A career with the Kitchener Fire Department provides you with the opportunity to work with skilled professionals that provide fire protection services to citizens, keeping our community and neighbourhoods safe. The Kitchener Fire Department has 10 divisions with a staff of 240.  In 2017, the department responded to approximately 14,500 emergency incidents.

Each recruitment year, hundreds of applicants apply for positions with the Kitchener Fire Department and we want to encourage those who may not normally consider firefighting as a career choice. In order to deliver the best possible service to our citizens, it is important that our department reflects the diversity of our community. We welcome all candidates to apply for a career in firefighting. 

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