Photo of Kitchener Fire new recruits in front of a fire truck

The Kitchener Fire Department is pleased to welcome 16 new recruits to support fire operations in our growing city. A graduation ceremony was held this afternoon at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium to welcome the new class of firefighters to Team Kitchener. The new recruits will support emergency response, fire prevention, and fire education at stations across the city.

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As part of Team Kitchener, fire suppression staff contribute to making our city a better place. No matter the role or work location, City of Kitchener staff come to work with purpose every day to proudly serve our community and each other. Hear what staff have to say about being a part of Team Kitchener by watching our orientation video.

If you’re compassionate and enthusiastic about a career in fire services or public service, the City of Kitchener may be the place for you. Learn more about a career at the City and find current opportunities at