Firefighter Recruitment

The Port Coquitlam Fire & Emergency Services only accepts Firefighter applications during specific recruitment intake periods.

It is your responsibility to understand and fully meet the required qualifications before you begin your application. If your application is not submitted as detailed, regrettably your application will not be considered.

To find out more about the qualifications and our Firefighter recruitment process please read our Firefighter Recruitment Guide.

The City of Port Coquitlam looks for highly motivated, energetic professionals to assume the role of Firefighter. This is skilled fire fighting entailing the combating, extinguishing and preventing of fires, and saving of life and property. A Firefighter is responsible for rapidly and efficiently performing various duties under emergency conditions frequently involving considerable hazard. The work includes routine servicing and maintenance of fire equipment, apparatus, and property and participation in programs such as company fire inspections. Although specific orders, instructions and assignments are received from a superior, a Firefighter exercises independent judgment and action in emergency situations where referral to a superior for directions is not possible. Work performance is checked and evaluated by a superior in terms of effective firefighting and related services rendered to the Fire Department.


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We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted. The City of Port Coquitlam will conduct a criminal records check.


Human Resources
Tel 604.927.5417

Location and Mailing Address

2nd Floor, Port Coquitlam City Hall
2580 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC  V3C 2A8

Business Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)