Share this page Print

Firefighter Recruitment

At this time, we are not accepting applications as we have a large number of qualified applicants waiting to start training. We hire based on the needs of the department and will post updated information on this page when we begin accepting applications again.

We are expecting a very large number of applications during our next competition. Meeting the pre-hire qualifications before you apply will make your application more competitive.

Are you looking for other career opportunities within the City of Calgary or with the Calgary Police Service?
Three Firefighters Outside

A career as a firefighter

Firefighting can be a challenging, exciting, and fulfilling career.

Fire Department Aquatics Team Member

What do I need to know to apply?

Applying to be a firefighter is competitive and has multiple steps.

Recruitment standards

We have very high standards and we work hard to meet them in everything we do. In recruiting, these standards are evident in the ways we:

  • Strive to build an applicant pool that reflects the diversity of the citizens we serve.
  • Use an unbiased and rigorous selection process to narrow the pool.
  • Select only those candidates who show integrity and a passion for community service.

Community Safety Officer teaching children

Rolemodels and leaders

Our firefighters represent the Calgary Fire Department and The City of Calgary. They are role models and leaders within our organization and the community. We select applicants who take that responsibility very seriously and who pursue excellence in their daily activities.

Firefighter having vitals tested

It’s not for everyone

This profession is not suited to everyone; desire alone does not guarantee a good career fit. The daily pressures, emotional strain and dangers separate it from any other career.

Explore to gain a clear understanding of the job and to conduct a self-evaluation.

If you are currently in our process, log in here to update your online applicant file.

Need to contact us?

To ask questions about firefighter recruitment use the e-mail address below. For all other Fire Department related calls, phone 3-1-1 or click here.
Monday to Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
We’re closed weekends and statutory holidays.