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Becoming a Firefighter in the Province of Ontario

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City of Hamilton – Emergency Services



The Hamilton Fire Department is responsible for the delivery of fire protection services to all citizens of Hamilton. To facilitate the delivery of those services throughout the City, the Department employs a composite staffing model of with both career and volunteer firefighters. 

Our recruitment process looks for men and women who are community minded, highly motivated and are able to work as a team. If this describes you, then consider a career as a firefighter with the Hamilton Fire Department. 

2013 Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment

The 2013 Volunteer Firefighter recruitment process is now open. Click on the link below for additional information on how to apply:

2013 Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Information 





2013 Career Full Time Probationary Firefighter


Recruitment closed



The following is provided for information purposes:

Career (Full-Time) Firefighter Recruitment Pamphlet

Gledhill-Shaw Enterprises Inc.
(Offsite web page for OS and CPS testing information)

York University Fitness, Vision & Hearing Assessment for Firefighter Applicants (Information Sheet)

Emergency Management and Preparedness - Careers

 Emergency Management and Preparedness - Career Information