Caledon Volunteer Firefighter recruitment now open

CALEDON, ON (June 3, 2024) – Caledon Fire and Emergency Services is gearing up for their annual recruitment drive to hire volunteer firefighters. 


To be eligible, applicants must: 

  • be at least 18 years of age; 

  • have a valid G driver’s licence with no more than three demerit points; 

  • live within 8 km of a Caledon Fire Station; 

  • and have a clean vulnerable sector check. 

They must also register for and attend one of three mandatory information sessions: 

  1. Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 10 a.m. at Caledon East Community Complex - 6215 Old Church Road
  2. Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 7 p.m. at Albion Bolton Community Centre - 150 Queen Street South
  3. Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 7 p.m. at Caledon East Community Complex - 6215 Old Church Road

Position Overview 

As a volunteer firefighter, you are expected to respond to both emergency and non-emergency situations, including: 

  • Fires (including structure, vehicle and wild land fires) 

  • Medical emergencies 

  • Vehicle, machinery, and other rescue calls 

  • Alarm activations and investigations 

  • Public calls that require assistance 

Volunteer firefighters are compensated for their time responding to a call. 

“Being a volunteer firefighter turns regular people into everyday heroes” said Fire Chief Dave Pelayo. “Caledon’s volunteer firefighters join a team of dedicated individuals who come from all sorts of backgrounds but have one thing in common: a commitment to helping keep their community safe. If you’re curious about your future as a volunteer firefighter, please attend an Information Session. We would love to speak with you!” 

The application period opens Friday, June 14. Those eligible to apply have until Sunday, July 14 to submit their applications.  

For more details and to register for an information session, please visit  

For more details on Caledon Fire and Emergency Services, please visit or follow them on Twitter @CaledonFireES.  

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Media contact:  
Lavina Dixit 
Manager, Communications 
905.584.2272 x. 4076 | | @TownofCaledon