Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment

Volunteer Firefighter position overview

To be eligible to apply, you must attend one of the upcoming Information Sessions. Click below to register now for one of three sessions:

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The 2023 Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment application period will open on June 15, 2023.


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

To be eligible as a candidate, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a valid G driver's license with no more than three demerit points
  • Attend an Information Session
  • Have a clean vulnerable sector check

Eligible candidates must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Attend one of the scheduled Information Sessions
  • Possess a clean vulnerable sector check
  • Live within 8 km of a Caledon fire station

You'll also develop and keep an acceptable level of training, knowledge and skill sets as needed.

We consider the following to be an asset:

  • A valid DZ License with no more than three (3) demerit points on a current driver's abstract
  • First Aid, CPR and defibrillator training
  • Firefighter Pre-Service education
Volunteer tests

Once you qualify, you must take a:

  • Volunteer Firefighter Aptitude Test (view a sample test)
  • Volunteer Firefighter Physical Test (attend an Information Session for details)
Is a DZ license needed to apply?

No, you do not need your DZ license to apply. We train and license our firefighters inhouse.

You do require a full G license to apply. You will not be eligible to apply if you have your G2.

How close to a station do I need to live?
You must live within 8km of one of our nine fire stations.
I am willing to move if hired, can I still apply?
No, unfortunately we will only consider candidates that already live within 8km of our stations. You may apply once you move
How do I know when recruitment for volunteer firefighters is open?
We currently recruit once a year. Check this page regularly for updates and instructions on when and how to apply.
Do I need pre-service, NFPA 1001 certifications or experience?
You do not require previous experience or NFPA certifications, however these are an asset when applying.
How does the hiring process work?

You must attend one of our information sessions to apply.

Once applications are received, eligible candidates will be invited for an interview. If you are successful in your interview you will be invited to take one of our aptitude tests. If you are successful in the aptitude test you will be invited to our physical abilities test. We will then choose successful candidates for the next recruit class.