Recruitment

Town of Caledon's Response to COVID-19

New employees and volunteers who commence employment on or after November 15, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as a condition of employment. Being fully vaccinated is determined as the status of having received the full series of approved vaccines (both doses of a two dose vaccine series, one dose of a single dose vaccine series) and any additional doses required and approved by Health Canada and having satisfied the full post vaccination period required to ensure vaccination efficacy. The Town of Caledon reserves the right to request proof of vaccination at any time. Acceptable proof includes an Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccine receipt which you can obtain through the Provincial portal https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/, or other government-issued vaccine passport or certification.  The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Now accepting applications. Here's what you need to know:

  1. Apply now
  2. Register and attend and information session prior to your first interview. If you have previously attended an information session, this will be sufficient. 

This video highlights some aspects of being a volunteer firefighter.

Firefighter position overview

Responsibilities

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
Qualifications

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 5 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)
FAQs
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 5km 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 5km 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, normally between September – November. 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.