Important Notice

Please note that if you are applying for the Operations Firefighter position and are successful, you will be required to successfully complete not only the Operations Firefighter Recruit Training Program but also Fire Prevention Training, which includes NFPA Level 1031 Level 1 and 1035 Level 1, as a condition of employment.

Should you be selected for the position of Operations Firefighter, we encourage you to review the Review Materials tab in order to prepare for the Fire Prevention Training portion of the recruit training.

General Information

If you are committed to helping people, enjoy working in a team environment, enjoy lifelong learning and are physically fit, you may be an ideal candidate for a career as an Operations Firefighter with Toronto Fire Services.

What it’s like:

  • You’ll have both a challenging and rewarding career
  • You’ll be expected to maintain a high standard of professionalism, solve problems, work as part of a dynamic team and possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • You’ll work an assigned shifts averaging 42 hours per week over a four week period, including weekends and holidays
  • You’ll be physically fit to handle the sustained, intense, physical effort often required to perform these duties
  • You’ll be required to work at heights, inside confined spaces and to wear and use supplied safety equipment
  • You’ll live and work in close quarters will your colleagues throughout your shifts. This means all team members are responsible for station housekeeping and depend on each other to perform their duties successfully whether sharing routine tasks at the fire station, providing services at an emergency scene, or providing service assistance to other emergency agencies and/or the public
  • You’ll be a member of the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association, Local 3888, International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and will be subject to the provisions and requirements of the collective agreement