Firefighter Recruitment

Are You Eligible to Be a Paid On Call/Volunteer Firefighter in Gravenhurst?
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Live within 10 km of one of our 3 stations
  • Have 24 hour transportation available
  • Be in good health: a pre-employment medical screening form signed by a nurse practitioner or doctor must be provided
  • Provide a clean Vulnerable Sector criminal background check 


In addition to the minimum qualifications listed above, the following items weigh heavily for selecting successful candidates:

  • Availability to respond to emergency incidents during daytime hours on weekdays in addition to weeknights, weekends and overnight hours
  • Primary residence located 5km or less to one of the three stations

  • Valid First Aid/CPR Level C
  • Class D drivers license with Z endorsement (Ontario Issued) 

Please review our Recruitment Policy for full details

 How Do You Apply?
  • Download our application form, complete it and;
  • Mail it to us at 190 Harvie Street, Unit 1, Gravenhurst, Ontario, P1P 1S9 or,
  • Drop off the application form at 190 Harvie Street, Unit 1, Gravenhurst, Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4pm or,
  • Complete our online application form

 Recruitment Selection Process

  • Vacancies Become Available
  • Recruitment Promotional Campaign Begins
  • Information Session
  • Application Forms & Resumes Submitted
  • Application Packages Reviewed
  • Written Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Interviews
  • Applicant Review: Criminal & Vulnerable Background Checks, Pre-Medical Screening, Personal/Employment References, Social Media Screening
  • Job Offers
 What Are the Benefits to Being a Paid On Call/Volunteer Firefighter?
 There are many benefits to being a firefighter in Gravenhurst such as:
  • Free training: All firefighting, rescue, CPR, first aid and other emergency training is provided
  • NFPA Certifications in many disciplines
  • Protective clothing and equipment is provided 
  • Uniforms are provided
  • Competitive wages for attending emergency calls, training and some other department activities
  • Workers Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) benefits
  • Insurance benefits provided by Volunteer Firemen's Insurance Service Inc. (VFIS) including access to our Employee and Family Assistance Plan
  • Health Spending Account
  • Leadership: There are opportunities for promotion and greater responsibility
  • Friendship and memories that last a lifetime
  • Many opportunities to volunteer outside the department in our community
 Recruit Training
Following the recruitment process, successful applicants will undergo extensive recruit training. This involves a considerable time commitment by the applicant. Full recruit training schedules will be made available to applicants at an appropriate time.


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