Employment Fire

The City of Richmond Hill and Richmond Hill Fire and Emergency Services are currently seeking highly motivated qualified individuals who have a strong interest in firefighting as a career and who meet our requirements. The City of Richmond Hill Probationary Fire Fighter recruitment is currently open.

Our application process is open July 12, 2021 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 30, 2021. There is no fee to apply however, all testing including the physical fitness, aptitude, practical and medical testing is paid by the applicant and must be completed successfully in order to move on to each stage of the recruitment process. If you are selected to move forward in the selection process, the fee for testing is $120.00. Further details can be found in the Fire Fighters Information Guide.

Please review the Information Guide for further instructions on how to apply.

To be considered for a career as a Richmond Hill Fire Fighter you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Have a Grade 12 OSSD/OSSGD education diploma, or Ontario approved equivalent
  • Possess NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter I and II certifications or grandfathering equivalent
  • Provide proof of valid First Aid, CPR Level C certification from a recognized Organization/Provider
  • Possess a valid unrestricted Ontario DZ Driver’s License
  • Possess a satisfactory Ontario DZ Driver’s License Abstract, valid within 3 months
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in English (verbally and written)
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of service, collaboration, care, and courage
  • Possess superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively as a member of an effective and professional team
  • Possess the ability and willingness to follow instructions promptly and efficiently
  • Have a strong work ethic and desire to serve the community.

Preference will be given to candidates that possess all or some of the following additional qualifications:

  • NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel
  • NFPA 1035, Standard on Fire and Life Safety Educator
  • NFPA 1031, Standard for Fire Inspector
  • Completion of Primary Care Paramedic Program, or equivalent
  • Completion of a post-secondary education degree or diploma in a related field
  • Completion of a recognized trade certification
  • Service in a paramilitary organization
  • Considerable volunteer or career Fire Fighter work experience.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.