Firefighter – City of Prince Rupert (Prince Rupert, BC)


City of Prince Rupert

Department: Prince Rupert Fire Rescue
Posting Date: February 16th, 2021
Application Deadline: March 1st, 2021 at 5:00 pm (PST)
Union: IAFF, Local 559


  • Legally entitled to work in Canada (Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident/Landed Immigrant). Work Visas are not accepted;
  • Grade 12 completion or equivalent (i.e. GED);
  • 2 years or more work experience after high school;
  • Valid class 3 Driver’s Licence with Air Brake Endorsement;
  • Physically fit and psychologically suitable for the role of Firefighter;
  • NFPA 1001 Firefighter I & II Certification (IFSAC, Pro Board);
  • Current Emergency Medical Response (EMR) certification;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment;
  • Professional, courageous, forthright and works well under pressure;
  • Knowledge and ability to work effectively with computers, computer programs and software; and
  • Fluent in English (oral and written).


  • Past experience in any of the following: emergency services, structural firefighting, forest fire service, police, coast guard, EMS, military, healthcare, or search and rescue;
  • Fire fighter work experience program;
  • Post-Secondary education or trades certification;
  • History of volunteerism, community participation or team-oriented activities;
  • NFPA 1021 fire officer 1, NFPA 1041 fire service instructor 1; and
  • Technical rescue certifications.


  • Provide a 3 year Driver’s Abstract dated no more than 30 days prior to the application closing date;
  • Complete a criminal records check;
  • Provide proof of education and certifications;
  • Complete a psychological evaluation;
  • Complete a physical fitness evaluation;
  • Complete a practical fire evaluation (follows NFPA 1001 standard); and
  • Complete a Department ride along;

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources Department
City of Prince Rupert
424 – 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1L7

Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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