Fire Department
Recruitment and Training


The Castlegar Fire Department recruits new volunteer firefighters as vacancies arise within the Department.

Application Forms may be picked up at the Fire Hall, 2151 6th Avenue or downloaded here and submitted to the Fire Department.

Fire Department Employment Application

Applications will be accepted at any time and when a vacancy arises applicants will be contacted and an interview will be arranged.

Requirements for firefighter applicants are as follows:

  • Must be at least 19 years of age;
  • Must be a resident of Castlegar, or work within the City limits;
  • Must have no pre-existing health problems which would significantly impair your ability to perform firefighter duties or put yourself or other firefighters at risk;
  • Must have a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's Licence;
  • Must consent to the Fire Department requesting a copy of your Driver's Licence abstract from the Motor Vehicle Office;
  • Must consent to a Criminal Records Check.

For more information on recruitment requirements and procedures please contact the Fire Department at (250)365-3266.


The Castlegar Fire Department trains every Monday evening from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and all firefighters are expected to attend these training sessions.

All firefighters train to the B.C. Firefighters Training Standards. More information regarding these Standards can be obtained from the Office of the Fire Commissioner.

Firefighters involved in the Aircraft/Rescue Section receive additional training to Transport Canada Firefighter Standards.

Firefighters involved in the Fire Responder Section are licensed by the Emergency Health Services Commission and train to the B.C. Ambulance Service Standards.

For additional information on training or training standards please contact the Fire Department at (250) 365-3266.