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Fire Rescue 

Welcome to the City of Thunder Bay’s firefighter recruitment and selection process. This page provides an outline of the recruitment and selection process as well as an outline of the duties and responsibilities for the position of firefighter. Please read all information carefully. Failure to follow the directions or meet the deadlines at any of the stages of the recruitment and selection procedures may result in the disqualification of your application for employment.


The City of Thunder Bay adheres to the Human Rights Code in the selection process. The Thunder Bay Fire Rescue is an equal opportunity employer, and those seeking employment are expected to be non-discriminatory in their attitudes and actions when dealing with colleagues and the public.

All inquiries regarding the procedure should be made to the Thunder Bay Fire Rescue. I wish you success in your endeavor to become a firefighter for the City of Thunder Bay.

Sincerely, Fire Chief  

Fight Fires, Save Lives
The Thunder Bay Fire Rescue is continually working on building a diverse, innovative, nationally recognized Fire Rescue Service committed to ongoing quality service to the community it serves.


"To Save Life, Property and Environment by Providing Fire Protection, Rescue, Public Education and Medical Assistance to Our Community” 



To Continue Our Commitment to Excellence and Provide a Dynamic Emergency Service, Respected and Valued by Our Customers. (Community)



Men and women who can meet and maintain the following minimum requirements are encouraged to apply for a position as a City of Thunder Bay Firefighter. Requirements


The recruitment and selection process consists of six stages:

  1. Written Aptitude Test 
  2. Health and Medical Fitness Evaluation Assessment 
  3. Job Related Physical Fitness Test 
  4. Resume/Application Review (Shortlisting of Applicants)
  5. Interview 
  6. Reference Checks


The emergency response role involves the control and extinguishment of fire, salvage and rescue work and many other duties, under the immediate supervision of a superior officer. The fire station role involves duties relating to maintenance of station, vehicles and equipment, as well as training and preparedness to respond quickly to any emergency.

View the Major Duties.  


Firefighter's salaries are a scaled range based on experience, starting from a Figherfighter 4th Class up to a Firefighter 1st Class. Benefits are also available. more

downloaD The Complete Firefighter Career Guide and Job Description


Career Guide - 2015    Adobe PDF, 11 pages, 192 KB
Firefighter Job Description     Adobe PDF, 1 page, 64 KB



If you have any questions, please call Fire Administration at 807-625-2103 or Division Chief Bill Johnson at 807-625-2479,, or the Corporation's Staffing & Development Specialist at 807-625-3298.  

City of Thunder Bay 
Fire Rescue Service

Address: 330 Vickers Street North 
Thunder Bay ON P7C 4B2
Fire Admininstration Tel: (807) 625-2103
Division Chief of Training: Bill Johnson
Tel: (807) 625-2479