Being a part-time firefighter is both rewarding and challenging. As a part-time firefighter, you will be an integral part of the Milton Fire Department. Learn about our current postings and recruitment process.

Current postings

Qualifications

To become a part-time firefighter, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have legal entitlement to work in Canada
  • Be a resident of Milton to apply
  • Have a high school graduation diploma (OSSD) or academic equivalent
  • Be able to understand and communicate in English under stress
  • Have an Ontario class G driver’s licence and a good driving record (provide a recent drivers abstract within 30 days)
  • Submit a Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening

We also recommend that you:

  • Have a CPR and First Aid certificate
  • Have an Ontario class D driver’s licence with Z air brake endorsement
  • Are capable of handling intense and sustained physical activity

Recruitment process

Review our Part-Time Firefighter Recruitment Process Guide for more details on how to become a part-time firefighter in Milton. You will need to:

  • Attend an orientation session
  • Submit an application
  • Take aptitude screening
  • Attend an interview
  • Pass an occupational physical assessment and acrophobia test
  • Submit supporting documentation

Once you’ve completed all steps, you will be offered a position on a probationary basis. You must then complete the one-year training program.

Duties

Every day, firefighters are called to serve the public and protect citizens in a time of crisis. This process involves:

  • Preventing, combating and extinguishing fires
  • Answering emergency calls
  • Operating and maintaining fire equipment, apparatus and quarters

These duties require extensive training in firefighting, technical rescue, hazardous materials and emergency medical care. You will need to operate apparatus and perform dangerous assignments in emergency conditions.