Are you interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter with the Township of Severn? Firefighting is one of the most diverse and challenging professions known today. It is this diversity that inspires most individuals to enter the service, both as volunteers and career Firefighters. This diversity combined with that your skills may be needed at any time of day, seven days a week, in any kind of weather, and very often under potentially stressful and emotional circumstances, makes your contribution to the profession very personally rewarding.

If you feel you have what it takes to meet the challenges of our business, we welcome you to apply

How to apply

Please submit your application to Human Resources by the deadline of December 1, 2023. We thank all applicants that apply but we'll only contact you if you're selected for an interview.  

Minimum qualifications

To become a volunteer firefighter, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • be capable of handling intense and sustained physical effort to complete a variety of tasks
  • be able to speak and read in English
  • be willing to participate in and successfully complete all assigned examinations and tests (i.e., written, oral and physical agility tests)
  • acquire a class D (Z) driver's licence, at your expense, within six months of successfully completing our recruitment course

For a detailed description of how to succeed as a Volunteer Firefighter visit our Job Postings page. 

Required documents

You will be required to submit the following documents with your application:

What you will receive as a Volunteer Firefighter

In addition to joining a team of committed professionals we will give you:

  • $1,000 upon successful completion of the 100-hour Recruit Course
  • reimbursement of the medical cost for your application upon successful completion of the 100-hour Recruit Course
  • ongoing training and yearly honorarium

Recruitment process

Important dates
December 1, 2023 Application closing/deadline
January 15, 2024 Agility Testing (tentative)
February 5 to 9, 2024 Interviews (tentative)