Firefighter Recruitment

The Diamond Valley Fire Department accepts applications during the months of September and October and has high recruitment standards. Firefighters must meet a number of requirements and enjoy many benefits from joining the team.

What does a firefighter do?

  • Responds to emergency incidents where citizens require assistance (fire, motor vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, rescues);
  • Interacts with the community to educate on fire safety;
  • Attends regular training.

Requirements for recruitment

  • A strong desire to learn and advance your experience and training including National Fire Protection Association courses that support the minimum standards for professional firefighters;
  • Adequate physical fitness level to perform all duties of the job
  • Residence within 7 km of the hall to ensure response times;
  • Commitment to the department which means attending training events and being available to respond to calls day or night;
  • 18 years of age or older;
  • Professionalism while representing the department while in uniform, in trucks and on scene.


  • Attend weekly training 
  • Attend weekend and evening training courses
  • Be available to attend calls
  • Work as a member of the team to ensure the hall, equipment and vehicles are kept in a ready state
  • Assist with public education (school tours and visits, food drive, presentations, community events.)

Benefits of joining the team

  • Opportunities to help people and the local community;
  • A supportive team atmosphere with excellent people and equipment;
  • Firefighter and medical training (NFPA 1001) at no cost 
  • Fun public engagement and fundraising events.

Applying to be a firefighter

Those considering applying to join the Diamond Valley Fire Department should contact Please note that the recruitment window is from September to end of October each year, with exceptions for those already trained and looking to transfer to our department.

Download the application package for more information: DVFR Application Package - v2023


  1. Ethan Gardner

    Lieutenant - Recruitment and Public Education