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Firefighter Recruitment

Applicants for the 2021 Barrie Fire and Emergency Services 5th Class Firefighter recruit that will be moving forward in the competition have been contacted.

​Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions​ ​for more information on the City of Barrie’s Firefighter recruitment process.

​Updates on the status of the recruitment process will ​continue to be provided on this webpage. Please refer to the status of the recruit above before inquiring about your application. Any other questions or inquiries are to be forwarded electronically to Due to the high number of applicants, we ask that you do not phone the Human Resources Department or Barrie Fire and Emergency Service Department regarding the status of your application.
Why Join Barrie Fire and Emergency Service?​

Barrie is one of Canada's most vibrant and progressive communities, a mid-size city that blends the vitality of the southern Ontario economy and the lifestyle of the most coveted cottage country in the Province. As the largest urban centre in Central Ontario, Barrie is poised for significant growth, with a population of 145,000 today that is anticipated to rise to 253,000 by 2041.

Working within the Barrie Fire and Emergency Service department, you will be part of a dynamic team responsible for protecting the lives, well-being and property of the people of ​Barrie through dedication to life safety, commitment to community service and the preservation of the environment.​

Located at one of the City's five fire stations, you will be responsible for responding to fires, fire alarms, technical rescues, hazardous material incidents, medical emergencies, marine incidents and other emergencies. As a frontline member of Barrie Fire and Emergency Service, you will play an integral role delivering fire protection services through public education, fire safety standards and enforcement, and emergency response.  

If you are interested in pursuing a career as a Firefighter with the City of Barrie here are some of the basic requirements for this position for you to consider:
  • ​Minimum of 18 years of age or older at the time of application
  • Legally entitled to work for any employer in Canada
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter Level I and II certified from an accredited program from a recognized institution, accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or the Pro Board
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 Hazardous Materials Awareness certified from an accredited program from a recognized institution, accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or the Pro Board, or equivalent
  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level HCP Certificates
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Valid Ontario Class "D" Driver's Licence with a "Z" endorsement and a clean driver's abstract
  • Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Services Certificate

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