Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualifications required at the time of your application:

All Applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be Eligible for employment in Canada by meeting one of the following criteria:
    • Be a Canadian citizen;
    • A holder of a permanent resident card;
    • A landed immigrant; or,
    • Otherwise legally entitled to work in Canada (i.e., holder of a work visa).
  • Must hold a valid Driver's License
    • Probationary or Graduated Driver’s License (Class 7) is acceptable with the understanding that you will attain a Class 5 License within 24 months being assigned to a hall.
    • To be considered valid, a Driver’s License must have less than 7 demerits/points in any one year, a total of no more than 9 points in the past 5 years, no suspensions under section 215 of the motor Vehicle Act, no convictions under 320.14 of the Criminal Code of Canada, and no present suspensions or charges pending.
  • A favourable Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check. 
  • Must reside within Maple Ridge boundaries by the end of recruit training.
Applicants with an NFPA 1001 Certification:

  • Successfully completed NFPA 1001 (including NFPA 472 Haz Mat Ops) course within the last 3 years, or have an older certification and currently a member of a volunteer or POC department.
  • Have a current CPAT (dated within 1 year of application closing date).
  • Have a current NFPA 1582 Fire Fighter Medical.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A resident of Maple Ridge at the time of application.
  • Advanced First Aid Training.
  • Previous fire fighting or other related work.
  • Class 1 & 3 Driver's License or air brake endorsement.
  • NFPA 1002 certification (if applicable).
  • Bronze Medallion or equivalent.
  • Post Secondary Academic Diploma.
  • Technical, trades or equivalent level certification.
  • Other related Fire Department training.