Please see below the media released issued by the City of Burlington.
Burlington, Ont.— April 15, 2019 — The City of Burlington Fire Department will be accepting volunteer applications online from the public from April 15-May 3.
All applicants must:
- be 18 years of age or older;
- be legally entitled to work in Canada;
- pass a health and medical evaluation, and fitness assessment; and
- have a permanent residence within six minutes travel time to Station No. 5 at 2241 Kilbride St. or reside in Burlington within 20 minutes of Station No. 1 at 1255 Fairview St.
The application period opened yesterday (Monday, April 15) and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019.
“We are looking for people who want to join the Burlington Fire Department. Applicants should be passionate about public safety and be interested in a challenging opportunity to serve Burlington as a volunteer firefighter. Being a volunteer firefighter is no ordinary job; the work is varied and challenging, but also highly-rewarding.” — Deputy Burlington Fire Chief Karen Roche
The Burlington Fire Department consists of both professional and volunteer firefighters. New recruits will be assigned to Fire Headquarters, Station No. 1 or Fire Station No. 5, based on where the applicant lives. The Kilbride station covers the rural areas of Burlington, mostly north of No. 2 Sideroad.