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2017/2018 Surrey Fire Service Career Hiring Process

The 2017/2018 Career Firefighter Hiring Process opens August 28, 2017. We accept electronic applications from qualified applicants. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 pm on September 11, 2017. No applications will be accepted after this time and date. Please note, we are expecing to run two separate processes for this hiring cycle.

  1. Electronic applications accepted from August 28 until 4:30 pm on September 11, 2017
  2. Psychometric screening to take place on September 25 – 29 and October 16 - 20, 2017
  3. Physical Fitness Testing to take place October 21, 22, 28, 29 and November 18, 19, 25, 16
  4. Skills Refresher Course and Driver Abstracts  November 4, 5 and December 2, 3
  5. Ride-Alongs will take place between November 10 - December 9 and January 9 - February 7
  6. Interviews will take place between November 27 – December 15, January 2 – 19, January 22 – March 2
  7. References/Police Information Check to take place February and March 2018
  8. Conditional offers of employment and Medical assessment/First responder suitability assessment to be completed in February/March 2018
  9. Offers of employment completed in April 2018
  10. Gear fitting, uniform fitting and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) fit testing to take place in April 2018
  11. Employment commences May 5, 2018

All of the dates provided are subject to change. This timeline is meant to provide applicants with a rough guideline to the process. Only candidates who are successful in each stage of the process will advance through the entire process.

Firefighter Application Manual

You must download and carefully read the current Firefighter Application Manual before you submit your application.

The manual provides a step-by-step guide through the hiring process and will help you avoid mistakes that may affect your application.

Good luck!