Firefighter Recruitment

The Role of a Volunteer Firefighter

Firefighting is one of the most diverse challenging professions known today. We are not only dealing with fires, but a wide variety of emergency responses, from medical emergencies, hazardous material spills to Motor Vehicle Collisions. Our business is not only physically demanding but also mentally. Some of the situations we attend to are not for everyone. Dealing with the emotions of death and dying, heart attacks, entrapment, to list a few can be extremely challenging to firefighters. You need to ask yourself; how do I think I would deal with one of these situations listed above? We are all a “Family” we work together, we train together, and we socialize on occasion together. Our family is just not restricted to the team, but the families of the team too. Other responsibilities of the Fire Services are fire prevention and public education. We take pride in ensuring the residents of Thames Centre feel safe when our services are needed.

Skills and Qualifications

• A firefighter must be committed to continuous training in fire suppression, prevention, and emergency procedures
• Must hold a valid drivers license and capable of responding to an emergency
• Must be able to attend a minimum yearly requirement of Tuesday night training’s
• Must be a Resident of Thames Centre

Other Desirable Skills:
• Agility and strength to do prolonged work under adverse conditions
• Must maintain a reasonable level of Health and Fitness
• Mechanical aptitude
• Conscientious dependable and co-operative
• First Responder or equivalent
• Previous experience
• Demonstrated commitment


Any recruitment opportunities with the Municipality of Thames Centre will be posted in Employment Opportunities