We are first on scene at residential and commercial structure fires, motor vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, and hazardous materials incidents. We believe the best course of action is to prevent emergencies from happening, which is why you'll find us working with the community to promote home and personal fire safety.

Together with fellow skilled professionals, a career as a Brantford firefighter puts you on the front line of emergency response, providing fire protection services to citizens, while keeping our community and neighbourhoods safe.

As firefighters, we also, complete training activities, conduct pre-planning activities, post-fire inspection and clean up, and maintain life saving equipment. 

We offer a fast-paced, team environment, attractive compensation package, career growth and security, educational opportunities, the opportunity to protect and better the community while enjoying a work-life balance.


“With the extensive training I have received I have the ability to help those in moments of crisis. It’s very rewarding.” – Captain Vincze

“This job is challenging, pushes your limits and requires you to think outside the box.” – Firefighter Betlejemski

“It is rewarding that I can help prevent fires in my community through both enforcement and by educating members of the community on fire safety.” – Fire Prevention Officer (FPO) Oxford


  • 18 years of age or older
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Grade 12 (OSSD, transcript or GED)
  • NFPA 1001 Fire Fighters I and II from a recognized institution
  • Current First Responder or Emergency Medical Responder with valid “D” class driver’s license with “Z” endorsement
  • Clean driver’s abstract
  • Ability to swim, work within confined spaces and high places
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, including holidays, weekends and weeknights
  • Commitment to career-long learning
 Fire Prevention Officer
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Grade 12 (OSSD, transcript or GED)
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s license in good standing
  • Knowledge of building construction, fire alarm systems, as well as the ability to interpret construction plans
  • Knowledge of regulating by-laws, building codes and fire codes
  • Experience involving fire behaviour, cause determination and fire suppression
  • Commitment to career-long learning
  • Conflict resolution skills

Please visit the City of Brantford's Job Opportunities page to view any current opportunities with the Brantford Fire Department.

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