We’re hiring Paid On-Call Firefighters! 

Are you up to the challenge? Apply to become a Paid On-Call Firefighter in East Gwillimbury to protect what you love most. Learn more about the requirements below or attend the Information Night on June 5. Women and trans candidates have the option to instead attend the Information Night for Women and Trans Candidates Only on June 12. Both sessions run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the East Gwillimbury Operations Centre (19850 Woodbine Ave, Queensville).  

Register for the information session by emailing People and Belonging. 

Apply on our Careers page by July 5, 2024. 

Fire and Emergency Services

The top priority of Fire and Emergency Services is a safe community. Our firefighters promote safety through the three lines of defence: public education, fire prevention, and emergency response. Learn more about how to prevent fires and prepare for emergencies.

East Gwillimbury's fire service is comprised of Paid On-Call and Career Firefighters. Following the three lines of defence, these firefighters work alongside each other to provide a safe and resilient community.    

To learn more about how you can be a Paid On-Call Firefighter in our composite department, review the application requirements below.

What is a Paid On-Call Firefighter?

A Paid On-Call Firefighter carries a pager that alerts them when an emergency response has been dispatched and the fire department's assistance is required. The firefighters then commute in their personal vehicles to their designated station, gear up, and respond to the scene. Paid On-Call Firefighters get paid when responding to calls, attending training, and conducting public education. They perform the same duties as Full-Time Firefighters.

Why become a Paid On-Call Firefighter?

  • To uphold the three lines of defence against fire (public fire safety education, fire safety standards and enforcement and emergency response). 
  • To be involved in your community.
  • To become a member of a dedicated team.
  • To develop lifelong skills and experiences.
  • Receive National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) certified training.
  • Earn a supplemental income.

Application requirements

  •  Must reside and maintain primary residence within the boundaries of East Gwillimbury. Consideration may be given to those who reside within close proximity to one of the East Gwillimbury fire stations.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a Grade 12/High School Diploma.
  • Upon request by Fire and Emergency Services, a recent, clean Criminal Background Check (Vulnerable Sector Search) and clean Driver's Abstract must be provided.
  • Availability to respond in a timely fashion, including weekends and holidays.
  • Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Services (CTS) certificates for Stage One, Stage Two, Hearing and Vision assessments and Encapsulated Treadmill test, and the Swim Test. Testing certificates are a condition of employment and must be valid on the first day of employment.
Additional Information
  • Becoming a professional paid-on-call firefighter capable of delivering fire protection services requires a commitment lasting many years and offers lifelong rewards.
  • A paid-on-call firefighter will be expected to complete a part-time recruit training program and be committed to continuing life-long learning.
  • Paid on-call firefighters will attend scheduled community events and training programs and provide emergency response. 
  • Paid on-call firefighters are paid an hourly rate for attending community events, training, and emergency calls.
  • Paid on-call firefighters are provided with a pager, complete personal protective equipment and station wear.