Join the Banff Fire Department

Join the Fire DepartmentFrom time to time, the Banff Fire Department recruits on-call paid firefighters to join the team. Firefighter duties include responding to emergencies such as:

  • Fires
  • Medical assistance
  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • Rescue operations

Minimum Application Requirements

  • Must have lived and worked in Banff for at least full one year
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Grade 12 (or equivalent)
  • Class 5 License with abstract
  • Pass a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) criminal background check
  • Current employer must sign a letter of agreement stating that you can respond to emergencies during business hours

Applicants are also required to pass rigorous physical, and on-going training. Firefighters are expected to work some weekends. Helpful skills include first aid, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), oxygen therapy and Advanced External Defibrillator (AED) training; experience in the building trades as a plumber, electrician, etc.; and proven ability to work well under pressure and in a team environment.

Applications and resumes are only accepted during recruitment periods. Subscribe to the town's Careers Opportunities to receive a notification when the fire department begins a recruitment campaign.