May 21, 2024

Ever thought about becoming a firefighter? Now's your chance. Colwood Fire is currently accepting applications from men and women 19 years and older for Paid-on-Call firefighters.

Applicants don't need to be Colwood residents, however preference may be given to those who live the West Shore or within a reasonable distance radius.

Serve your community while gaining valuable skills and training

Those who receive a conditional offer will be invited to complete additional training over a 4-week orientation period and participate in three night shift ride-alongs. Once accepted, Colwood firefighters take part in regular training on each night shift and can access ongoing opportunities for professional development. 

How are Paid-on-Call officers compensated?

Paid on Call firefighters receive compensation when they attend a scheduled 12-hour night shift, an emergency call out, or in-person training outside of regular night shift training. They are provided opportunities for casual Firefighter employment, and may apply for internal Career Firefighter positions that may come up. 

About the Colwood Fire Department

Colwood’s Fire Department has been protecting Colwood residents since 1946, providing key public safety services including Emergency Fire Rescue Response, Fire Prevention/Education, Fire Safety Inspections, Firefighter Training, and Fleet Maintenance.

The City is well served by approximately 40 dedicated and experienced firefighters. All members are certified fire suppression and rescue professionals trained under the British Columbia firefighters program. The Fire Department .

Colwood Fire also works seamlessly with the Langford and View Royal Fire Departments through Mutual Aid and Auto Aid Agreements. This ensures that when someone in our community needs help, emergency responders are there for them. And as our communities grow with more people, taller buildings, and multiple calls become more frequent, the equipment and resources will be available among the departments to respond rapidly and appropriately.

Apply now

Learn more about Colwood's Paid-on-Call Firefighter program at or contact any Chief Officer at 250-478-8321 or email at

Ready to submit your cover letter and application? Apply now!

Media contact

Sandra Russell, Communications Manager

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