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2017 Firefighter Recruitment
Applications are open NOW!: 2017 Firefighter Posting & Application
Application Deadline is Monday, August 13 to be considered for the 2017-2018 Fire Academy. Applications received after August 13 will be considered the following year.

Be sure to find out if you meet requirements here: BCFD Firefighter Candidate Requirements

2017 Recruitment Significant Dates:
Firefighter Recruitment Expo
  Come see what we're all about! Thursday, August 3, 6 to 10 p.m
• Becoming a Firefighter Information Meetings:
   Questions and Answers! Thursday, August 10, 9:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. 
Application Deadline: Monday, August 13
Written Exam: Thursday, August 24, 6:30 p.m.
Physical Ability Practice: Thursday, September 14, 6 p.m.
Physical Ability Testing: Saturday, September 16, 9 a.m.
Interviews: Wednesday, September 27, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Interviews: Thursday, September 28, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Interviews: Saturday, September 30, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (if needed)
Background Checks: Week of October 2
Conditional Offer of Employment 
  Made following successful passing of driving and criminal history checks
Medical Evaluation: Scheduled with conditional offer
Psychological Assessment: Scheduled following successful medical evaluation
Confirmation of Employment by Friday, November 3

Please note: All dates and times subject to change

Written Test Information
The written exam is a multiple-choice test designed to assess whether or not a candidate has the most basic abilities necessary to learn and perform the duties of a firefighter, including rescue operations, responding to alarms, providing first aid, entering fire structures, maintaining equipment, hose operations, attending training and ladder operations. There is no firefighter knowledge or experience necessary, as the test is assessing the ability to learn the subject, not a candidates knowledge of the subject. This is a proctored test sourced from International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA). More here:

Physical Ability Test Information

This is a physical test that confirms the candidates ability to complete firefighter standard job requirements, such as hoisting ladders, pulling fire hose, dragging a training manikin, and the handling of other physical or mechanical issues.

The full description of the physical ability test is available here: Firefighter Physical Ability Test Information 

Post-Hire Information
What happens after I'm hired? The following represents the tentative Fire Academy and formal firefighter training schedule you will experience after successfully passing all requirements and a position is confirmed:

• Fire Academy Recruit Welcome Meeting, Saturday, November 11, 2017 
• Fire Academy Recruit General Orientation, November, 2017 through January, 2018
• Formal Firefighter Schools, January through June, 2018
• Fire Academy Ongoing, June, 2018 to May, 2019
• Probationary Period, November, 2017 to May, 2019
• Regular Firefighter Status: Anticipated by June 2019 (18 Months Total Time)

Note: Typically formal classes are held two nights a week and an occasional Saturday. Fire Academy training is periodic and may also include weeknights or weekends. Individual orientation is scheduled case by case with a Field Training Officer.

Want to Learn More?
Contact Captain Chris Kummer,