Fire department looking for volunteers: applications close May 3rd.

News 100 redBy Staff

April 16th, 2019



A lot of the members of the Burlington Fire Department got their start as volunteers.

The department is accepting volunteer applications online from the public from April 15 to May 3, 2019.

Fire pumpet - boots at door

Pump trucks – ready to roll in an instant.

All applicants must:

• be 18 years of age or older
• be legally entitled to work in Canada
• pass a health and medical evaluation, and fitness assessment
• have a permanent residence within six minutes travel time to Station No. 5 at 2241 Kilbride St. or reside in Burlington within 20 minutes of Station No. 1 at 1255 Fairview St.

For more information and the online application form, please visit and

The application period opened April 15 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 3, 2019.

The Burlington Fire Department consists of both professional and volunteer firefighters. New recruits will be assigned to Fire Headquarters, Station No. 1 or Fire Station No. 5, based on where the applicant lives. The Kilbride station covers the rural areas of Burlington, mostly north of No. 2 Sideroad.


Fire fighters with hoses

Fire fighters being trained how to use hoses when extinguishing a car on fire.

Deputy Fire Chief Karen Roche, who you will get to know very well if you are accepted as a volunteer, explains what they are looking for:

“We are looking for people who want to join the Burlington Fire Department. Applicants should be passionate about public safety and be interested in a challenging opportunity to serve Burlington as a volunteer firefighter. Being a volunteer firefighter is no ordinary job; the work is varied and challenging but also highly rewarding.”

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