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Recruitment Process

  • Step 1: Open House

    Interested candidates will be invited to the Fire Department’s Open House and will be informed about the requirements to become a Volunteer Firefighter.

  • Step 2: Application Package

    Please submit these documents to the City of Kenora’s Human Resources Department;

    • A resume, cover letter, and a City application package
    • A curent driver’s abstract from the Ministry of Transportation

    We thank all applicants for applying, but only those who are short-listed will be contacted.


    City of Kenora
    1 Main Street South
    Kenora, Ontario P9N 3X2
    Fax: 807-467-2150
    All information is confidential to the City of Kenora and is not shared.

    Please be advised only those that submit full documentation will be considered for an interview.
    Please be sure to read the application carefully and fill in all boxes.

    While the City of Kenora only hires Volunteer Fire Fighters in the Spring and occasionally in the Fall, we accept resumes, cover letters and City application packages all year round.  If you have applied for this position and there are no vacancies, you will receive a letter stating you are on the roster for the next hiring blitz.  We encourage you to look at other volunteer opportunities.

  • Step 3: Agility Assessment

    Short-listed candidates will be required to undergo a mandatory agility assessment components. Candidates will have to provide proof of having a medical exam within the last year prior to participate in the agility assessment.

  • Step 4: Interview

    Candidates who successfully completed the agility assessment will then be required to attend an interview.

  • Step 5: Additional Requirements

    Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment will then be required to provide a satisfactory medical report from your family physician, and a clean Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search, at your cost.

You must be able to attend the Firefighter Recruit Training Program — the dates of which will be communicated to you.

To receive compensation volunteers must have an attendance rate of at least 60% of practices and fires. Practices are usually held every two week, during the evening.

Fire Station Headquarters

100 14th Street North, P9N 4M9
Business Calls: 807-467-2090
One is the only station that is staffed by career firefighting personnel twenty-four hours per day, three hundred and sixty-five days per year.