Why become a Volunteer Firefighter:

  • You're interested in public safety
  • To join a great team
  • To develop skills and experiences
  • To build your resume
  • To be involved in your community
  • Because it's rewarding

To join our team, a person must have the instinct to help others during difficult times, possess the ability to react and adapt quickly under stressful situations and have personal values that complement our department values: Accountability, Compassion, Duty, Integrity, Proficiency, Relationships and Valor.

Are you eligible?

To become a volunteer firefighter, you must:

  • Live or work within Scugog and be able to provide an effective turnout to a Fire Station
  • Have a valid Ontario Driver's Licence, G level or higher.  Preference may be given to those with a DZ licence.
  • Have a good driving record and prepared to show a statement of your driving record
  • Have a Grade 12 Diploma (or education equivalent)
  • Understand and be able to communicate clearly in English (oral and written)
  • Be in good health
  • Be capable of handling intense sustained physical effort

Recruit Selection Process:

Phase 1: Application/resume submission

Phase 2: Information sharing

Phase 3: Interview - Criminal Reference Check and Driver's Abstract required

Phase 4: Job Specific Physical Appraisal

Phase 5: Aptitude, medical and clinical assessment

Phase 6: Selection

Recruit training

After completing the application process, recruits enter into our training program.  A training schedule will be developed for recruits in combination with attendance at regularly scheduled training of firefighters.

Current recruitment status

Resumes may be submitted to fire@scugog.ca year round and will be reviewed when we are actively recruiting.