Scugog Firefighters are community leaders in fire safety and emergency preparedness.

Why become a Volunteer Firefighter:

  • To be involved in your community.
  • To become a member of a dedicated team.
  • To develop lifelong skills and experiences.

  • To uphold the three lines of defence against fire (public fire safety education, fire safety standards and enforcement and emergency response). 

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.

Recruitment Selection Process:

Phase 1: Attend the Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Information Session

Phase 2: Application/resume submission

Phase 3: Selected candidates will be asked to provide proof of immunization record, driver's abstract and criminal record check

Phase 4: Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview

Phase 5: Job Specific Physical Appraisal

Phase 6: Aptitude, medical and clinical assessment

Phase 7: Selection and conditional job offers

Phase 8: Comprehensive recruitment training period 

Are you eligible?

 Minimum Qualifications Include:
  • 18 years of age or older and legally entitled to work in Canada. 
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12) or academic equivalent. 
  • No convictions under the Canadian Criminal Code for which a pardon has not been granted. 
  • Availability to respond in a timely fashion, including weekends and holidays. 
  • Valid DZ driver’s license within 12 months of hire date, and satisfactory driver’s abstract dated within three months of the application date. 
  • Ability to perform the duties of a firefighter, both physically and mentally, with the utmost regard for both personal and public safety. 
  • Ability to understand and communicate clearly in English – both oral and written. 
  • Prescribed 20/30 uncorrected vision in each eye without corrective lenses, as well as colour vision and unaided hearing. 
  • Willing to participate in community fire & life safety education events. 
  • Full vaccinations for all of the following: MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Polio, Diphtheria, Hepatitis B, Tetanus and COVID-19. 
 Complimentary Qualifications
  • Graduate of a Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Program from an accredited community college or an equivalent approved learning institute, with valid certifications in NFPA 1001 Firefighter I and II. 
  • Standard First Aid and CPR level HCP (Health Care Provider).
  • Shift workers with the ability to attend calls at various hours. 
  • Post-secondary education.
  • Specialized skills and trade certifications. 
  • Work experience including previous firefighting or emergency service experience. 
  • Fluency in a second language (including sign language). 
Additional Information
  • Becoming a trained Volunteer Firefighter, capable of delivering fire protection services requires a commitment lasting many years and offers lifelong rewards.
  • A Volunteer Firefighter will be expected to successfully complete a 12 month probationary period and should be committed to a program of continuous learning.
  • Volunteer Firefighters will attend scheduled training programs, community events, provide an emergency response, and fulfill assigned weekend stand-by commitments. 
  • Volunteer Firefighters are paid an hourly rate for attendance at approved events.
  • Volunteer Firefighters are provided with a pager, full personal protective equipment, station wear and the option to receive VFIS Insurance. 
About the Department

Scugog Fire and Emergency Services is a composite department with Career Staff and Volunteer Firefighters providing fire protection services out of 2 fire stations. 

Station 61 - Port Perry

  • 30 Crandell Street, Port Perry
Station 62 - Caesarea
  • 3550 Regional Road 57, Caesarea 

Fire Prevention and Public Education activities led by the Department's Fire Prevention Officer, deliver programs and enforcement as we strive for a fire safe and resilient community. 

Training and Professional Development, led by the Department's Training Officer, deliver programs through mandatory participation to achieve and maintain local and Provincial training requirements. 

The Department's team of Emergency Responders exercise diverse skill sets during community emergencies that include; fire suppression, community hazards, medical emergencies and rescues both on land and water. 


 The Department is not currently recruiting for Volunteer Firefighters. Interested applicants are encouraged to monitor the website for future updates. 

If you have general inquiries about becoming a Volunteer Firefighter, please email

Scugog Fire Recruit