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Coquitlam Fire & Rescue

Auxiliary Firefighters

Our Fire and Rescue Services Department includes a group of auxiliary firefighters whose duties are to supplement the services offered by the full time career firefighters. Auxiliary firefighters are not responsible for the full range of duties of the career firefighters so the requirements and recruitment for auxiliary firefighters differ from those of the full time career firefighters.

If you would like more information on Auxiliary Firefighting requirements please contact:

Human Resources Division
City of Coquitlam
3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C.  
Fax:  604-927-3075

Qualifications Required

Required Qualifications


  • High School graduation
  • Canadian citizenship status or landed immigrant status
  • Valid first aid certifications (WCB Occupational First Aid Level-1 or First Responders – Level 1 or equivalent
  • Driving record that demonstrates responsible and safe driving behaviour
  • No conviction for a criminal offence related to the job duties of a firefighter
  • Close living proximity to our fire stations (not more than 10 minutes driving distance from a fire station)
  • Must be available for weekly fire practices (Thursday evenings and the occasional Saturday or Sunday)
  • Class 5 drivers license with air brake endorsement


Preferred Qualifications

  • The ability to leave work to attend a fire / rescue related emergency during the day, weekends and/or evenings on an as needed basis
  • Fire related education / training, such as NFPA 1001 Level 1 and 2 courses 
  • Class 3 drivers license with air brake endorsement