Yorkton Fire Rescue Services provides firefighting protection for the lives and property of citizens of the City of Yorkton. Firefighters respond to all calls for service, provide firefighting, rescue, emergency medical intervention (including defibrillation), vehicle extrication, shore-based water rescue and confined space entry rescue.

The job of a firefighter

A firefighting career can be very rewarding and is a vital part of our community. We strive to never stop, never give up and always rise to the occasion. Every life matters. That's the mentality we look for in a new recruit.

Being a firefighter requires a large amount of time for both training and responding to emergency incidents. Yours, your fellow firefighters, and the public you serve's safety depends on the skills you will learn and more importantly maintain and improve. Firefighters are on call 365 days a year (including holidays), 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Firefighter recruitment

The National Fire Protection Association (FFPA) 1001 Standards for Professional Qualifications for Firefighter level one outlines the skills that a firefighter will achieve during recruit training.

In order to be a firefighter, you must have your level one and two NFPA 1001 I.F.S.A.C. Fire Fighter certification, with preference given to those who have graduated from a recognized Fire College or have equivalent IFSAC/NFPA certification.

Recruitment process

Our recruitment package is a detailed breakdown of what is expected and required to successfully qualify.

Recruitment Package

Step one: application

Resumes must be submitted through the city job portal site to be considered.

There will be a review of all applications submitted and only those moving on will be contacted.

Step two: aptitude testing

Selected applicants will write a practical exam. This exam will put prior learning to the test and let us know the extent of the applicants understanding in the field.

Step three: physical fitness testing

Applicants will be put through an extensive physical fitness test. This test will highlight the applicant's physical strengths and abilities needed for firefighting.

The test is administered at the Fire Hall and the applicants will face a variety of skill testing stations.

Step four: panel interview

Applicants who have successfully passed the aptitude and physical fitness test will be invited back for a face-to-face interview. A series of interview questions will be asked to gauge the applicant's skills, character and prior learning.

Step five: background checks

Applicants will need to provide the following:

  • References
  • Satisfactory criminal record check with vulnerable sector
  • Satisfactory driver's abstract

Job openings

All job opportunities with the City of Yorkton are posted through our Careers page.

Current Job Opportunities