Become a Part-Time Firefighter

Being a part-time firefighter is both challenging and rewarding. The part-time firefighter is an integral part of the Milton Fire Department.


 Minimum qualifications for part-time firefighter are:
  • Canadian citizen or legal entitlement to work in Canada as a firefighter
  • Applicants must be a resident of Milton to apply to the Milton Fire Department
  • High school graduation diploma (OSSD) or academic equivalent is required
  • Ability to understand and communicate clearly in English under stressful conditions
  • Valid Ontario class G driver's license. Applicants must have a driving record that demonstrates responsible and safe driving habits. A recent drivers abstract dated within 30 days will be required for those selected for an interview.Persons with 4 or more demerit points need not apply
  • In accordance with the Corporate Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires to submit a Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening with no convictions upon employment.

Recommended qualifications for part-time firefighter are:

  • Applicants must be a resident of Milton to apply and work for the Milton Fire Department
  • Valid CPR and First Aid certificates
  • Valid Ontario class D driver's license with Z air brake endorsement. (Must obtain DZ license within one (1) year of date of hire at own expense.
  • Be capable of handling intense and sustained physical activity

Recruit Process 

The recruit process consists of the following steps:






Orientation Session

The purpose of the information session is to provide an overview of the Fire Service; explain the application process; outline recruit training; job performance expectations and provide the applicant with an opportunity to ask questions.



Submit your application.  A review of applications will be conducted and selected applicants will have the opportunity to advance to Step 3 of the selection process.


Aptitude Screening

Selected candidates will be invited to complete the Cooperative Personnel Services (CPS) Firefighter Entry- Aptitude Screen Test.



Candidates for interviews will be selected. The Department thanks all those who apply, but advises that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Occupational Physical Assessment/Acrophobia Test

Applicants who advance from the interview stage must provide a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) dated within one year of the application closing date.  Applicants must also complete an acrophobia test assessing fear of heights and manual dexterity.



Those considered to be suitable candidates will be required to submit all supporting and required documentation.



 Those candidates who are successful in the first six (6) steps will be offered positions as probationary part-time firefighters and embark on a one year training program, with an offer of employment.


Recruit Training Program

The Recruit Training Program, which takes approximately one year to complete, begins with orientation subjects such as health and safety, incident command and professionalism.