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Firefighter Position

 As a firefighter with the Town of Yarmouth, you will be required to perform a wide range of important tasks including: rescue of victims, administer first aid, firefighting activities, station and apparatus inspection and maintenance, apparatus and equipment operation, training sessions, and continuing education. 

As the successful candidate, you will have completed Level 1 firefighter certification (Example – NFPA 1001).  You also must possess an air brake endorsement and hold a valid Class 3 drivers license (or obtain a Class 3 within the 12 month probationary period).  The role of firefighter requires you to be medically and physically fit, with the ability to climb and descend ladders under adverse conditions, carrying rescued persons if necessary.  You must be able to drive and operate highly specialized vehicles under emergency conditions and be capable of working in extremes of heat and cold.  Completion of a pump operator course is required and previous firefighting experience will be considered an asset. 

A grade 12 completion or equivalent (GED) is required and you should include a copy of this certificate when applying.  As a condition of employment, you must complete a satisfactory medical examination prior to commencing in the position.  Salary and benefits will be in accordance with the current agreement between the Town of Yarmouth and Local 2094 of the Yarmouth Firefighters Association. 

If chosen for the position, you must be bondable and will be required to undergo a criminal records check as well as provide a vulnerable sector check. 

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please forward your resume to: 

Town of Yarmouth 
Human Resources
400 Main St.
Yarmouth NS  B5A 1G2

or by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application review will begin April 3rd, 2019.  We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Town of Yarmouth

 This is an exciting time for the Town of Yarmouth. By working together, we can meet today’s challenges and build a better future.”

Pam Mood


Town of Yarmouth
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

  (902) 742-2521
  (902) 742-6244

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