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Join Our Team


 The Yellowknife Fire Division is a career department providing Yellowknife and the surrounding area with fire, ambulance, and emergency response services, including specialized services in automobile extrication, confined space, as well as water and ice rescue.

Our commitment to you, should you be interested in joining our team, will be to provide you with exceptional training opportunities, educational enhancements and a challenging and rewarding experience as a firefighter in a unique northern environment.

The minimum requirements for a career with the Yellowknife Fire Division are:

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Level 2
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Primary Care Paramedic (PCP)
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level C
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Adult
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Pediatric
  • Northwest Territories Class 3 Driver's License with Air Brake Endorsement
  • Physically fit with the ability to pass the "Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
  • The ability to positively interact with team members and the community we serve




Firefighters putting out a fire


Fire and Ambulance
P. (867) 873-2222

Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Manager - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699