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Contacts

Fire and Ambulance
Emergency
P. (867) 873-2222


 The Yellowknife Fire Division is comprised of career and paid-on-call (POC) firefighters.  Together,  our firefighters provide Yellowknife and the surrounding area with fire 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.

Please refer to the chart below to review the minimum requirements for both paid-on-call and career firefighters for the Yellowknife Fire Division: 

What do you need to be a Firefighter?

POC

Career

  • You need to be over 18 years of age
  • Physically fit with the ability to pass the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
  • A current criminal record check
  • A clean drivers abstract
  • A strong desire to help the community 
  • If interested, please review the Application Form to become a POC firefighter

 

  • 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 Territorial Class 3 Drivers Licence 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 
  • For career opportunities, please visit our Human Resources Job Listings page

A renewed initative for the Fire Division is the POC Fire & Life Safety Educator program.  This program provides fire safety  education to Yellowknife students in Grade's 4 to 8.  POC Educators will be responsible for attending monthly communications meetings and facilitating educational presentations.  For more information, please review the POC  Fire & Life Safety Educators brochure, or contact the  Deputy Fire Chief of Life Safety & Prevention.  

What do you need to be a POC Fire & Life Safety Educator?

POC Fire & Life Safety Educator

  • You need to be over 18 years of age
  • A current criminal record check
  • A clean drivers abstract
  • A strong desire to help your community
  • Availability during the school week
  • If interested, please review the Application Form to become a POC Fire & Life Safety Educator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Administrator - (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