The Victoria Fire Department holds a recruitment competition every two to three years. This competition establishes a Firefighter Eligibility Pool. The number of firefighters hired from the pool may differ each year, as the number of vacancies depends on retirements and staff turnover.

Who Should Apply

The Victoria Fire Department looks for individuals who are:

  • community-minded
  • self-motivated
  • hardworking, team players
  • committed to continuous improvement and learning
  • strive for excellence in customer service
  • skilled professionals
  • trained to use the latest fire suppression technologies and rescue techniques

Candidates are encouraged to bring their unique strengths to the application process. Diversity strengthens the team and improves their ability to serve the community. The Victoria Fire Department is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified individuals are welcome to apply.

Victoria Fire Department firefighters are members of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 730.

2023 Recruitment

The most recent Firefighter Recruitment Competition closed in February 2023. Read more about the process and requirements in the 2023 Application Guide:

2023 Victoria Fire Department Firefighter Application Guide