Becoming a firefighter is one of the most challenging, fast-paced and rewarding professions available. The Town of Ajax takes pride in the recruitment and ongoing training of all of our current and future firefighters.

Career Opportunities

For more information on career opportunities with us, view the Town's current career opportunities.

Firefighter Training

All of our firefighters must successfully complete an in-depth training program before being assigned to a platoon. Once assigned, every firefighter is expected to continue meeting training requirements for the duration of their career.

Our firefighter training includes (but is not limited to) the following topics;

  • full Emergency Medical Responder program
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus fit testing and training
  • driver training
  • aerial operations
  • pumper operations
  • ice/water rescue
  • auto extrication
  • gas detection and air monitoring
  • extensive practical and fireground training
  • hazardous materials awareness
  • radio communications

Co-operative Education

Every year we invite two local students to participate in our co-op program. This program allows students to shadow our firefighters and fire prevention inspectors and earn credit for doing so.

Our co-op program is very popular, typically we interview students towards the end of grade 11 to set up placements for the following year. If you are interested in doing co-op with us, talk to your high school guidance counsellor.