At Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES), your passion helps protect the people, communities and environment in this city.

As a firefighter in Mississauga, you get to:

  • Experience a state-of-the-art training facility and programs dedicated to fire and life safety at the Garry W. Morden Centre
  • Join an all hazards fire department that responds to all types of calls, including high risk, medical emergencies, vehicle collisions, confined space rescue, trench rescue, rope rescue, ice and water rescue and fires, and hazardous materials
  • Engage with the community and support public education outreach and events
  • Work 24-hour shifts on a rotating schedule at 21 fire stations across the city
  • Enjoy a competitive salary, benefits and pension compensation plan

Become a firefighter

Whether you’re currently a firefighter looking for a new opportunity with MFES or a recent graduate ready to put your qualifications into action, you’re welcomed to apply for firefighter positions with the City.

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Learn about the firefighter hiring process, including minimum qualifications and requirements. You can also review frequently asked questions for detailed information about the job application process, recruitment and selection process, including the various assessments.

What it means to work for MFES

At the City of Mississauga, you’ll work alongside talented and motivated people. Mississauga is Canada’s seventh largest municipality and is proud to be a growing and accomplished municipality that nurtures its multicultural community and rich heritage. Our workforce is diverse and inclusive, boasts of a generous employee benefits package and offers growth and development opportunities to all its employees.

MFES strives to provide for the safety and wellness of all those who live, work and visit Mississauga. MFES delivers outstanding services with a dedication and commitment that makes this city vibrant each and every day. With more than 750 staff working across our four sections, we serve the community around the clock to make Mississauga a safe place for everyone.

MFES is striving to acknowledge and address systemic barriers for women and other equity deserving groups. Through more inclusive recruitment efforts, our goal is to build a workforce that closely reflects the community we serve.

A big part of the job is medical response. Having a paramedic background has helped me tremendously on the job. Not only on the trucks and providing patient care, but here in Mississauga I’ve been able to use my skills and training to become a shift training instructor. This allows me to provide training to recruits, on-shift crews and when there are new medical programs, I’m involved in the process. That’s one of the great things about MFES – if you have a background in a different field, there are ways to use it within the department.

- Enrique Rano, Firefighter
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Resources for becoming a firefighter

If you’re interested in becoming a firefighter but you don’t have the experience, learn how you can get started with the below information.

In our community

Being part of MFES means being part of the Mississauga community. We engage with community members to create a safe and supportive city that we can all be proud of.


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