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Saint John Fire Department actively recruiting holiday relief firefighters

The Saint John Fire Department (SJFD) is currently recruiting holiday relief firefighters with a diverse range of skills, background, and experience to contribute to the high standard of fire services delivered in Saint John.  

As a way to engage with and encourage community members to consider a profession in firefighting, SJFD will be offering a virtual information session about the department, the recruitment process, and the training options available. “The SJFD is an inclusive, respectful, and equitable workplace that represents the communities we serve, focusing on diversity in the fire service,” says Fire Chief Kevin Clifford. “We recognize the importance of diversity and continue to work hard to establish a team that represents the entire Saint John community.”    

Saint John’s Fire Service has been operating since 1786, providing essential services including Fire Rescue and Suppression, Technical Rescue, Hazardous Materials Emergency Response, Fire Prevention, Fire Investigation, and Medical First Response to the community of Saint John and surrounding areas. 

The virtual information session will be held at 12:00 p.m. on April 7, 2022 and will provide further details and an opportunity to ask questions about the process and profession. Anyone interested can register by emailing 

The deadline to apply is April 19. Applications can be submitted on the City of Saint John website HERE