Being a Firefighter

If you enjoy serving your community and are willing to dedicate the time required to successfully complete a mandatory training program, attend weekly training sessions and respond frequently to emergencies without prior notice, this could be your opportunity to make a difference in your community.


The Township of Norwich normally recruits men and women on an annual basis for the position of Volunteer Firefighter. Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be a resident Township of Norwich
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess the physical dexterity required to perform emergency work as outlined in the position description
  • Be able to acquire the appropriate certificates within one year of employment to the position including but not limited to a Class D-Z driver license, First Aid/CPR and Automatic Electronic Defibrillator
  • Be insurable under the municipality’s vehicle fleet policy
  • Have a means of transportation to respond to alarms
  • Be proficient in English
  • Have no criminal record (with occupational relevance) for which a pardon has not been granted

Recruitment takes place each autumn; availability of positions may vary by station needs and response areas. Recruitment will be advertised in local media, check the Township of Norwich Events Calendar for exact dates. Applications will only be accepted during the recruitment process.

Fire Department Training

The Township of Norwich provides volunteer firefighters with training that meets national fire protection association standards.

This includes an extensive recruit training program consisting of on-line theory and practical hands on training. In addition Norwich Fire Services in partnership with the rural fire services of Oxford County, provides additional training opportunities that include:

  • Pump ops
  • Hazard Operations
  • Fire instructor
  • Fire officer
  • Public education
  • fire safety inspector
  • Incident safety officer

Volunteer Firefighter

A volunteer firefighter is a member of the Township of Norwich Fire Service