The City of Charlottetown’s Fire Department is currently recruiting volunteer firefighters, from July 17 to September 29, 2023. 

Application packages will be available from July 17 until September 8 any time at the Charlottetown Fire Department Station 1 at 89 Kent Street, and, at Station 2 at 152 St. Peters Road between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

All volunteer firefighters in Charlottetown receive training and leadership development, insurance coverage, fellowship, and annual honorariums. Completed applications are due by September 29 and must be returned to Station 1 Administration Office.

The City’s two fire stations include a roster of volunteers who perform a number of duties including: rescues, fire response, vehicle and equipment operation and maintenance, and assisting with fire prevention and education programs.

For more information or inquiries, call: 902-629-4083 or review the information below. 

Volunteers should be:

  • Physically Fit;
  • Well-Coordinated;
  • Highly Motivated;
  • A Team Player;
  • Committed To Continuous Learning;
  • Mechanically Inclined.



Do I qualify?
Candidates must:
Live in the City of Charlottetown;
Be 19 years of age;
Have achieved Grade 12 or equivalent;
Hold a valid Driver’s License with an excellent driving record;
Have the ability to successfully complete comprehensive written, medical, physical tests;
Have a criminal records search.
Is there a written test?
Yes, the written test involves a combination of the following areas:
Reading and understanding written information;
Understanding written instructions;
Knowledge of Department and City history;
Fire Extinguisher and Fire Prevention topics;
Is there an interview?
Yes, if you are selected with a specific level of test score and skills assessment, you will participate in an interview conducted by a three-person panel consisting of member of the Fire Department management team.
Is there a medical test?
Yes, there is a medical evaluation required.
The following areas are assessed during the medical evaluation conducted by your family doctor:
Visual Acuity;
Color Vision;
Depth Perception;
Lung Function;
Is there a physical fitness test?
Yes, physical fitness testing consists of a series of firefighting related tasks while using personal protective equipment.
Candidates must successfully pass the physical fitness evaluation to continue in the recruitment process.
Is a criminal record search required?
A criminal record search is required. Criminal records check applications signed and received from the fire department only will be accepted by the police department for processing. A photocopy of 2 pieces of ID are to accompany the application. 
Are work references required?
You must provide two work-related references from either supervisors or managers that you directly report to.
Is this a paid position?
Volunteer firefighting is not a paid occupation; however, an annual honorarium is paid twice yearly and is adjusted for years of experience and rank.
Is there compensation or insurance coverage?
There is comprehensive life, disability and liability insurance coverage policies for volunteers.
Is training provided?
All new firefighters participate in a 16-week training program at the PEI Firefighting Facility. The training program follows the competencies of NFPA 1001.
If you need further information or clarity, please contact us by email or phone:

[email protected] or 902-629-4083