Apply to the firefighting academy for women

Ember Fire Academy is a free, intensive program for women 16+ years of age. You'll experience the most challenging and exciting tasks in firefighting and first response in a safe and supportive environment.

The hands-on curriculum lets you explore a career in firefighting, jump start your physical fitness and learn new skills you can use anywhere.

You’ll learn to:

  • use personal protective equipment and gear;
  • cut open a car to free passengers;
  • respond to a hazardous materials emergency;
  • rescue people from heights using ropes and ladders;
  • fight vehicle and structure fires;
  • train for functional fitness and performance tests; and
  • use proper nutrition for performance workouts.

2024 Ember Fire Academy

The 2023 Ember Fire Academy took place from August 14 to 19, 2023. Applications for 2024 are not yet open.

In light of COVID-19, we've adapted the program to meet the guidelines of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Here are some of the things we will be doing to follow the Safe 6, plus 1

  • physical distancing will occur whenever possible; 
  • recruits will have their own classroom tables; 
  • surfaces and gear will be cleaned and disinfected frequently; and
  • frequent hand washing will take place. 

How to apply

  1. Use the online application form or download and complete the PDF application form.
    Phone 867-456-3874 if you have any questions about this process.
  2. Submit your application by the deadline.
    In person: 91790 Alaska Highway in Whitehorse. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Government of Yukon
    Fire Marshal’s Office (C-20)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6


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