Become a volunteer firefighter

How to apply

To apply to become a volunteer firefighter, email


To apply to be a volunteer firefighter you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older, or have parental permission for the Fire Explorer program;
  • receive medical clearance from a health professional;
  • pass a vulnerable sector record check through the RCMP; and
  • attend weeknight training sessions twice a month and meet training curriculum requirements.

We will reimburse the fee for the medical clearance. and the RCMP does not charge for the vulnerable sector record check.


Volunteers receive:

  • an honorarium for each training session and call out;
  • reimbursement for medicals, driver’s licence requirements and first aid training; and
  • an annual tax credit for 200 hours of service.

We also provide volunteers with personal protective equipment.

Volunteer fire departments

The Yukon has several levels of volunteer fire service depending on the needs and volunteer capacity of Yukon communities. The service levels start with a Fire Safety Champion Program, which is possible with 1 volunteer. Higher levels of fire service include the Scene Safety Response Unit and the Fire Department, which are possible with more volunteers and the right training and equipment.

The Fire Marshal's Office oversees fire services in the following communities. If you live in or near one of these communities, you can volunteer there.

  • Burwash Landing
  • Destruction Bay
  • Carcross
  • Golden Horn
  • Hootalinqua
  • Ibex Valley
  • Keno
  • Klondike Valley
  • Marsh Lake
  • Mt. Lorne
  • Old Crow
  • Pelly Crossing
  • Ross River
  • Tagish
  • Upper Liard

Contact your municipality to ask about volunteering for other fire departments.