Nelson Fire and Rescue Services is a composite department made up of career firefighters operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and trained auxiliary firefighters brought in for larger incidents. From time to time we hire additional auxiliary firefighters. We provide all the required training to successful applicants. Auxiliary firefighters experience leadership opportunities and camaraderie in a rewarding environment.

Basic Requirements

  • Resident of the City of Nelson or live within our Area E response area (contact us to confirm)
  • Class 5 Driver's License
  • Good health
  • Minimum 19 years of age
  • No criminal record
  • Physically fit: no pre-existing conditions that would significantly impair the ability to perform firefighter duties or put applicant or others at risk
  • Willingness to be a team player

Any entry-level openings within the ranks of the full-time/career members are first offered to members of our auxiliaries who meet the requirements.


Interested applicants are welcome to download an application form (PDF) and email to the Fire Department.