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Probationary Firefighter – Calgary Fire Department

Probationary Firefighter applicant intake Calgary 

Opening December 5, 2023 until January 5, 2023


Career Firefighter – Surrey Fire Service

Firefighter – City of Surrey – Applications Closed November 17, 2023

Kelowna BC, Firefighter - Eligibility List

Kelowna Fire Department

Position Title: Firefighter – Eligibility List
Application Close Date: September 4, 2023

Interviews Early December 2023


Firefighters - Vancouver Fire Rescue Services

Vancouver Fire Rescue Services 2023 Fall recruitment is in progress and interviews are being conducted.

If VFRS is on your list for future applications, be proactive, check out their requirements and get ready for the next one.  Contact Karen  at Destiny Career Planners, 604.230.8557 for some help!


You should be:

  • Physically fit and well coordinated
  • Highly motivated
  • Willing to work cooperatively as part of a team
  • Committed to continuous learning
  • Dedicated to helping others

Vancouver Fire Rescue Services members serve a diverse population. The ability to speak languages in addition to English and socialize within different cultures is helpful.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS – please visit https: 2023-VFRS-Firefighter- Qualifications


2023-2024 Vernon Fire Rescue Service Career Firefighter


Karen, the interview went well. I was clear and hit 90% of the points we discussed.  Thank you so much, without the knowledge you gave me, I would have been lost in there. Burnaby F.D. Interviewee (2017)

Thank you Karen for all your help throughout the past year. Your help with interview skills helped me get my dream job at Delta fire, thanks again!

I am now one of Surrey’s newest Career Fire Fighters. I start in July . Thank you for all of your coaching and experience, I know that it really helped me nail the interview…

Hi Karen,  Just wanted to thank you again for all your help with my interview preparation. It paid off and I was offered a nod with Surrey Fire Department and will be starting in May. Thanks again.  March 2018

Just wanted to update you that I have been hired by Surrey Fire Rescue Service with training starting in April 2019.  Thanks again for all your help, there is no way I could have done so well on my first competition without your services. Recruit Firefighter Surrey

Hi Karen,
I actually got the position with Burnaby Fire Rescue. I started in January and am about 10 weeks into my probationary year. Thank you for all of your help throughout the past year – I will definitely send others your way in the future. Hope you are doing well.  Burnaby Probationary Firefighter

Surrey Firefighter Recruitment 
Hi Karen, just wanted to let you know that I got hired by Surrey Fire. I wanted to thank you for all your help with the interview preparation and guidance over the years, it really made a difference. Thanks a lot!

Hi Karen,

It’s with great pleasure I am writing to let you know I have finally achieved my lifetime goal and dream of becoming a structural firefighter. I have worked continuously for nearly a decade building the best resume I could but was missing a critical piece and that was my interview skills.  You successfully taught me how to prepare and formulate answers which led to improved interview score and my confidence.  I cannot thank you enough you have contributed greatly to my journey and life passion. Whitehorse Firefighter  September 2020

June 2022

Karen was very professional, friendly and provided outstanding work. 
She had a wealth of knowledge of the fire industry. Anytime I needed to update or change my resume, communication was excellent everything and was complete.
She is so very professional, and supported my journey to becoming a career firefighter. 
She helped me successfully navigate through every step of the hiring process. 
I highly recommend her services .
Thanks again for everything. I wouldn’t have gotten hired without your help. 

June 2022
Thank you so much for doing a session with me. It was such a massive help. I felt sharp and prepared for what was presented at the interview. 

It was a pretty nerve wracking week waiting for the result but it was good news……I passed!!! I couldn’t be more fired up. 

Thanks again, Karen. Have a great weekend

Hi Karen, I got hired by Surrey and starting on Monday!!! Thank you for your interview prep tips, clearly helped!

All the best!

Joss Advocaat, Assistant Fire Chief, Regional District of East Kootenay

As the Fire Training Officer with Sun Peaks Fire Rescue, I looked to Karen to provide interview prep / training for our Work Experience Candidates. Because of her proven and effective training methods, 85% of our WEP firefighter candidates successfully earned full time firefighter positions in departments across Canada. I would without a doubt recommend Karen and Destiny Career Planners if you are pursuing or advancing your career in public safety. 

Jan 2023
I wanted to thank you for your services and support over the last few months. I wanted to let you know I was offered one one the two jobs this year.  I truly believe that I would not have been successful this time around if it wasn’t for the time I spent with you preparing. Your advice and insight into the process was invaluable to me. I will be sure to recommend your services to any and all future applicants that I meet.

Hi Karen!

I feel like my interview went well! Well enough that I was one of the lucky applicants that got chosen for the job with Surrey Fire Rescue.
Thanks for your help and I will recommend your services to people pursuing a career in the fire service! May 2022