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Fire Academy

The City of Abbotsford’s Secondary Fire Academy (SFA) is a program developed for Abbotsford high school students (ages 16-18) who have expressed an interest in firefighting as a career. It will help students meet the requirements of the Secondary School Graduation Program, in which students must complete 100 hours of career related work experience. The SFA program also introduces opportunities for community service through the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service (AFRS).

AFRS has partnered with School District #34 to design a program that gives students an up close look into the daily work life of a career or paid on-call firefighter. Students will learn about and practice the duties of a firefighter through physical training, teamwork and mechanical aptitude.

A total of 14 Abbotsford students will be accepted into the SFA program, which will run throughout the school year (October to June) on Wednesdays evenings. Students will be assigned to one of the five paid on-call fire halls and will be expected to attend the mandatory fire practice sessions every Wednesday evenings from 6:00-9:00 pm.

What qualifications do I need to apply?

Must be a grade 11 or 12 student in Abbotsford.
Able to pass the physical testing.
Must have medical clearance from your doctor.
Must provide a criminal record check.
Good academic standings.

How Do I Apply?

See your school career facilitator.