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The Edmonton Firefighter Exchange is an opportunity for Fire Department personnel to attain a higher level of professionalism by temporarily exchanging jobs with another firefighter in Canada or another country.

Exchanges are up to 12 months and are approved by the Deputy Fire Chief of Operations. All requested exchange locations will be reviewed for consideration on a case by case basis.

Desired Outcomes
  • Participants will achieve a higher level of understanding and appreciation for other Fire Departments worldwide
  • Participants will expand their knowledge and practical experience through exposure to diverse educational methods and theories
  • Participants will experience temporary mobility with a minimum cost
  • The department will achieve improved efficiency and enhanced morale due to the exchange of knowledge and expertise
  • The department will build international networks and improve public relations
Who Can Apply?

Only full time Emergency personnel qualify for this program. This includes Firefighters, however Communication personnel, Fire Prevention personnel, Fire Investigators and Training Officer applications will be considered on a case by case basis. Applicants must be a minimum "first class", four years or more and must be physically fit.

Application Process
  1. Determine if you are eligible
  2. Complete the Program Application and submit to


Note: Qualifying candidates and families will endeavour to exemplify the professional, social and moral qualities adhered to by this program and as a representative of the Edmonton Fire Rescue Services.

For More Information

Firefighter Exchange Program


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