Learn what it takes to be a female firefighter with the Surrey Fire Service.

In an effort to attract a more diverse workforce in Fire Services, the City hosts one-day workshops to provide youth and female participants with an overview of the opportunities and culture of a fire service career.

These one-day workshops, often held between May and October, explain the various steps of the recruitment process and provide tips on how to be a successful candidate. Participants learn more about the physical skills required to be a firefighter and get the opportunity to test their abilities. Female fire service members will also be on site to answer any questions.

One-day workshops are available for female adults, age 19+.

2020 Workshops

Women’s adult workshops (19+) for 2020 have been scheduled on the following Saturdays from 8:30-4:30 at the Surrey Fire Service Training Facility on 14915 64 Ave.

  • September 19
  • October 3
  • November 14

A level 2 workshop with a focus on the physical test will be held on November 28.

Topics that will be discussed include the various steps of the recruitment process and the physical skills required of a firefighter. You will also have the opportunity to practice these skills for yourself and receive tips from fire service fitness instructors. These workshops are for ages 19+ only.

** These workshop are resuming with COVID restrictions in place to comply with public health orders and WorkSafe BC. Please cancel if you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms on the day of or prior to the workshop. You will be screened on arrival.

What to Bring

Water bottle, athletic wear, non medical mask, any dietary restricted snacks. Lunch will be provided. 


Please email Assistant Fire Chief Shelley Morris at SCMorris@surrey.ca to register. Please provide a contact phone number, preferred date of workshop, and interest in the level 2 workshop. You will be contacted close to the workshop date for a $30 registration fee.