Medical Requirements to become a Firefighter in Ontario

In order to be eligible for consideration for employment in a municipal fire department within the Ontario fire service, you are required to:

  • Normal vision in each eye without corrective lens ***
  • Normal colour vision
  • Normal unaided hearing

***Municipal fire departments that are partners with OFAI's Canadidate Testing Service require candidates to meet NFPA 1582 vision standard. Other municipal fire departments set their own hiring criteria.

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