The City of St. Thomas has partnered with OFAI Candidate Testing Services (CTS) for our Firefighter Recruitment. 

OFAI provides a standardized approach to the testing process for candidates pursuing a municipal firefighting career in Ontario. The OFAI Candidate Testing Services (OFAI CTS) enables those individuals whose aptitude,interpersonal skills, physical abilities and practical firefighting skills align with the needs of the City of St.Thomas Fire Department to pass through the application process.

The City of St. Thomas requires valid Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Services certificates for Stage One, Two and Three plus Swim Test. Certificates must be valid at the time of application. Please visit for more information;


The Training Division is responsible for assigning the monthly training schedules to each of four platoons. It is also responsible for providing instruction on specialty courses such as water and ice rescue, confined space, pump operations, driver training, high-rise operations, and auto extrication to name a few. The training division works closely with all divisions within the fire hall to ensure that all facets of the duties that we provide to the citizens of St. Thomas are to the highest standards.