Firefighters Wanted

A noble calling. A vital community role.

At the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service, we are always looking for caring, committed individuals to join our team as Volunteer Firefighters. We view the position of Firefighter not merely as a job, but as a way of life.

Volunteer firefighting can be an extremely rewarding and valuable way to serve your community. However, it is a decision that should not be taken lightly. It takes considerable dedication, a serious ongoing commitment to mental and physical fitness, and many hours of training to become a firefighter. Our shortlist of criteria is indicated below. If you think you’ve got what it takes and want to attend an upcoming information session, please fill out the form on this page and submit it to Regional Chief of Lesser Slave Lake Fire Services Jamie Coutts. All applicants will be invited to the session.

Your Characteristics

  • You are a team player
  • You are a quick thinker
  • You are a natural leader
  • You are an excellent communicator
  • You are able to thrive in high stress situations
  • You are available every Monday evening

Your Credentials

  • You have an Alberta driver’s licence
  • You have completed grade 12 education or equivalent
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You possess the ability to understand and communicate in English (written and oral)
  • You are in excellent physical condition (physical testing and medical checks are required)
  • You have current standard first aid and CPR (an asset)

Your Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a team to respond to emergency situations
  • Protect citizens in times of crisis
  • Rescue and evacuate people from hazardous environments
  • Perform the duties of emergency responder, fire suppression, and public education as assigned
  • Learn the trades of emergency responder including different jobs such as hose and pump operator
  • Respond to a broad range of emergency situations including motor vehicle accidents, search and rescue, and dangerous goods
  • Provide pre-hospital care for victims
  • Be a community role model Upgrade and maintain skills, knowledge and physical requirements

Estimated Time Commitment

  • Hall 1: 6 hours per week (3 for practice Monday nights, 3 for emergency calls)
  • Halls 2 and 5: 3 - 4 hours per week (2 to 3 for practice, 1 for emergency calls)

  • Download our Volunteer Firefighter Overview Booklet
  • Download a Volunteer Firefighter application form

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    Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

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