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Not Merely a Job — a Way of Life

Volunteer Firefighters enhance Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service by helping to provide quick response to emergencies; host fire safety education sessions; and support a spectrum of activities across our fire halls.

Do you consider yourself a team player? Can you think quickly on your feet? Do you possess leadership traits? Think you could thrive in high-stress environments? If your answer to one or more of these questions is yes, we just might have a role for you in the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service!

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Basic Requirements for Our Recruits

  • Valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s license
  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Criminal records check including vulnerable sectors check
  • Driver’s abstract
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to pass the LSRFS Physical Agility Testing
  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR (asset)
  • Previous firefighting experience (asset)

Expectations of Our Firefighters

  • Be a role model within the community
  • Maintain positive interaction with the public
  • Train to learn new knowledge and skills as it relates to emergency response
  • Work as part of an effective team in training and emergency response
  • Rescue and evacuate members of the public from hazardous environments
  • Pre-hospital care response to a broad range of emergency incidents
  • Learn the trades of a Firefighter including:
    • Fire Science
    • Fire Suppression
    • Vehicle Extrication
    • Engine Driver/Operator
    • HAZMAT Operations
    • Technical Rescue
    • Water Rescue
    • Command Strategy and Tactics
    • Incident Command
    • Fire Prevention
    • Fire Code Inspection
    • Fire Origin and Cause Investigation
    • Instructional Techniques
    • Public Education

Estimated Time Commitments

  • Station 1 – Headquarters (Slave Lake)
    Six hours per week (3 hours for scheduled training / 3 hours for response to emergency calls)
  • Station 2 (Widewater)
    Three to four hours per week (2-3 hours for scheduled training / 1 hour for response to emergency calls)
  • Station 3 (Smith)
    Three to four hours per week (2-3 hours for scheduled training / 1 hour for response to emergency calls)
  • Station 4 (Flatbush)
    Three to four hours per week (2-3 hours for scheduled training / 1 hour for response to emergency calls)

Additional training and education providing both local and internationally certified training opportunities are also available throughout the year on a regular basis.

Apply Today

If you want to be part of an amazing group of individuals who work as part of a team to safeguard the Lesser Slave River region, submit your expression of interest today.

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