Becoming a Volunteer Firefighter

Make a real difference in your community.

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.

If you think you’ve got what it takes and want to become a volunteer fire fighter, consider attending one of the LSRFS information sessions hosted throughout the year. For more information, contact Fire Services Administration at the number to the right.


It’s not merely a job; it’s a way of life.

Your mission is to enhance Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service through quick response to emergencies, fire safety education, and support of the fire departments’ other activities.

Your Characteristics

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

Your Credentials

  • You have a valid Alberta driver’s license
  • 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
  • You are in excellent physical condition
  • 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: six hours per week (3 for practice Monday nights, 3 for emergency calls)
  • Halls 2, Hall 3, Hall 4 and Hall 5: three to four hours per week (2 to 3 for practice, 1 for emergency calls)

    • Download our Volunteer Firefighter Overview Booklet

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