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.
- A team player
- A quick thinker
- A natural leader
- An effective communicator
- Able to thrive in high-stress environments
- Available to attend regular training sessions
If you answered yes to these, we just might have a spot for you on our team!
- 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)
- Be a role model within the community
- 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
- Learn the trades of a Firefighter including:
o Fire Science
o Fire Suppression
o Vehicle Extrication
o Engine Driver/Operator
o HAZMAT Operations
o Technical Rescue
o Water Rescue
o Command Strategy and Tactics
o Incident Command
o Fire Prevention
o Fire Code Inspection
o Fire Origin and Cause Investigation
o Instructional Techniques
o Public Education
o Pre-Hospital Care
- Response to a broad range of emergency incidents
Estimated time commitment:
- 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)
- Download our Volunteer Firefighter Infosheet
Additional training and education providing both local and internationally certified training opportunities are also available throughout the year on a regular basis. If you want to be part of an amazing group of individuals who work as part of a team, apply online today at www.slavelake.ca or www.mdlsr.ca. For more information, you can also phone 780-849-4110.
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