Become a Firefighter

Make a real difference in the 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 is a rewarding way to serve your community. However, this decision should not be taken lightly. It takes considerable dedication, a serious ongoing commitment to mental and physical fitness, and many hours of training.

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

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.

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 Firefighters enhance Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service by helping to provide quick response to emergencies, fire safety education, and support of the fire departments’ other activities.

Contact Information


Alex Pavcek
Fire Chief

Email fireadmin (@) slavelake.ca
Phone 780.849.4110
Fax 780.849.4104

Basic Requirements

  • 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)

Are you:

  • 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!

Our Expectations:

  • 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 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)

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.

Basic Requirements

  • 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)

Are you:

  • 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!

Our Expectations:

  • 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 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)

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.

Volunteer Firefighter Application

endslug_14_logging.svg

Welcome to Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton lies the remarkable region of Lesser Slave River. 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.

Image
Reeve Murray Kerik
Municipal District of Lesser Slave River no. 124

Popular Destinations

Core MD Services

Staf Portal
Departments
Directory
Alert the MD

MAIN NAVIGATION