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Serving Fort Qu'Appelle and Area

​​We are seeking community minded people who are looking for a challenging way to give back!


Review the information below and if joining your local fire department interests you, click the application link at the bottom and fill out the form.


Position Information:

Position Title: Firefighter​​

Hours: There are no set hours. Members are expected to attend two training sessions per month, respond to calls based on availability and participate in                fundraisers & community events based on availability.

Pay: Members are paid $50 per month for performing equipment checks and maintenance duties and $25 per hour upon call out.

Training: All training will be provided either in house, through the Saskatchewan Volunteer Firefighter's Association or other opportunities

Equipment: All protective equipment (helmet, protective hood, turnout coat, turnout pants, boots, structural firefighting gloves, and coveralls) will be                                provided. A flashlight and radio may also be issued to you.


We will be accepting applications from September 1, 2017 until September 30, 2017 at 11:59pm


Applicant Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • No older than 65 years of age
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Living in the Fort Qu'Appelle area
  • Be willing to learn firefighting methods and techniques, the basic operation and mechanics of firefighting equipment, and other knowledge related to firefighting operations
  • Be able to think and act quickly in emergency situations
  • Be able to understand and carry out verbal and written directions
  • Be able to work irregular or protracted hours
  • Be able to perform heavy and hazardous physical labour for extended periods of time
  • Be able to work well in a team environment, including carry out directives given from a commanding officer or senior members
  • ​Be able to work independently

​​​The following are not required but are considered assets:

  • A valid driver's license. Class 3A or higher is even better
  • Fire service and/or EMS experience


Duties of a Firefighter:

  • Responding to emergencies and public service calls as a member of the fire department and performing the duties associated with the call response
  • ​Acting in a professional manor while representing the Fort Qu'Appelle Fire Department
  • Driving and operating fire apparatus
  • Selecting and operating the proper tools for a wide wariety of specialized tasks
  • Performing routine cleaning and maintenance on equipment and fire apparatus
  • Performing general maintenance and upkeep of the fire hall, including housekeeping duties
  • Attending training meetings and participating in drills, activities and discussions
  • Participating in public education/relations events such as: hall tours, presentations and public appearances
  • Providing assistance and informally training new firefighters on the daily operations of the job
  • Performing other duties as assigned


The Hiring Process:

September 1st: Applications Open

September 30th: Last day to submit applications

October to December: Application review, interviews and position offers

January 1st, 2018: Start date for successful applicants


Hiring Steps:

1. Click the "Apply Now!" link and fill out the application form. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of filling out the form. If you meet the criteria listed above, you will be invited for a first interview.

2. In the first interview, you will be asked a variety of questions by a panel made up of the Chief, Deputy Chief and 1-3 Captains. If you pass the first-round interview, you will be called for a second.

​3. In the second-round interview, you will be invited to one of our meetings. In this interview, each member present will have the opportunity to ask you a question.

4. Your application and two interviews will be scored. If you meet the minimum scoring requirements, you will be offered a position with the Fort Qu'Appelle Fire Department.

*Note that applicants may be asked to provide a criminal record check before being offered a position


If you have any further questions or are unsure if this position is right for you, click the "Frequently Asked Questions" button. If your questions or concerns aren't addressed there, please don't hesitate to contact us using the form on the right.


Thank-you for your interest in joining the Fort Qu'Appelle Fire Department!

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