We are seeking community minded people who are looking for a challenging way to give back!
Please review the information below before applying
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.
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
- Live 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
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.
Thank-you for your interest in joining the Fort Qu'Appelle Fire Department!
Serving Fort Qu'Appelle and Area
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