Requirements

The fire and rescue service is one of the most diverse and challenging professions. It is this diversity that inspires most men and women to enter the service – both as volunteers and career employees. Imagine having to train for situations such as building fires, hazardous chemical spills, heart attacks, vehicle accidents, and almost any imaginable emergency situation in between. This diversity must be met by the commitment of firefighters to respond to calls day or night, in rain or snow, under potentially stressful and emotional circumstances. All of these factors contribute to a personally rewarding volunteer experience.

You need more than just a desire to help people and give back to the community, though. You also need courage and dedication, assertiveness, and a willingness to learn new skills and face new challenges. The fire and rescue service is not for the meek or timid, nor is it for those who lose control of their emotions during times of crisis. Our service is one that calls on its members to perform hot, sweaty, dirty, strenuous work, often in uncertain and hazardous environments. The personal rewards and satisfaction received from the fire and rescue service are often beyond description. Accomplishment, compassion and fulfillment are only a few of the words firefighters use to describe their feelings about their position.

Requirements

Responsibilities

Environment

If you are not physically able to become a firefighter, your talents are welcome in fire prevention, youth programming, radio communications and other positions within the fire stations.