Are you interested in serving your community? If you are professional, quick thinking and dedicated, the Fire Departments within the County of Vermilion River want to hear from you! If you fit the criteria below, then you can become a volunteer fire fighter:
Be of at least 18 years of age. Ages 16-18 are allowed to join the fire department however will be constantly supervised and will not be allowed to participate in active fires or drive the fire apparatus (trucks). Those over the age of 65 will not be allowed to drive the fire apparatus and all other duties will be of the discretion of the fire chief.
Until you have achieved the training of 1st aid and CPR as well as the S300 course (outlines general knowledge and skills, self contained breathing apparatus, hazardous areas, structural search and rescue and equipment cleaning and checking), you will not be able to respond to actual calls.
Some of the responsibilities you will have once you become a volunteer firefighter are:
If you want to provide a service to your community but would be unable to offer the time commitment and physical demands of being a firefighter, you can provide other services such as administrative duties. Such duties would include:
As per County of Vermilion River policy and mutual aid agreements between the County and the Villages of Marwayne, Dewberry, Paradise Valley, Kitscoty and the Town of Vermilion, all those firefighters that attend calls will be paid an hourly honorarium as well as a set honorarium for attending training courses.
If you are interested in joining any one of the fire departments or just want more information, click on the links below: