If you’ve ever considered becoming a firefighter and live in Crowsnest Pass, now might be your chance to give it a go.
The Municipality of Crowsnest Pass has put out a recruitment call for paid on-call firefighters to join the ranks of the municipal fire department.
A career opportunities notice, posted online, states the department is in need of community-oriented applicants who exhibit a desire to keep the people of Crowsnest Pass safe.
“We’re always looking for great people to join the department, so we put the call out on the municipal website to try and reach a wide spectrum of people. It’s been a successful recruitment drive here thus far,” says Craig Marshall, deputy chief of the fire department.
Any recruit must possess a number of minimum qualifications to become a paid on-call firefighter.
An applicant must be at least 18 years of age, be a resident of the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass, be eligible to work in Canada, provide a criminal background check, hold a Class 5 driver’s licence and pass a medical.
On top of these minimum qualifications, applicants must exhibit a good attitude and teamworking skills.
In support of career firefighters, they must also have the capacity to follow directions and make practical decisions calmly on a moment’s notice.
“We want people that we can trust, that the community can trust,” says the deputy chief.
“We’re often meeting people on their most vulnerable day, so it’s important that applicants show integrity, confidentiality and a desire to help just because it’s the right thing to do.”
Paid on-call firefighters are required to attend weekly training sessions and emergency calls on an as-needed basis. Due to the unpredictability of the job, hours can vary significantly, but generally range from two to 10 hours per week.
To apply, visit the career opportunities page on the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass website at bit.ly/3PJsyOn.
Any questions about becoming a member of the municipal fire department can be directed to Craig Marshall at 403-562-8600 or by email.