Part time Firefighters – County of Grande Prairie – 2022
The County of Grande Prairie builds on its natural environment and the entrepreneurial spirit of its citizens to provide an unmatched quality of life and opportunity for all. We offer a collaborative and dynamic workplace where our values of Trustworthy, Transparent, Respectful, and Collaborative guide our conduct and contribute to a healthy culture.
SPARK your career. IGNITE your future. Take the next step in your firefighting career and join the County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Service!
The County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Service is committed to recruiting talented and motivated individuals who possess a high level of integrity and have a desire to serve our community. We are looking for part time firefighters to become integral members of our team, who will play a key role in the delivery of fire services to the County of Grande Prairie No.1.
Not only do our part time firefighters work alongside our career firefighters on shift, part time firefighters may also respond independently to simultaneous calls for service. In our diverse service, part time firefighters respond to fires, rescues, medical aid, hazardous materials, and a host of other calls to aid the public. The County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire service responds to over 2000 events annually. Apart from daily shifts and emergency operations, our part time firefighters also contribute countless hours of volunteer time in support of community activities.
What We Offer: Your start to a rewarding career as a professional firefighter, working part-time with a great team. Additional benefits such as paid sick leave, WCB coverage and life insurance coverage. Continued education, training and hands on experience.
What We Expect: Positive, team-oriented attitude Aptitude for physically demanding but rewarding work. A minimum commitment of 4 shifts per month (Day shifts 0700-1700 / Night Shifts 1700-0700).
For new part-time recruits, (7 x 12 hour) days mandatory recruit training.
Our part time firefighters are trained to internationally recognized standards. The requirement to work independently means that our part time firefighters are well trained to perform their duties.
During training, the pay is $24.00 per hour. Once passing the recruit period and becoming part of the union, compensation for part time firefighters is $34.20 per hour plus 6% vacation pay and a $1.25 shift differential for every hour worked on a 14 hour night shift. Part time firefighters are also eligible for a pro-rated health and wellness benefit in accordance with our collective agreement.
Part time firefighters come from all walks of life from school teachers, to tradesmen, to paramedics. Some of our part time firefighters choose to take advantage of the skills and experience that they gain by pursuing a full-time career in the fire service. Being a part time firefighter is rewarding, exciting and fun.
It is the responsibility of each interested applicant to ensure that his or her application is submitted to Grande Prairie Regional Fire Service before the application deadline of 11:59pm May 27, 2022.
To learn more and to apply for this exciting opportunity, download the Part Time Firefighter Information Manual from our website at www.countygp.ab.ca/FireRecruitment
Be sure to COMPLETE the application form
Questions? Contact [email protected]
The County of Grande Prairie recognizes and values the principles of fair hiring practices. We are committed to a respectful and inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all qualified individuals. Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please contact [email protected] and we will work with you to meet your needs.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Minimum requirements to apply as a Part Time Firefighter are:
All recruits must be at least 18 years of age
Have a current, Class 3 Alberta Driver's License with airbrake endorsement
History of a safe driving record
Possess a Grade 12 education
Pass RCMP Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
NFPA 1001 Level 1 and 2 certification (IFSAC and/or ProBoard)
NFPA 472 / 1072 Awareness and Operations certification (IFSAC and/or ProBoard)
AHS Recognized valid Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Medical First Responder, Advanced First Aid, or higher with valid Level C CPR
Incident Command System 100 Certificate
Pass a medical assessment with a County Regional Fire Service approved physician and undergo a psychological assessment with a County Regional Fire Service approved psychologist