Seasonal Fire Fighter- La Ronge – 2023
The La Ronge Regional Fire Department is looking for a motivated, conscientious and professional individual to take part in our work experience program for 2023. As a first responder, you will respond to structural and wildland fires, motor vehicles accidents, water rescues and other calls in the Lac La Ronge Region. You will be trained on industry best practices and gain valuable experience in the field of firefighting.
Duties and Responsibilities
The work experience program firefighter will be responsible for daily maintenance at the fire hall, assisting the Chiefs in training and inspections and will conduct training daily. They will be responsible for responding to emergencies during working hours and may be on-call during off hours. This position is a 6-month placement, tentatively scheduled to conclude September 31, 2023.
Qualifications for the position include: legally entitled to work in Canada, fluency in English (written and verbal), NFPA 1001 - Level 1 and 2, and NFPA 1072 - Hazardous Materials - Operations Level. Previous firefighting, military, EMS, First Responder or Search and Rescue experience would be considered an asset. As a condition of employment, the individual must be: willing to live within 10km of the Town’s Fire Hall or be willing to relocate within the defined proximity; be at least 18 years of age; have recently graduated a recognised fire college; be medically suitable for the position of firefighter as per NFPA 1582 standards; and possess a valid drivers license with Air Brake Endorsement; as well as maintain a valid First Aid/CPR (any level) certification.
The Town of La Ronge is a scenic lake side community offering a full range of services and amenities located in the heart of Northern Saskatchewan with a population of approximately 3,000. This community offers progressive growth amidst the natural beauty of the area’s surrounding Lac La Ronge Provincial Park and is an outdoor recreation paradise. Visitors travel from around the globe to experience the outdoor adventures that this region offers and La Ronge is the hub of that region. The fire department provides fire protection and emergency services to the Town of La Ronge, the Lac La Ronge Indian Band and the Village of Air Ronge. Our service coverage area also extends to the other surrounding communities that require our assistance.
The Town of La Ronge is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, diverse, barrier-free recruitment. Please note only those candidates selected to be interviewed will be contacted. Any offer of employment will be subject to an acceptable criminal record check including vulnerable sector.