Leduc County's on-call firefighters are trained to national fire protection standards 1001 (firefighter professional qualifications), 1002 (fire apparatus driver/operator professional qualifications) and 1021 (fire officer professional qualifications). They are trained for and ready to respond to a large and diverse variety of calls.
Busy highways, the Edmonton International Airport, the Nisku Industrial Business Park, railway, high-value farmland and residential areas all exist within Leduc County's fire districts. This regional diversity, in addition to a first-class live-fire training centre at the Nisku Fire District Station, make involvement with Leduc County Fire Services a unique and rewarding experience.
Leduc County Fire Services maintains a quality program to support each individual who gives their time and dedication as an on-call firefighter. Leduc County accepts applications year round to fill vacancies as needed. Interested applicants must live and/or work in one of the fire districts, be at least 18 years of age, meet the fire department's physical agility requirements, hold a valid class 5 driver's licence and be prepared to commit the necessary time and effort involved in being an on-call firefighter.
On-call firefighters are expected to attend weekly fire drill/training nights to maintain and challenge their skill levels. Firefighters are also expected to be on voluntary call for emergencies that occur within their fire district, with most calls requiring less than one hour of time.
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- Security clearance
- Employer consent (if applicable)
- Driver's Abstract
- Training night attendance
- Standard personal interview
- Oath of Confidentiality
- Physical agility test
- Standard orientation/basic training
Recruit classes are conducted as necessary. Interviews are conducted one month prior to recruit classes. If an applicant succesfully completes the recruitment process and is accepted as an on-call firefighter, he or she will embark on firefighter training. The recruit class requires 96 hours of hands-on training, with additional weekly training sessions covering a variety of drills, practice sessions and competency tests. As firefighters advance through the department, they are embraced into a development program which maps the individual's growth. This firefighter development program is based on experiences gained attending emergencies and participating in recognized certified course training. These are valuable assets and challenges that are the basis for firefighters in Leduc County.