Leduc County's paid on-call firefighters receive professional-level training at no personal cost and gain valuable hands-on experience through training scenarios and emergency response.
Becoming a paid on-call firefighter with Leduc County Fire Services is a great way for individuals looking to pursue a career in firefighting to gain the required training and experience.
Leduc County accepts applications year round to fill vacancies, as needed. Interested applicants must live and/or work in the Thorsby, Calmar, Nisku and/or New Sarepta fire district, 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 a paid on-call firefighter.
In addition to being trained to the below National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, paid 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 response time.
- NFPA 1001: Standard for firefighter professional qualifications
- NFPA 1002: Standard for fire apparatus driver/operator
- NFPA 1021: Standard for fire officer professional qualifications
Fire Services administration contact
- 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 needed. Interviews are conducted one month prior to recruit classes. If an applicant successfully completes the recruitment process and is accepted as a paid 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.