County of Grande Prairie
  • 20-Apr-2023 to Until Filled (MST)
  • AB, CAN
  • Hourly
  • Other

All training provided by the County.

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.

We're looking for Paid Responder Firefighters in La Glace, Teepee Creek, Bezanson and Hythe.

Ready to make a difference in your community, take on a challenge, and be part of a team?

Our responders are regular people that wish to help their communities. They come from all walks of life and want to make a difference. Our paid responders provide their time to train and respond to incidents and work beside our career and paid responder firefighters from other stations. They are trained, dedicated and committed to helping people in their time of need. You can train to become a medical first responder, firefighter or both.

Paid responders are compensated by their fire department to train and respond to incidents.

Paid responders are trained to respond to emergency incidents of all kinds. They respond to fires, rescues, medical, hazardous materials, and many other types of calls. Paid responders train to achieve required skills. They maintain and clean equipment and apparatus and work with our partners to mitigate emergency incidents. They also support their respective communities through public education and support of community activities.

Paid responders will be able to complete training in diverse competencies such as:

  • Firefighting
  • Vehicle rescue and extrication
  • Medical pre-hospital care
  • Specialized rescue, Ice, rope, farm, large animal
  • Wildland firefighting
  • Dangerous goods

You can apply if you live within 15 minutes or 20 kms of:

Hamlet of La Glace Station #1

Hamlet of Bezanson Station #9

Hamlet of Teepee Creek Station #2

Hamlet of Hythe Station #4

If you're interested in becoming a paid responder, you're required to:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a current Alberta Driver's Licence
  • Demonstrate a safe driving record with a Drivers Abstract
  • Have a Grade 12 education or GED equivalent
  • Have a RCMP Criminal Record Check - vulnerable sector
  • Have a doctor's letter confirming you're medically fit to perform firefighting duties
  • If you are between the ages of 16 -18 you can apply to become a Cadet Firefighter

What we offer:

  • Ability to help your community and connect with community members
  • Work with a great team
  • Flexibility to work with your schedule and interests
  • Ability to transfer to any fire station in North America once education certification is complete
  • Additional benefits like WCB coverage and life insurance coverage
  • Free training, including advanced medical training, basic first aid, driver training and more
  • Compensation is provided for training and all assigned duties.

What we expect:

  • Positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Aptitude for physically demanding but rewarding work
  • Additional 2.5 hour training sessions per week
  • Some weekend training is involved

Please attach your resume and a current driver's abstract to your application.

Questions? Email or call 780-532-9722.

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 and we will work with you to meet your needs.

  • This posting may be used for future vacancies or to fill more than one position
  • This posting may be open until a suitable candidate(s) is/are found.

Please note that once your application is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. If we require any additional information we will contact you. We thank everyone for their application, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Due to the volume of applications received we can only answer questions at the interview stage.

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