Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Underway

MEDIA RELEASE (May 2, 2017) In order to fill existing and impending vacancies, the Fort Erie Fire & Emergency Services (FEFES) is accepting applications for volunteer firefighters until June 30, 2017. Besides being a great way to serve one’s community, being a volunteer firefighter has a number of benefits such as expert training, professional development and an annual honorarium.

FEFES volunteer firefighters may be called upon at any time – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – to respond to various types of emergency situations. In addition, they will be required to dedicate a specific number of hours per month to training, fire station duties and meetings. Successful candidates must also complete a recruit training program followed by a 12 month probationary period, during which time the candidate will undergo ongoing training and testing.

Interested candidates must ….

  • have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent;
  • be at least 18 years of age;
  • live full-time in the Town of Fort Erie;
  • be self-confident, reliable and understand the importance of teamwork and cooperation;
  • have the ability to read, understand and apply technical procedures and guidelines;
  • possess a valid, unrestricted Class “G” drivers’ license and access to a vehicle; and
  • provide a satisfactory police background check and medical/physical evaluation.

Additional information about the recruitment process, qualifications, an application form and instructions can be found at www.forterie.ca. Only those persons selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017.

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Contact: Janine Tessmer, Corporate Communications, Coordinator
Phone: 905-871-1600, ext. 2217


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