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JOIN OUR TEAM

WE NEED YOU

According to a 2022 report from the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC), an estimated 90,000 out of 126,000 firefighters across the country are volunteers, making up over 70 %.

 

As many communities across Canada, the Riverport & District Fire Department couldn't operate without dedicated volunteer firefighters who are committed to protecting our community. 

THREE REASONS TO VOLUNTEER WITH US

If you are passionate about serving your community and have a desire to make a difference, we want you to join us at the Riverport & District Fire Department.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

 Being a volunteer firefighter is not an easy task, but it's a rewarding one. You'll have the opportunity to see first-hand the impact your actions can have in the community.

LEARN & GROW

You will learn new skills and techniques in firefighting and emergency medical response. Becoming a volunteer firefighter is a great way to develop leadership skills and work as a team.

MAKE FRIENDS

Not only will you meet new people and create lifelong friendships, but you will also make an impact on the lives of others. Join our team today and become a part of something truly memorable and meaningful.

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QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE 

01

What do I need to be able to join ?

There is a job for everyone no matter your background, experience, or abilities. All we ask from you is to bring a positive attitude and a helping hand for your community.

03

How often do I need to attend to be considered active?

Volunteer firefighters are just that, volunteer. However to be considered active and qualify for certain government benefits including license plates you need to attend at least 20% of all calls, practices, and maintanence nights.

02

Is there training involved? How much does it cost?

There are multiple training opportunites that will be available to everyone throughout the year. These are at no cost to you and will help make sure you are comfortable with whatever task you will be doing.

04

How often do you meet and if I can't always be available as I have to work, can I still join?

We have regular meetings every Tuesday of the month. The first Tuesday is our meeting nights, second and third Tuesdays are our practices, and the fourth Tuesday is our maintanence night. You may not be available 24/7, not everyone is. However everyone's availability is different and it allows for a wide range of response.

OUR RECRUITMENT PROCESS

01

Touch base

Touch base for a visit at the station or shadow a practice

02

Application & checks

Get an application, fill it out, pass it on and complete checks

03

Review and vote

Recruitment committee will review your application and bring it forward to members. Members will vote on your application during the first meeting.

04

Start

Membership accepted, new member is welcomed at first practice to be outfitted and have all equipment handed out to them. Each volunteer must undergo a probationary period of at least 6 months.

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APPLY NOW

Please complete the form to apply and to become a volunteer.

THANK YOU, WE WILL GET TO YOU SHORTLY

"In joining the fire department, I have gained a lot of friends, given myself a new and exciting sense of purpose and am able to give back to my community in many different ways, some of which can have a profound effect on fellow community members."

Stephen McCrodan, since 2016

Stephen, since 2016

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