Firefighter Recruitment

What We Offer:

  • Your start to a rewarding career as a professional firefighter, working part-time with a great team.
  • Additional benefits such as WCB coverage and life insurance coverage.
  • Continued education and hands-on experience.

What We Expect:

  • Positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Aptitude for physically demanding but rewarding work
  • A minimum commitment of 48 hours (4x12 hour shifts) per month
  • For new part-time recruits, (7 x 12 hour) days mandatory recruit training


Minimum Qualifications

  • All recruits must be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a current, Class 3 Alberta Driver's License with airbrake endorsement
  • History of a safe driving record
  • Possess a Grade 12 education
  • Pass RCMP Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • ICS 100
  • NFPA 1001 Level 1 and Level 2 certification (IFSAC and/or ProBoard)
  • NFPA 472 Awareness and Operation Certification (IFSAC and/or ProBoard)
  • Recognized Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Medical First Responder or higher
  • Incident Command System 100 Certificate
  • Pass a medical assessment with a County Regional Fire Service approved physician and undergo a psychological assessment with a County Regional Fire Service approved psychologist


County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Service
Part-Time Firefighter Recruitment Timeline - Summer 2019

August 7 - Competition Opens 

August 21 - Application Deadline

August 27 - Document Review Complete & Shortlisted Applicants Notified

September 6 - PDT Practice Day

September 12 & 13 - PDT Testing

September 14 – Fire Service Knowledge Exam and Ergometrics Testing

September 15 - PDT Testing for Out of Town Applicants

September 16 - Interviews for Out of Town Applicants

September 17 - Interviews for Local Applicants

October 7-14 - Recruit School