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Ready to make a difference in your community, take on a challenge, and be part of a team? If you're wanting in becoming a part time firefighter, we appreciate your interest. Learn more about what our part-time firefighters do, qualifications for the job and what we offer to you as a member of our team.

Start as a part-time firefighter to grow your career and life at the same time, in a community you can afford. 

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We recruit NFPA Certified Firefighters - Clairmont and Dunes Stations. 

We support our people and
want everyone to succeed. When you join our professional fire service you get access to ongoing training, mental health supports, and personal and professional advancement opportunitiesall in one of the most economically vibrant and picturesque regions of Alberta, Canada.

The job title says "part-time" but most County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Service (CGPRFS) part-time members have the option to work close to full-time hours if they want. You can also work part-time hours and pursue other employment in the area. It's the perfect way to gain diverse municipal firefighting experience to build your career AND explore life in our remarkable location.  

Find out more: 

Who are part time firefighters?

Part time firefighters are integral members of the County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Service who play a key role in the delivery of fire services to the County of Grande Prairie. 

What do part time firefighters do?

Part time firefighters respond to fires, rescues, medical air, hazardous materials, and many other types of calls to help keep the community safe. Not only do our part time firefighters work alongside our career firefighters at major incidents, they also often respond independently to simultaneous calls for service. Our part time firefighters also contribute many hours of volunteer work to support community activities.

What do I need to apply?

If you’re interested in becoming a part-time firefighter, you're required to:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a current, Class 3 Alberta Driver's License with airbrake endorsement
  • Demonstrate a safe driving record with a Drivers Abstract
  • Recognized Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Medical First Responder or higher (minimum 80 hours of training)
  • 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

What education do I need?

You are also required to have the following education completed and passed successfully:

  • Grade 12 education
  • RCMP Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • ICS 100 (Incident Command System course)
  • NFPA 1001 Level 1 and Level 2 Certification (IFSAC and/or ProBoard)
  • NFPA 472 Awareness and Operation Certification (IFSAC and/or ProBoard)
  • Incident Command System 100 Certificate

What continuing education and training will I have access to?

  • NFPA 1002 Chapter 4,5,6 (driving, pump, and aerial) 

  • NFPA 1051 Wildland Firefighting 

  • Ice Rescue Technician 

  • Rope Rescue Operations 

  • NFPA 1035 Public Fire and Life Safety Educator 

  • NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor 

  • Blue Card Incident Command  

  • And more as available 

What person and professional growth opportunities are available?

  • Our positive, inclusive culture puts “people first”! 

  • Top of the line uniforms and PPE provided  

  • Career advancementCGPRFS PT members get the first opportunity to apply for FTE positions 

  • Assistance with FTE fire service employment with other departments 

  • Opportunity to maintain other employment and work part time as a firefighter 

What compensation can I expect?

  • During training: $25.46 per hour 

  • After training:$34.20 per hour plus: 

  • 6% vacation pay  

  • $1.25 shift differential for every hour worked on a 14 hour night shift 

  • Eligibility for pro-rated health and wellness benefits (under collective agreement) 

What we offer

You’re the type of person we’re looking for if you: 
  • Have a positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Have an aptitude for physically demanding but rewarding work
  • Are willing to work two 40 hour weeks Monday - Friday for mandatory recruit training
  • Can commit to a minimum of 48 hours (four 12 hour shifts) per month as per the collective agreement with the County of Grande Prairie Professional Firefighters Association Local 5108

As a part-time firefighter, we offer the following benefits

  • 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

More information on becoming a Part-Time Firefighter:

For more details about becoming a part-time firefighter with the County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Service, watch this recording of a virtual information session hosted by Regional Fire Service members to learn more about working for the County as a part-time firefighter:

View our video to learn what it's like to work at the Clairmont and Dunes Stations.

If you have questions about how to become a part-time firefighter or want to learn more about the position, send us an email or call us at 780-532-9727 to reach the County Regional Fire Service.