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.

Take the next step in your firefighting career and join the County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Service as a paid Part-Time Firefighter. 

Spark Your Career. Ignite Your Future.

We recruit NFPA Certified Firefighters - Clairmont and Dunes Stations.

Challenge yourself and gain diverse municipal firefighting experience while living in one of the most economically vibrant and picturesque regions of Alberta, Canada. 

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying for a part-time firefighter position and if we are actively hiring, we appreciate your interest, all candidates must apply through the online portal.

Review the part time firefighter application guide.

If you have any questions about applying to become a part time firefighter, send us an email or call 780-532-9727 to reach the County Regional Fire Station. 

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 No. 1. 

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 you 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

Education required

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 we offer

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

What we expect

As a part time firefighter, we will expect:

  • Positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Aptitude for physically demanding but rewarding work
  • For new part time recruits, we expect seven 12 hour shifts for mandatory recruit training
  • A minimum commitment 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

More information:

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.

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