We are seeking Paid Responders to join the County Regional Fire Service team at the Bezanson, Hythe, La Glace and Teepee Creek fire stations, and at fire departments in the towns of Beaverlodge, Sexsmith and Wembley. 
Please note* If you live in the City of Grande Prairie, we will not be able to accept your application; in order to best serve our communities, you must live within the specified distances below. 

Ready to make a difference in your community, take on a challenge, and be part of a team? Consider becoming a Paid Responder in your community! Learn more about what our paid responders do, qualifications for the job and what we offer to you as a member of our team. No pre-service training required.

Who are Paid Responders?

Our paid responders are regular people that wish to help their communities. They come from all walks of life and want to make a difference. Our paid responders provide their time to train and respond to incidents and work beside our career and volunteer firefighters from other stations. They are trained, dedicated and committed to helping people in their time of need. You can train to become a medical first responder, firefighter or both.

Paid responders are compensated by the County to train and respond to incidents; the training provided is internationally recognized and transferable. 

 What do Paid Responders do?

Paid responders are trained to respond to emergency incidents of all kinds. They respond to fires, rescues, medical, hazardous materials, and many other types of calls. Paid responders train to achieve required skills. They maintain and clean equipment and apparatus and work with our partners to mitigate emergency incidents. They also support their respective communities through public education and support of community activities.

Paid responders will be able to complete training in diverse competencies such as:

  • Firefighting
  • Vehicle rescue and extrication
  • Medical pre-hospital care
  • Specialized rescue, ice, rope, farm, large animal
  • Wildland firefighting
  • Dangerous goods

Make a difference – apply today!

What you need to apply

If you’re interested in becoming a paid responder, you're required to:

Live within 15 kilometres of the following:

  • Hamlet of Bezanson Fire Station
  • Hamlet of Hythe Fire Station
  • Hamlet of La Glace Fire Station
  • Hamlet of Teepee Creek Station
  • Town of Beaverlodge Fire Department
  • Town of Sexsmith Fire Department
  • Town of Wembley Fire Department

The Wembley Fire Department is always interested in potential new members! Consider applying to become a Volunteer Firefighter.  For questions or to apply, email District Chief Matt Smith.

Minimum requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a current Alberta Driver’s License
  • Demonstrate a safe driving record with a Driver Abstract
  • Have a Grade 12 education
  • Have a RCMP Criminal Record Check - vulnerable sector
  • Have a doctors letter confirming you’re medically fit to perform firefighting duties
  • If you are between the ages of 16 -18 you can apply to become a Fire Cadet

What we offer

As a paid responder, we offer the following benefits:

  • Ability to help your community and connect with community members
  • Work with a great team
  • Flexibility to work with your schedule and interests
  • Ability to transfer to any fire station in North America once education certification is complete
  • Additional benefits like WCB coverage and life insurance coverage
  • Free training, including advanced medical training, basic first aid, driver training, and more
  • Compensation is provided for training and all assigned duties.

What we expect

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As a paid responder, we will expect:

  • Positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Aptitude for physically demanding but rewarding work.
  • Additional 2.5 hour training sessions per week
  • Some weekend training is involved.

If you have any questions about applying to become a paid responder, send us an email.

 Apply to become a Paid Responder

Station contacts

If you are interested in learning more about our contracted fire stations, you can contact the following Stations.

Town of Beaverlodge

Email the Fire Chief Stan Metcalf

780-933-8168

Town of Sexsmith

Bryan Hall, District Fire Chief

Email Fire Recruitment

780-933-1792

Town of Wembley

Matt Smith, District Fire Chief 

Email the District Fire Chief

780-814-2453