Status: We're currently recruiting for Paid Responders in La Glace and Bezanson.

Ready to make a difference in your community, take on a challenge, and be part of a team? 

If you're wanting to become a paid responder, we appreciate your interest.  See below to learn more about what our paid responders do, qualifications for the job and what we offer to you as a member of our team.

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.

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

You can make a difference

How to applyAnswer the Call Poster

If you’re interested in applying to be a paid responder, we appreciate your interest. We accept applications year-round. To apply to be a paid responder: 

Where you can apply

You can apply directly to the following stations who are currently recruiting:

Current openings

The following stations are currently recruiting, please contact the Station Captain below to submit your application:

Hamlet of La Glace Station #1

If you live within 15 kilometres of La Glace, send an email to Captain Choboter Tchoboter@countygp.ab.ca

Hamlet of Bezanson Station #9

If you live within 15 Kilometres of Bezanson, send an email to Captain Bulford 

Hamlet of Teepee Creek Station #2

If you live within 15 kilometres of Teepee Creek, send an email to Captain Mclaughlin 

What you need to apply

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

  • Live no more than 15 minutes from the fire station
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a current Alberta Driver’s Licence
  • Demonstrate a safe driving record with a Drivers Abstract
  • Have a Grade 12 education
  • Have a RCMP Criminal Record Check
  • Have a doctors letter confirming you’re medically fit to perform firefighting duties

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

What we expect

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 or call 780-402-9386 to reach the County Regional Fire Station.

Station contacts

If you are interested in learning more about our other fire stations, you can contact the following Station Captains.

Town of Beaverlodge

Stan Metcalf, Fire Chief 

Email the Fire Chief

780-933-8168

Town of Sexsmith

Deputy Chief Jason Nesbitt

Email Fire Recruitment

780-882-1540

Town of Wembley

Matt Smith, Fire Chief 

Email the Fire Chief

780-814-2453

Village of Hythe

Landon Reimer

Email the Fire Chief

587-343-4414