Our part time fire fighters take great pride in belonging to one of the most highly trained departments in the District. Our members are trained in all aspects of firefighting; from hose line advancement to self-contained breathing apparatus to fire attack and obtain many other firefighting skills. New recruits join forces with other recruits from Muskoka and participate in a joint fire fighter training program. At the end of program, each fire fighter transitions to active emergency response duties.
There are many benefits to becoming a part-time fire fighter in Gravenhurst. Some of the benefits include:
Free Transferrable Training: All firefighting, rescue, CPR, first aid and other emergency training is provided at no cost.
Protective Clothing and Equipment: All gear and equipment is provided at no cost.
Uniforms: Dress and be a part of an organized and dedicated group of like-minded people.
Leadership: There will be opportunities for advancement and responsibility on both the firefighting and support sides of the department.
Family: Enjoy camaraderie and lifelong friendships.
Recognition and Social Activities: Take part in the annual spousal appreciation dinner and the children's' Christmas party.
Comprehensive Insurance Coverage: Have the benefit of Workplace Safety & Insurance Board AND Accident and Sickness Policy through Volunteer Firemen's Insurance Services (VFIS) for you and your family.
And So Much More
Prospective part-time fire fighters must:
Be eighteen years of age or older
Be a resident of the Town of Gravenhurst or surrounding area
Have twenty-four hour transportation available
Be in good physical health - a pre-employment medical screening form signed by a medical practitioner/physician must be provided
Successfully complete and provide a police background check (Vulnerable Sector Check)
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