Recruiting

Do you want to become a part-time firefighter?

We are proud to belong to a highly trained fire department. We train in all areas of firefighting including hose line advancement, self-contained breathing apparatus, fire attack and learn many other firefighting skills.

Do you want to become a part-time firefighter? If so, you will find the Applicant Information Guide below helpful.

Also, view the video to meet other members of our team and hear some of their personal stories.

Why become a part-time firefighter?

  • You are interested in public safety

  • To join a great team

  • To develop skills and experiences

  • To be involved in your community

  • Because it is rewarding

The benefits

There are many benefits to being a part-time firefighter in Gravenhurst such as:

  • Free training: All firefighting, rescue, CPR, first aid and other emergency training is provided
  • Protective clothing and equipment: All gear and equipment is provided at no cost
  • Uniforms: Free uniforms are provided
  • Competitive wages for attending emergency calls, training and some other department activities
  • Workers Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) benefits
  • Insurance benefits provided by Volunteer Firemen's Insurance Service Inc. (VFIS) including access to our Employee and Family Assistance Plan
  • Leadership: There are opportunities for promotion and greater responsibility
  • Friendship and memories that last a lifetime

Are you eligible?

To be a part-time firefighter you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Live in the Town of Gravenhurst or surrounding area
  • Have 24 hour transportation available
  • Be in good health: a pre-employment medical screening form signed by a nurse practitioner or doctor must be provided
  • Provide a clean Vulnerable Sector criminal background check

How to apply

  • Download our application form, complete it and
    • mail it to us at 190 Harvie Street, Unit 1, Gravenhurst, Ontario, P1P 1S9
    • drop off the application form at 190 Harvie Street, Unit 1, Gravenhurst, during business hours or on a Wednesday evening between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Complete our online application form
 Recruit selection process
 

Stage 1: Applications are reviewed

Stage 2: Recruit open house/information session held

Stage 3: Physical aptitude testing

Stage 4: Interview

Stage 5: Medical screening form and Vulnerable Sector Criminal Background check requested

Stage 6: Job offer

 Recruit Training
 Recruits start our training program when the selection process is complete. A training schedule is provided.

 

 

 

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