Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment


Coaldale & District Emergency Services is looking for Volunteer/POC Firefighters

Minimum Qualifications

  • 18 years of age
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta Drivers License with driving record that demonstrates responsible and safe driving behaviour
  • Have no criminal record
  • Live within the Town of Coaldale boundaries or within a reasonable distance to the firehall approved by the Chief
  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR-AED
  • Ability to read and communicate in English
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well within a team environment
  • Physically and Mentally fit to perform job related functions of firefighting

Preferred Qualifications

  • Available to respond to emergency calls during daytime hours
  • Current Alberta College of Paramedics registered Practitioner (EMR, PCP, ACP)
  • Firefighting/Medical Response Experience
  • NFPA Firefighter Training
  • Class 2 Alberta drivers license with Air Brakes endorsement

Recruiting Process

  • Submit Application form and Resume to Fire Chief; forms are available online from the Town of Coaldale website or pick up an application form from the firehall
  • Fire Chief will contact selected applicants for a Panel Interview
  • Successful applicants from Interview will be contacted to attend the job specific physical assessment and orientation night
  • Tentative position will be offered to selected applicants after successful completion of Physical Assessment
  • Police check including vulnerable sector search and 3 year commercial driver’s abstract must be submitted (successful applicants will be reimbursed by Fire Department for any costs associated)
  • Firefighter Probationary Period of 1 year (Evaluations after every 3 months)
  • Training – It is expected that firefighters are willing to undertake necessary courses and participate in in-house training. Courses that are expected of new firefighters to complete are
  • ICS 100
  • NFPA 1001 Level 1
  • First Aid/CPR if not already certified

Application can be found on the Town Website – CLICK HERE or can be picked up at the firehall.

Please drop off application at the Coaldale Firehall in person, by fax to 403-345-1335 or email to firechief@coaldale.ca.   Successful applicants will be contacted and invited to the next step in the recruitment process.