The fire and recuse service is one of the most diverse and challenging professions. It is this diversity that inspires most men and women to enter the service - both as volunteers and career employees. Imagine having to train for situations such as building fires, hazardous chemical spills, heart attacks, vehicle accidents, and almost any imaginable emergency situation in between. This diversity must be met by the commitment of firefighters to respond to calls day or night, in rain or snow, under potentially stressful and emotional circumstances. All of these factors contribute to a personally rewarding volunteer experience.
You need more than just a desire to help people and give back to the community though. You also need courage and dedication, assertiveness, and a willingness to learn new skills and face new challenges. The fire and rescue service is not for the meek or timid, nor is it for those who lose control of their emotions during times of crisis. Our service is one that calls on its members to perform hot, sweaty, dirty, strenuous work, often in uncertain and hazardous environments. The personal rewards and satisfaction received from fire and rescue service are often beyond description. Accomplishment, compassion, and fulfillment are only a few of the words firefighters use to describe their feelings about their position.
To be eligible for consideration as a volunteer firefighter with the Prescott Fire Department, candidates must submit a Volunteer Firefighter Application and:
- Have a valid Ontario Driver's License
- Be a minimum age of 18 years old
- Physically able to perform tasks/duties of the job
- Able to commit to training and respond to emergency calls
- Have no conviction of a criminal offence related to the job duties of a firefighter
Prescott Fire Department: Volunteer Firefighter Application
The Prescott Fire Department is an equal opportunity employer.
- Volunteer firefighters are provided with an insurance policy by VFIS providing a limited number of accident and disability benefits. The details of the insurance are provided to firefighters at the beginning of their probationary period.
- Volunteer firefighters are supplied with personal protection clothing in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Prescott Fire Department Policy. This includes Duty Gear and Dress Uniforms for public events and exercises.