Become a Firefighter

Make a real difference in the community

Volunteer firefighting is a rewarding way to serve your community, but it's a decision not to be taken lightly. It takes dedication, an ongoing commitment to mental and physical fitness, and many hours of training.

At the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service, we are always looking for caring, committed individuals to join our team as Volunteer Firefighters.

It's not merely a job; it's a way of life.

At the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service, we are always looking for caring, committed individuals to join our team as Volunteer Firefighters. We view the position of Firefighter not merely as a job, but as a way of life.

At the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service, we are always looking for caring, committed individuals to join our team as Volunteer Firefighters. We view the position of Firefighter not merely as a job, but as a way of life.

Volunteer Firefighters enhance Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service by helping to provide quick response to emergencies, fire safety education, and support of the fire departments’ other activities.

Contact Information


Alex Pavcek
Fire Chief

Email fireadmin (@) slavelake.ca
Phone 780.849.4110
Fax 780.849.4104

Basic Requirements

  • Valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s license
  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Criminal records check including vulnerable sectors check
  • Driver’s abstract
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to pass the LSRFS Physical Agility Testing
  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR (asset)
  • Previous firefighting experience (asset)

Are you:

  • A team player?
  • A quick thinker?
  • A natural leader?
  • An effective communicator?
  • Able to thrive in high-stress environments?
  • Available to attend regular training sessions?

If you answered yes to these, we just might have a spot for you on our team!

Our Expectations:

  • Be a role model within the community
  • Maintain positive interaction with the public
  • Train to learn new knowledge and skills as it relates to emergency response
  • Work as part of an effective team in training and emergency response
  • Rescue and evacuate members of the public from hazardous environments
  • Pre-hospital care response to a broad range of emergency incidents
  • Learn the trades of a Firefighter including:
  • Fire Science
  • Fire Suppression
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Engine Driver/Operator
  • HAZMAT Operations
  • Technical Rescue
  • Water Rescue
  • Command Strategy and Tactics
  • Incident Command
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Code Inspection
  • Fire Origin and Cause Investigation
  • Instructional Techniques
  • Public Education

Estimated Time Commitment:

  • Station 1 – Headquarters (Slave Lake) six hours per week (3 hours for scheduled training / 3 hours for response to emergency calls)
  • Station 2 (Widewater) three to four hours per week (2-3 hours for scheduled training / 1 hour for response to emergency calls)
  • Station 3 (Smith) three to four hours per week (2-3 hours for scheduled training / 1 hour for response to emergency calls)
  • Station 4 (Flatbush) three to four hours per week (2-3 hours for scheduled training / 1 hour for response to emergency calls)

Additional training and education providing both local and internationally certified training opportunities are also available throughout the year on a regular basis. If you want to be part of an amazing group of individuals who work as part of a team, apply online today.

Basic Requirements

  • Valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s license
  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Criminal records check including vulnerable sectors check
  • Driver’s abstract
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to pass the LSRFS Physical Agility Testing
  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR (asset)
  • Previous firefighting experience (asset)

Are you:

  • A team player?
  • A quick thinker?
  • A natural leader?
  • An effective communicator?
  • Able to thrive in high-stress environments?
  • Available to attend regular training sessions?

If you answered yes to these, we just might have a spot for you on our team!

Our Expectations:

  • Be a role model within the community
  • Maintain positive interaction with the public
  • Train to learn new knowledge and skills as it relates to emergency response
  • Work as part of an effective team in training and emergency response
  • Rescue and evacuate members of the public from hazardous environments
  • Pre-hospital care response to a broad range of emergency incidents
  • Learn the trades of a Firefighter including:
  • Fire Science
  • Fire Suppression
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Engine Driver/Operator
  • HAZMAT Operations
  • Technical Rescue
  • Water Rescue
  • Command Strategy and Tactics
  • Incident Command
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Code Inspection
  • Fire Origin and Cause Investigation
  • Instructional Techniques
  • Public Education

Estimated Time Commitment:

  • Station 1 – Headquarters (Slave Lake) six hours per week (3 hours for scheduled training / 3 hours for response to emergency calls)
  • Station 2 (Widewater) three to four hours per week (2-3 hours for scheduled training / 1 hour for response to emergency calls)
  • Station 3 (Smith) three to four hours per week (2-3 hours for scheduled training / 1 hour for response to emergency calls)
  • Station 4 (Flatbush) three to four hours per week (2-3 hours for scheduled training / 1 hour for response to emergency calls)

Additional training and education providing both local and internationally certified training opportunities are also available throughout the year on a regular basis. If you want to be part of an amazing group of individuals who work as part of a team, apply online today.

Volunteer Firefighter Application

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Featured Community Events

Calendar Social Inclusion
Date 10.28.2022 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Social Inclusion program is a safe place for adults and teens living with a disability or barrier to interact with others and get creative.

ASB Fall Social
11.04.2022 5:00 pm

The Lesser Slave River ASB is proud to host its 18th annual Fall Social. Got your tickets?

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