The Town of Vegreville employs approximately 25 on-call firefighters and is always looking for more people to add to our team. Our members are committed, passionate, courageous, and extremely dedicated to keeping Vegreville safe!
What are Paid On-Call Firefighters (POCF)?
POCFs get alerted to emergencies and when available, go to the station to get dressed in protective gear and then respond in our emergency vehicles to provide emergency response services.
POCFs participate in local Community activities and Fire Prevention Programs.
All POCFs receive compensation for regular weekly practices and responding to emergency incidents. POCFs train very hard, receive NFPA Level training at no cost and perform routine checks of emergency response vehicles.
If you have a love for your community, a desire to commit yourself to a higher calling, and compassion to help others who are in need, you are who we are looking for.
- At least 18 years of age
- Live within 8-12 minutes of the station
- Can meet the minimum training requirements of 1 evening per week, and some weekends throughout the year
- Ability to respond to a minimum requirement of the emergency calls we receive
- Possession of a valid Alberta Drivers’ License and satisfactory driving record; and
- A clear criminal record check
- Property and wildland fires in the town and county
- Extrication of people trapped in vehicles, machinery, trenches and buildings
- High/Low-angle and confined space incidents
- Medical assistance with Provincial EMS Services
- Hazardous materials spills
- International/pro-board firefighter certification training– NFPA 1001 including HAZMAT, vehicle extrication, and interior structural attack
- Standard First Aid (higher level may be offered periodically)
- Public education specialist experience and training
- Fire Investigation
- Safety Codes Officer (business compliance)
- High/Low Angle Rope Rescue
- Confined Space Entry
- Fire Practice attendance Wednesday nights
- Satisfactory Emergency Incident attendance
- Additional training evenings and weekends as offered
- Ability to wear heavy gear and masks
- Able to effectively communicate in stressful/emergency situations
When you become a member of Vegreville Emergency Services (VES), you’re not only part of a team, but a family. A family built on 100 years of trust and honour to the department and each other. Our families are as much a part of the department as the members themselves. Members and their families take part in social activities that are essential to the comradery of any organization, but also being local citizens, these social activities are to recognize the important contributions that our members and families play in offering a Fire and Rescue capability to the local community. Members of VES work very closely with other emergency responders to ensure the highest standard of care and protection.