Are you at least 18 years old? West Lincoln Fire and Emergency Services are looking for people who are interested in serving our community as volunteer firefighters!

Why be a Volunteer Firefighter?West Lincoln Fire Department

Some of our volunteers chose the Fire Department as a way to serve their community. Others enjoy working and having fun with a great group of people. Others are eager to learn new life skills. 

Being a volunteer firefighter has a number of benefits. As a volunteer, you will:

  • receive a reward at year-end based on the accumulation of training attendance, emergency calls and community functions
  • receive life insurance and coverage for accident or illness resulting from firefighting
  • have access to counselling programs for yourself and your immediate family members

Apply

Every year, we review the number of active firefighters in our stations and hire new recruits based on that review. To become a volunteer firefighter, you must first complete the online application below. You must be at least 18 years old to apply. 

Apply Online

If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be interviewed by our Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief. To be accepted as a new recruit, you must:

  1. Provide a Certificate of Medical Fitness
  2. Provide a Certificate from the Niagara Regional Police (criminal record check)
  3. Complete a 12-month probationary period

After recruit training is finished, you will begin a probationary period where there are evaluations and skillsets required to be performed. Recruit training is every Wednesday 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm with some additional weeknights.

Firefighter training

We place a high value on the training that we provide. It's a great way to expand your skill set and improve your career opportunities. Volunteer firefighters that pass training will graduate with their National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)1001 Level 1 and 2 certificates.

We train to NFPA standards. Our volunteer firefighters receive ongoing training for all aspects of firefighting and are trained in:

  • firefighting operations
  • emergency first aid
  • CPR
  • vehicle extrication
  • water rescue
  • hazardous materials handling
  • air-brake driver's licence (Z endorsement)