Paid On Call Firefighter

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Paid On Call Firefighter – 2018 Intake Now Open
Want to become a firefighter?

Like many Emergency Services providers in Canada, Kananaskis Emergency Services relies on its Paid on-call Firefighters to complete the response team required to provide community level services and emergency response capabilities throughout the municipality.

Paid On Call Application Form

What does being a Paid On Call Firefighter Entail?

No previous training is required to join the Paid On Call program. Accredited fire training is provided through the departments training program. Members train on average of 30 hours per month to obtain various levels and disciplines of fire service and medical training. In the first 2-3 months, members complete their fundamental training which gives them the skills and knowledge to begin responding to emergency calls to obtain on-the-job experience. At this time members also begin working an average of 10 hours in station per month to strengthen their knowledge of daily fire station operations.

All training is provided at no cost and you are compensated for your time training, on emergency responses and on shift in station.

What is the difference between the Paid On Call (POC) Application and the Firefighter Residency Apprenticeship Program (FRAP)?

The Paid On Call (POC) program is for individuals who currently work and reside within Kananaskis.
The FRAP is for individuals who do NOT currently work and reside within Kananaskis and are willing to commit to the 18-month program minimum.

Requirements to join the KES team

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Good physical condition
  • Completed Criminal Records Check
  • Completed Driver’s Abstract
  • Current Alberta Vehicle Operator’s License (or equivalent)
  • Resident of the Kananaskis Improvement District
  • Employment within the area
  • Reliable vehicle

Application Deadline January 31st 2018

For further questions please contact Captain Gary Robertson at or 403-591-7755