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. Before applying to become a Paid on-call Firefighter, it is important that prospective firefighters realize what is involved in being a fire department member. This information is intended to describe how Kananaskis Emergency Services operates and provide you some background information before you make the decision to commit to our team. You are encouraged to discuss this information with your family and employer and to contact any of the members of the department if you require additional information.
How often do we train and when do we respond to calls?
We support our members with the best opportunities to advance in their professional training experiences. Training sessions are held throughout the year on a Monday or Tuesday and could be done during the day or evening, depending on the training schedule. Certified training & courses are taught both in-house and through external professional agencies in cooperation with the Calgary Regional Emergency Services Training Group (CREST) and in compliance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.
Qualified Paid on-call Firefighters are assigned pagers which provide notification that assistance is required and are expected to respond to calls when available.
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Minimum Requirements to join the KES team
- 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
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