Fire department looking for volunteers – tough training program.

By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON, ON.  January 21st, 2013   The Burlington Fire Department is looking for individuals who are interested in a challenging opportunity to serve their community as a volunteer firefighter. Applications are now available.  The submission deadline is 11:59p.m., Feb. 1, 2013.

There are a lot of gotta’s with this opportunity.

You must be a Burlington resident and be at least 18 years of age.

Meet the volunteer firefighter requirements as outlined on the city’s website

Be prepared to volunteer your time to training, firefighting and other related duties

The Fire Department consists of both professional and volunteer firefighters. Being a volunteer firefighter is no ordinary job; the work is varied and challenging. New recruits will be assigned to Fire Headquarters, Station No. 1 located on Fairview Street or Fire Station No. 5 located in Kilbride based on where the applicant lives. The Kilbride station covers the rural areas of Burlington, mostly north of No. 2 Sideroad.

For more information about requirements, preferred qualifications and how to apply online.

While firefighting can be dangerous the men and women who do this work are exceptionally well-trained.  Burlington firefighters did very well in a recent extraction competition.

In the past Burlington firefighters have been recognized for their bravery and public service.  It is well paid work with a great group of people.


These Burlington fire fighters were recognized by the province for their bravery and excellent work.

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