The City of Charlottetown’s Fire Department is launching its volunteer firefighter recruitment campaign on Wednesday, September 21.
Application packages will be available from September 21 to October 21 at the Charlottetown Fire Department Station No. 1, 89 Kent Street. All volunteer firefighters in Charlottetown receive training and leadership development, insurance coverage, fellowship, and annual honorariums.
"I want to thank all of the individuals who have served as volunteers over the past number of years," said Mayor Clifford Lee. "Volunteer firefighters play a key role in our protective and emergency services and I encourage new volunteers to take on the challenge."
"It is an extremely selfless service that these volunteers provide," said Councillor Jason Coady. "By making the valuable commitment to become a volunteer firefighter, you can make a difference in your community."
The City’s two fire stations include a roster of 77 volunteers to perform a number of duties including: rescues, fire response, vehicle and equipment operation and maintenance, and assisting with fire prevention and education programs.
"Volunteering to be a firefighter is an important and valuable commitment that you are making to your community," said Charlottetown Fire Chief Randy MacDonald. "We are looking for a few good people who are interested in both serving and helping to make a difference in their community. They are strongly encouraged to take the next step and become a Volunteer Firefighter, a truly rewarding experience."
For more information or to pick up an application package, visit the Charlottetown Fire Department’s Station No. 1 at 89 Kent Street or call 902-629-4083. Information is also available online at: www.charlottetownfire.com/process/
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