Earlier this week, South Frontenac Fire & Rescue (SFFR) launched its bi-annual Volunteer Fire Fighter Recruitment campaign. They are hoping to to bolster the ranks of committed individuals who want to give back to their community in a meaningful and rewarding way.
Following a successful recruitment program in 2019, SFFR is again hoping for strong interest in this opportunity, with plans to begin training for a new class of recruits in the spring of 2021, according to a release from South Frontenac, dated Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020.
“Chief Knott and his team have made great strides over the past few years to ensure our department is efficient, well trained, and positioned to continue providing exemplary service to our growing community. Volunteer recruitment ensures we can maintain that level of service by filling vacancies resulting from retirements or other departures,” explained Mayor Ron Vandewal. “I take great pride in our fire service, and want to encourage anyone interested in giving back to our community to consider applying.”
According to the release, South Frontenac Volunteer Fire Fighters respond to a wide variety of situations, ranging from emergencies that threaten life or property to routine citizen requests for information or assistance. Incumbents are responsible for combating, extinguishing and/or preventing fires, providing emergency medical response and aid, and conducting rescue operations in order to prevent loss of life or further injury. SFFR firefighters are also involved in fire safety, fire prevention, and public education activities.
Successful applicants will complete 6 months of extensive training with their fellow recruits beginning the spring of 2021, ensuring they are properly equipped to serve their community for years to come, the township said in the release.
“Our training program provides men and women with the same level of training as a full time fire fighter in any city across North America,” noted Director of Fire & Emergency Services, Chief Darcy Knott. “With SFFR playing an even greater role in medical assistance during the pandemic, consistent recruitment is vital to ensuring our eight stations spread out across the township remain equipped for any emergency that faces the residents of South Frontenac.”
Interested parties can submit their resume and relevant training information to Jillian McCormick, Human Resources/Legislative Compliance Officer, in person or via email to [email protected] by 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Previous applicants are required to resubmit their application in order to be considered during this recruitment campaign, South Frontenac said in the release.
For a full job description and information on how to apply, please visit the Township of South Frontenac Facebook page or website at www.southfrontenac.net.
About South Frontenac Fire & Rescue:
SFFR is a hybrid force made up of two full time staff and 110 volunteer fire fighters. With 8 fire stations and 36 apparatus located throughout the township, SFFR volunteer fire fighters help to protect 18,646 residents across 941 sq. km. of beautiful landscape.