Being a firefighter is one of the most rewarding and exciting things you can do. It is also a huge commitment and brings a large degree of responsibility. The public calls on our help in their most vulnerable time of need, and we must respond quickly and professionally. That means knowing what to do when we arrive at an incident and doing it properly and efficiently.
The Bluewater Fire Department is accepting applications for its Auxiliary Firefighter Program. The program allows for up to two auxiliary members to be at each station (Bayfield, Brucefield, Hensall and Zurich) for a total of eight on the department. The auxiliary members will train with the fire personnel and after reaching a pre-determined level, and when approved by the Fire Chief and Station Chief, will be allowed to attend emergency calls and assist in tasks that are considered non-life threatening.
If you think you have the skills, aptitude and the dedication to serve your community, contact the municipal office at 519236-4351 to request the application.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, we will provide all necessary firefighting and first aid training. Any relevant past experience or training may help you in the selection process, but we welcome applications of any experience level.
Yes, volunteer firefighters are paid for emergency responses and attendance at training sessions.
Being an auxiliary or volunteer firefighter does require a time commitment which may impact on your family life. Applicants are encouraged to discuss this matter with their families and employers prior to submitting an application.