Do you have a desire to help keep your community safe? Becoming a Part-Time/On-Call Firefighter is one of the most challenging, fast-paced, and rewarding opportunities available.

Lambton Shores Fire and Emergency Services provides emergency response from five volunteer fire stations in the communities of Arkona, Forest, Grand Bend, Northville, and Thedford. If you're interested in becoming a Part-Time/On-Call Firefighter in Lambton Shores, the information on this page will help you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

The Municipality of Lambton Shores typically recruits firefighters each year, but recruitment campaigns are based on the needs of each station. Those interested in applying can submit an application at anytime, and your application will be included in the next recruitment campaign.

Program Information

The Municipality of Lambton Shores maintains and operates five part-time/on-call stations, which are led by the Chief of Fire and Emergency Services. Recruitment of Part-Time/On-Call Firefighters is conducted on an as-needed basis when openings occur at each station.

General Part-Time/On-Call Firefighter duties

Part-Time/On-Call Firefighters are responsible for a wide variety of duties including, but not limited to:

  • Responding to fire and rescue emergencies
  • Performing manual work of a hazardous nature involving fighting fires, salvaging, and rescue work and administering first aid under direct supervision
  • Participating in regular training
  • Conducting regular maintenance work of the fire station, apparatus, and equipment
  • Participating in public education and awareness initiatives within the community

Part-Time/On-Call Firefighter recruitment qualifications

To become a Volunteer Firefighter with the Municipality of Lambton Shores, you must meet several minimum qualifications:

  • Live and/or work within the volunteer response area that you are applying to. Preference is given to those residing within 3km of a fire station
  • Be able to communicate in English, both speaking and writing
  • Be able to conduct routine maintenance and cleaning of stations and all types of apparatus and equipment used
  • Have a valid Ontario class G driver's license with the ability to obtain an Ontario class DZ driver's license during the probationary period
  • Be able to work in a highly structured work environment and follow the rules and procedures of the fire service
  • Have Grade 12 or approved equivalent
  • Have the ability to make decisions and react calmly and quickly in emergency situations
  • Maintain the physical strength and agility to perform hard work and operate all firefighting/rescue apparatus and equipment
  • Not have any criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted
  • Successfully complete the recruit training program

Additional requirements and preferred qualifications may be included in job posting once positions are available.

Application Process

The Municipality conducts regular recruitment drives as positions are made available. The Municipality is not currently conducting an active recruitment, but you can submit a resume at any time by emailing Kandace Cook, Human Resources Coordinator.

During a recruitment, the application process includes:

  1. Application Submission: once a recruitment begins, applications and resumes are submitted online
  2. Physical Ability Test: Applicants may be required to undergo physical testing. Only persons selected for testing will be invited to attend
  3. Interviews: Those successful in the Physical Ability Testing are invited to an in-person interview. Only persons selected will be invited to interview
  4. Selection Process: Selected candidates will be required to provide references, and other pre-employment related documentation



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