Part Time/On Call Firefighter Recruitment

The Municipality of Lambton Shores has a dedicated crew of part time/on call firefighters that are committed to providing fire protection, prevention, and public education services to the community.

Firefighters play an important role in keeping the community safe from fire and other hazards. If you are dedicated, have excellent team work skills and good health and physical fitness then consider joining our team! Firefighting is a great way to learn valuable skills, give back to your community and make extra income.

Firefighters are required to attend and respond to:

  • fire calls
  • medical calls
  • technical rescue calls
  • hazardous material incidents
  • wild fires
  • motor vehicle collisions
  • weekly or bi-weekly training nights
  • weekend training
  • incidents that are traumatic and could involve members of your community
  • volunteer activities Christmas Food Drives etc.

Firefighters should be:

  • comfortable with small or tight spaces
  • comfortable with heights
  • calm under pressure
  • good at following and understanding directions
  • willing to wear a pager 24/7
  • respond to calls at all hours of the day and night, in all weather conditions
  • aware of the physical demands of the job, including wearing approximately 100 lbs of gear at emergency incidents.

Recruitment Dates

The 2021 Recruitment has been extended until April 30, 2021.

Recruitment Process

Our recruitment process consists of a formal application, physical ability testing, interview, health and medical testing and submission of required documents.

Download the application form here, or paper copies can be picked up at a Municipal office or Fire Station.

Summary of Recruitment Stages

 Stage 1 - Candidate Information Nights

Anyone interested in applying as a firefighter are encouraged to attend one of the online information sessions. These sessions will provide information on the hiring process for all 5 of the Lambton Shores Fire Station locations.

April 22 at 10:30 a.m. or 7 p.m.

Please email to register for a session.

 Stage 2 - Submit Your Application
Application forms can be downloaded online here, or paper copies can be picked up at a Municipal Office or Fire Station.

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2021. Applications can be submitted to a Municipal Office (Grand Bend, Northville or Forest) to the attention of Karen Cameron, Executive Assistant or by email.

 Stage 3 - Physical Ability Test

All applicants may be required to undergo physical testing or a medical exam.

Testing will take place Monday, May 10, 2021 at the Thedford Fire Station commencing at 6:30 p.m.

Prior to physical testing blood pressure will be taken. If your resting blood pressure is higher than 150/100 you will not be permitted to proceed with the physical testing.

Please ensure you wear the appropriate clothing (active wear – running shoes and gym clothes) to complete the physical test. No watches, loose or restrictive jewelry.

Must be clean shaven for mask fit.

Physical testing evolutions will be performed with bunker gear and SCBA. Instructions will be provided to complete the evolutions.

Evolutions include: 

  • Carrying 65mm hose up and down flights of stairs
  • Lifting a 7m extension ladder off hooks at set height, placing on the ground and replacing back on hooks 
  • Dragging an 85kg dummy 15m 
  • Climbing up and down a 10.6m (35 foot) extension ladder 
  • A claustrophobic/confined space test
 Stage 4 - Interviews
Interviews will be tentatively conducted on the evenings of May 18 - 20. Only persons that were successful in the physical ability testing will be granted an interview.

Successful candidates will be required to attend mandatory training. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Certification process delivered by the Lambton Fire academy based at Lambton College will commence in October. 

Lambton Shores is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. Please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure your access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all applicants who apply, but only those who pass the physical testing and are selected to be interviewed will be acknowledged. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for candidate selection purposes only.


Lambton Shores is a safe, attractive and welcoming place to live and play; with a strong economy, community spirit and pride. Citizens have access to excellent health, educational, cultural and recreational and leisure facilities, programs and services. We are a growing community sensitive to our heritage, our environment and quality of life and a leader in local government service delivery.

Hiring Policy

Seasonal Positions

The following seasonal positions are typically available, and will be posted here when hiring begins:

  • Canteen and Concession Stand Staff
  • Marina Staff
  • Works and Maintenance Staff
  • Horticulture Staff
  • By-law Staff

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