Are you interested in answering the call?
For many years, the members of the four Regional District paid-on-call fire departments have been there to answer the call for help from their neighbours and serve their communities.
Our goal is to provide the most effective and efficient fire protection for those residents and businesses in the areas served:
- Ellison Fire Department
- Joe Rich Fire Rescue
- North Westside Fire Rescue
- Wilson’s Landing Fire Department
As a paid-on-call (POC) firefighter, you’ll receive training and personal reward and satisfaction in knowing that you are providing a valuable service for your community. Interested? View More Information
The RDCO Fire Services objective is to save lives and property, and as a Paid-on-Call Firefighter dedication to meeting this objective is critical.
Service as a POC member of any of our Departments requires serious commitment. Careful consideration of all our components of service should be undertaken and this application manual has been designed to provide information that will assist you in determining whether POC firefighting is a suitable pursuit for you.
Among the qualifications you must meet to apply to become a paid-on-call firefighter:
- At least 19 years of age;
- Good physical health and condition;
- Live within eight kilometers of a firehall in the area you will serve.
Find out more by viewing our Paid-on-Call Firefighter Recruitment Manual and downloading our Application Form.