Recruitment

 Fire Fighters Practice Putting Out Fire

Are You a High School Student?

McDougall Fire Department is announcing a Junior Firefighter program. The program will consist of student firefighters who will train and learn with the firefirefighters on Tuesday nights from 7:00 till 9:30 pm. Students will learn First aid CPR, firefighting skills, basic vehicle maintenance, auto extrication and working as a team member in an emergency situations. The time spent with the Fire Department will count towards your school volunteer hours as well as a honorarium. If you are between 15 and 18 years old and live in the Municipality of McDougall please fill out an application and send it to Fire Chief Patrick Shoebottom pshoebottom@mcdougall.ca.

Join our Firefighting Team

We're always looking for a few good people to join our ranks. The department trains every Tuesday evening and members respond to alarms as they occur.  All that is required is to be a minimum of 18 years of age, in good physical health with a current medical exam, have 24 hour transportation available and have a willingness to learn. All the training you require, from CPR and First Aid through your Class DZ driver’s license will be provided by the department.  General recruitment starts with by submitting an application

Our firefighters are covered under Workman’s Compensation from the Workers Safety and Insurance Board and receive a comprehensive On Duty Accident and Sickness Benefit coverage from Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Services (VFIS). Our Volunteer Firefighters are compensated for their training and emergency responses based on the current 2 year contract between the McDougall Firefighters Association and the Corporation of the Municipality of McDougall.

"It is with great pleasure that I get to serve along side some of the most fantastic men and women in our municipality, they are willing to leave a fantastic slumber or to leave a family dinner to come and help those in need through out our community."

Patrick Shoebottom                                                                                                                                                                                                           Fire Chief