Become A Firefigher
Serving in the Mount Uniacke Fire Department can be a lifelong, rewarding experience.Â The basic committment for every firefighter begins with training that is held each Tuesday night from 7:00 – 9:00pm as well as responding to calls when you are available in the community.Â Calls are dispatched to firefighters via a 2-way pager system and calls can come in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Â Firefighter calls can be many of the following types : medical assists, car fires, structure fires, mutual aid to other fire departments, motor vehicle accidents and many more.
To be eligible to be a volunteer firefighter in the Uniacke & District Volunteer Fire Department:
- You must be at least 19 years of age
- Reside in the community of Mount Uniacke
- Complete an application including:
- Medical Assessment Form
- Criminal Record Check
Once you pass in your application, criminal record check and medical, you will be interviewed by our membership committee who will in turn present your application to the membership to be voted in as a probationary firefighter.
If you are voted in as a probationary firefighter, you can begin to attend training nights at the hall where you will begin in-house training in topics such as : Personal Protective Equipment, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), Ropes and Knots, Ground Ladders, Fire Behaviour, Hoses and Nozzles, Fire Streams and many more.Â Once you have been actively involved in the fire department for approximately one year, you may be eligible to be sent to the NS Firefighter’s School to receive your Firefighter Level 1 certification.Â For more details on training thatÂ a potential member could receive, please click the Firefighter Training link in the menu on the left.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please drop by our fire hall at 654 Highway #1 in Mount Uniacke to pick-up an application.Â Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:00am – 12:00 and 1:00 – 5:00.
To download a PDF copy of our application, click the link below and the application will load in a new window.Â The application includes all forms including the Criminal Record Check.Â You need to visit your local RCMP detachment to have the check done.Â Windsor RCMP may perform the check free of charge.Â The applicant details on pages 4 and 5 can be filled out electronically before printing.
All initial costs for medical assessments and their related tests as well as the criminal record check are the responsibilty of the applicant.Â Please keep all receipts as these costs will be reimbursed once you are successfully voted in to the department as a probationary firefighter.
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