They say there is no better time than the present to pursue your dream of becoming a firefighter. Fire Chief of Lacombe Ed van Delden is encouraging anyone who has even the slightest interest to come out to their recruitment information session.

Lacombe Fire was established in 1907 and is currently has a fulltime Fire Chief, a deputy Fire Chief and close to 40 volunteer fire fighters. Those volunteers receive some compensation at an hourly rate while responding to emergencies.

The Chief says that recently some openings have popped up. “People leave the organization for any number of reasons from work changes to life changes,” thus creating new opportunities for those looking to get their foot in the door.

“They no longer can make the commitment or they can't make the commitment for a number of years.”

He says that there are actually even options for those that maybe aren’t quite old enough to volunteer but want to get a head start on a career in Fire, or just even want to test it out and see if they like it.

Students from Wolf Creek Schools can even use training towards their high school credits.

“They can’t really be responding to calls but they can take training and receive credit for that training and many of them eventually of course sign up to be members of fire departments throughout the region.”

Fire department members obtain formal fire training in addition to regular training nights every month, they are on call 24/7 for one week of every four.

Approximately 275 calls for service are taken per year saving the community more than two million dollars annually.

To ask questions or express interest, the information session is at 7 pm on Friday October 12 2018 at the Lacombe Fire Department.

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