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.

More Local News

Bigger building to make a bigger difference for child advocacy

The Central Alberta Children’s Advocacy Centre is expanding by a very large margin, their current 1400 sq. ft location will be expanding to 10,000 sq. ft. They have been awarded a 50-year lease to…

Red Deer County council approves 2019 budget

At the December 4th, 2018 council meeting, Red Deer County approved their 2019-2021 operating budget and their 2019-2023 capital budgets. Mayor of Red Deer County Jim Wood says most of their costs…

Arrest in Penhold after altercation with RCMP

From Innisfail RCMP: On December 7, 2018, at approximately 730 am, a lone Innisfail RCMP member observed a vehicle parked at the Esso gas station in Penhold, Alta. Police observed a vehicle parked at…

CP Holiday Train rolling through central Alberta this weekend

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is celebrating its 20th year and you're invited! It left Montreal on November 27th and arrives in Central Alberta this Sunday, December 10th. First stop after…

UPDATE: Located. 15-year-old missing from Rocky Mountain House

From Rocky Mountain House RCMP: December 10th, 2018: UPDATE: Located. The Rocky Mountain House RCMP can confirm that missing Katarina Cardinal has been located. The RCMP thank the public and media…

Lacombe police investigating armed robbery at Circle K

From Lacombe Police: The Lacombe Police Service continue to investigate an armed robbery which occurred in the early morning hours of December 4th. On December 4th, 2018 at approximately 2:23 AM,…

Twinkle Tours take to skies over Lacombe for 4th straight year

It's that time of year again, where you have a chance to take a unique view of Central Alberta, courtesy of the Lacombe Flying Club's 4th annual Twinkle Tours event. The annual tours, which support…

21-year-old man missing from Ponoka

From Ponoka RCMP: The Ponoka RCMP is seeking the public's assistance in locating 21 year old Alexis Littlechild. Littlechild was last seen in the area of the Centennial Centre in Ponoka on November…

RCMP lay 57 charges on one male

From Innisfail RCMP: On December 4th, 2018 at approximately 1145 am Innisfail RCMP received a complaint of a male highly intoxicated at the Super 8 motel in Innisfail Alberta. RCMP arrived a found a…

Red Deer Symphony Orchestra looking for sympathy from council

The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra, a community-oriented professional performing arts organization, made a request through the city's Recreation and Culture Department for a standard operating budget of…

CochraneNow.com is Cochrane's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login