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Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency
Core Area Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Drive
Applications Close April 13, 2004

(Wednesday, March 17, 2004) - Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency advises residents of Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Cole Harbour, Westphal, Eastern Passage/Cow Bay, Sackville/Lucasville, and Cherrybrook that a volunteer firefighter recruitment drive is taking place.

The volunteer firefighter will participate in firefighting, rescue, emergency medical services and program delivery relating to fire prevention and public education. Applicants are required to attend training every Tuesday evening and every second weekend for four months. Upon successful completion of this training, volunteers will be assigned to their local station and will respond to fire emergencies. Once assigned to their station, volunteers will be required to attend training at least every Tuesday evening. When proficient in the necessary skills, after approximately 18 months, volunteers can be tested for their Level 1 Certification.

Becoming a volunteer firefighter means being part of a team that fights fires, saves lives, conducts rescues, assists with fire prevention, administers first aid, and helps the community. The Fire service is dedicated to saving lives and protecting property through fire prevention, suppression and public education.

Qualifications to become a volunteer firefighter include: grade 12 or equivalent, 20/30 corrected vision, normal unaided hearing, valid class 5 driver's license, is and agrees to remain a non-smoker, clean criminal record, good lifestyle choices, legally able to work in Canada, understand and communicate in English, and physically fit.

Benefits to volunteers include learning new skills, serving your community, self satisfaction, and future career opportunities. The fire service provides uniforms, protective equipment and free training.

Firefighting is one of the most rewarding professions in the community. If you believe you have what it takes to meet the challenges of our business, we invite you to join us for an information session on March 29th at Station 16, 1807 Caldwell Road, Eastern Passage or March 31st at 15 Convoy Run, Bedford.

Applications can be picked up at the following locations and must be returned by April 13, 2004:

Station 1 (Administration Office), 3rd Floor Alderney Gate, 40 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth
Station 8, 15 Convoy Run, Bedford
Station 9 , 1 Metropolitan Blvd, Lr. Sackville
Station 16, 1807 Caldwell Road, Eastern Passage
Station 17, 1150 Cole Harbour Road, Cole Harbour

HRM Store fronts:

Acadia School, 636 Sackville Drive, Sackville
Alderney Gate, 2nd Floor, 40 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth
West End Mall, 6960 Mumford Road, Halifax
Scotia Square Mall, Lower Level, 5201 Duke Street, Halifax
Cole Harbour Place, 51 Forest Hills Parkway, Cole Harbour
Musquodoboit Harbour, Hwy 107 at East Petpeswick Rd

A preview of the Candidate Physical Abilities Test will be held on April 3, 2004 at B.C. Silver School, 1 Theakston Road, Halifax. Please register at 490-6705.

Remember, You can make a difference!

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For further information contact:

Diane Wooden
Senior HR Consultant

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