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2017-09-14 - Charlottetown Recruiting Volunteer Firefighters

The City of Charlottetown’s Fire Department is launching its volunteer firefighter recruitment campaign on Thursday, September 21.

Application packages will be available from September 21 to October 20 at the Charlottetown Fire Department Station No. 1, 89 Kent Street. All volunteer firefighters in Charlottetown receive training and leadership development, insurance coverage, fellowship, and annual honorariums.

"In the City of Charlottetown we are fortune to have a large complement of dedicated and passionate volunteer firefighters," said Mayor Clifford Lee. "The goal of this recruitment campaign is to keep that complement strong and allow the opportunity for others to experience serving their community in this way."

"During this recruitment process we get an opportunity to reflect on how fortunate we are to have the strong group of volunteers that we do," said Councillor Jason Coady, chair of Protective and Emergency Services committee. "By making the valuable commitment to become a volunteer firefighter, you can make a valuable difference in your community."

The City’s two fire stations include a roster of 77 volunteers to perform a number of duties including: rescues, fire response, vehicle and equipment operation and maintenance, and assisting with fire prevention and education programs.

"We encourage anyone who is interested in volunteering with our fire department to get in touch with us" said Charlottetown Fire Chief Randy MacDonald. "Volunteer firefighters play a key role in our protective and emergency services and we strongly encourage new volunteers to take on this challenging, but rewarding role."

For more information or to pick up an application package, visit the Charlottetown Fire Department’s Station No. 1 at 89 Kent Street or call 902-629-4083. Information is also available online at: www.charlottetownfire.com/process/

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Media contact:
Alicia Packwood
Communications Assistant
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4149
apackwood@charlottetown.ca



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