North Grenville Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Campaign Underway

NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – The North Grenville Fire Department is pleased to announce the launch of its 2024 recruitment campaign for volunteer firefighters. This initiative aims to bolster the department’s ranks with dedicated individuals committed to serving and protecting the community.

As part of the recruitment process, interested candidates are required to attend a mandatory orientation night scheduled on Thursday May 23, 2024. This orientation will provide valuable information about the roles and responsibilities of a volunteer firefighter, as well as an overview of the training program and application process.

Fire Chief, John Okum, expressed enthusiasm about welcoming new members to the team, stating, “Our volunteer firefighters play a vital role in ensuring the safety and well-being of our community. We are excited to invite passionate individuals, women and men, to join our ranks and contribute to our mission of serving North Grenville.”

Mayor Peckford also voiced her support for the recruitment campaign, emphasizing the importance of community involvement in emergency services.

She stated, “Volunteer firefighters are the backbone of our firefighting efforts in North Grenville. Their dedication and selflessness are commendable, and I encourage anyone with a desire to service their community to consider joining our fire department.”

Individuals interested in becoming volunteer firefighters with the North Grenville Fire Department are encouraged to attend the orientation night on May 23, 2024, at the North Grenville Fire Station from 6:30-8:30pm.  

North Grenville firefighters are compensated by honorarium for services they provide the Municipality.

Volunteer firefighters are called out to all emergencies and respond when available.

Firefighters are also required to attend certified training, weekly training, and fire prevention activities.

If you are a female volunteer wishing to explore your options, we encourage you to attend the orientation night on Thursday, May 23. However, there is also an optional dedicated training program available for women only which may be of interest.  Please visit: Women of Fire: Leeds Grenville | Facebook

For more information about the recruitment process, please see posting on our careers page here.


Media Contact/For more Information:

Kyna Boyce
Director of Client Services
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Chief John Okum
Director of Emergency and Protective Services/Fire Chief/CEMC
613-258-9569 ext. 202

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