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Paid-call Firefighters

Applications can only be submitted electronically through the Township of Langley website. To view if there are any current opportunities, look for "Paid-Call Firefighter" under the View Jobs section.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions often asked by prospective paid-call members:

The required training for paid-call firefighters is provided by the Department at no cost to the individual.

All required protective clothing is provided by the Department at no cost to the individual.

The Recruit Training program is spread over a 10 week period. It is a practical program, given on weekday evenings and on weekends to make it more convenient for paid-call members. The expectation is that you will attend 100% of this initial training. Ongoing training is given on a weekday evening and on weekends as well. There is an annual attendance expectation that paid call firefighters are required to maintain.

Paid-call firefighters are paid for required training and for all emergency call outs at the rate set by the municipality.

Expectation of 2 hours per week for training. The Department expectation is that you will attend at least 70% of the annual scheduled training sessions. The number of hours for callouts varies from hall to hall, but members are expected to attend 40% of the annual emergency callouts. There is no ceiling on how much you can participate in optional duties such as tours and public education, as well other activities.

Prior training will likely reduce the time necessary to develop the minimum skills that the Department looks for in its paid-call firefighters, but participation in all programs is still required in order to demonstrate your proficiency.

There is a medical examination. Your doctor must complete a form provided by the Department.

You will be required to have a current CPAT Certificate with your application to confirm that you have the physical capability to do the tasks required as a firefighter.

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