Although the term "volunteer" implies an uncompensated commitment of time, this label is a misnomer. In addition to monetary compensation for active-duty Firefighters when on call, there are quite a few tangible benefits, supports and other incentives for all of our team members.
Compensation & Benefits
Pay-per-call perks, tax credits, health benefits and more
The Soft Benefits of Being a Volunteer Firefighter
In addition to the different types of compensation and benefits listed below, your involvement with Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services will pay considerable social dividends.
As a volunteer first responder, you help your fellow citizens when they need you most. Your dedication will evoke a sense of accomplishment and pride like no other pursuit. You'll also learn new skills, make new friends, and become part of a team that's got your back through thick and thin.
"It’s like having a second family. You see your colleagues at their best — and at their absolute worst. The team aspect is huge. You go through so many things in life with them. You work really hard together. You know they have your back no matter what."
"We take the same training that any other metropolitan firefighting group would take. Same certifications, same levels. From vehicle extrication and ice rescue to hazardous materials, Firefighter 1001 Level I and beyond, there are lots of different training opportunities."
When on a call, these team members are compensated an hourly wage based on training and supervisory responsibility.
VOLUNTEER TAX CREDIT
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS
Each firefighter gets a UFA Fuel Link card to use whenever they fill up their personal vehicles. Gas rates fluctuate, but it typically works out to about 20 cents less per litre less at the fuel pump. The card can be used 24 hours a day at any of the 110+ UFA cardlock locations throughout Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan.
The gas card is yours to keep — both during your volunteer time with the County and after you leave the team.
"It can be scary. You’re gonna fail. You’re gonna have times when you’re not sure it’s not for you. But as soon as you get on that truck and go to your first call, you’ll be hooked."
Contact Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services
County Fire Chief
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