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Join Us

Apply to be a volunteer firefighter at one of our stations in Harriston, Palmerston or Clifford.

About being a Volunteer Firefighter





Under the direction of the Fire Officers, a Volunteer Firefighter serves the residents of Minto by responding to a wide variety of situations, ranging from emergencies that immediately threaten life or property to routine citizen requests for information or assistance. They perform within the scope of the policies and procedures of The Town of Mint and they perform duties in the following general categories: fire suppression, emergency medical aid or rescue, hazardous material responses, training, building inspections and public education. 

Roles, Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Attend fire practice 2x every month

    • Clifford Practice: 2nd & 4th Wednesday​

    • Harriston Practice: 2nd & 4th Tuesday 

    • Palmerston Practice: 2nd & 4th Thursday

  • ​Must reside in the Town of Minto

  • Respond to emergency calls, which may include fire, rescue, hazardous materials incidents, medical emergencies and other emergencies on a volunteer basis 24/7. (Carry a Pager)​

  • Participate in training, practices and be familiar with the operations of fire department vehicles, motorized equipment and specialized tools used in fire and rescue operations performed by the department.

  • Participate in public education program, which promotes the prevention of fires and saving lives (as mandated in the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, R.S.O. 1997).

  • Valid High School Diploma (or equivalent)

  • Ability to provide vulnerable sector clearance

  • Ability to provide proof of or obtain all applicable vaccinations and obtain a medical physical exam.

  • Ability to obtain a DZ license within 12 months of start date 

  • Ability to obtain NFPA 1001 Level I and II or have completed the Pre-Service Firefighter Program

  • Means of transportation to respond to the station alarms and training

To Apply:

To inquire about being a volunteer firefighter or to apply send a resume & cover letter to

Deputy Chief Callise Loos at by October 2, 2023.

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