Thank you for your interest in joining the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department!

Please note, Spring 2022 recruitment has now closed.

ff“Becoming a member of the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department was a great opportunity for me to get involved with my community and be part of a team delivering such an important service. It has been challenging but having the ability to help when needed makes it worth it!"

- SP

Qualifications and Requirements

The Fire department provides training that will prepare candidates for practical firefighting skills.

The Fire department covers training costs. Transportation and other fees are the responsibility of the applicant.

Successful candidates will be required to complete the following items or authorize the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire department to obtain them:

  • Proof of valid driver's licence
  • Vulnerable sector screening
  • Physician's letter
  • Firefighter Physical Aptitude Testing (FPAT)
  • Firefighter code of ethics
  • Return of company property agreement
  • Return for service agreement
  • Conditions of employment


Firefighters respond to fire, medical, hazardous materials, and rescue emergencies.

firefighter photos

Challenges and commitment

  • Mental preparation
  • Physical preparation
  • Time allocation for training and responses
  • Public education duties
  • Physical fitness regime