Fire Recruitment

Thank you for your interest in joining the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department! If you're passionate about protecting your fellow community members, consider joining the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Firefighter Department. 

Applications to become a volunteer firefighter is now OPEN and available until December 31st, 2023! Apply today!

Applicants interested must be 18 years or older at the time of application, must live or work in Huntsville or Lake of Bays, and possess a valid driver's license.

Submit your volunteer firefighter application!

Information Session 

Want to know more about becoming a volunteer firefighter? Individuals and their families are invited to an information session on Wednesday December 13th, 2023, at 7:00 pm at Station #1 (1 Payne Drive, Huntsville). All perspective applicants along with significant family members (spouse, partner) are encouraged to attend.

Please be prepared to submit your resume along with your application.

ff“When I moved here 10 years ago, I didn't really know anybody. But a lot of people I know in Town are from being on the Fire Department. It is really a great crew that we have here!"

- Shawn Dickey, Volunteer Firefighter

Watch the full interview

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

Benefits of Becoming a Volunteer Firefighter

Along with protecting your fellow community members, there are many perks to serving your community as a volunteer firefighter, such as:

  • An hourly wage and compensation;
  • Eligible for the Volunteer Firefighter Tax Credit;
  • Professional development opportunities through the Provincial Firefighter Certification;
  • Advancement opportunities including rank advancement, apparatus driver, and instructor;
  • Being part of a strong, dynamic team and family-oriented environment;
  • A sense of accomplishment and giving back to the community.


The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department responds to various different calls in our community such as 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