Fire Recruitment

Thank you for your interest in joining the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department! Our Spring recruitment is currently closed.

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

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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


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