A recent firefighter recruitment campaign is being considered a success by Clearwater County. Photo via www.clearwatercounty.ca

Clearwater County firefighter recruitment campaign deemed a success

A firefighter recruitment campaign is being considered a success by Clearwater County.

Clearwater Regional Fire Rescue Services’ recent recruitment efforts have “yielded a fantastic pool of over 20 applicants for all five fire stations in Nordegg, Rocky Mountain House, Caroline, Leslieville and Condor,” a press release said Friday.

These new recruits for paid on-call fire service are currently undergoing fitness testing and application screening process.

“Council is extremely proud of the community and its members continuing to step up to the call, in support of our regional fire service,” said Clearwater County Reeve Tim Hoven.

“Paid on-call firefighters commit to rigorous training, weekly practices and respond to fire rescue calls day or night, rain or shine, which we also all know takes them away from their families and jobs at times. I wanted to be sure that they know Council and Administration are appreciative of the current and future CRFRS firefighters.”

On Jan. 11, CRFRS gathered to celebrate a successful year of 490 fire rescue calls and deployment support in High Level, for which CRFRS crews received provincial accolades.

“Keeping the public safe is a critical component to a healthy community,” said Hoven.

“Council is proud to have dedicated Fire members who contribute to the wellbeing of our community.”

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