Join Us

Are you interested in becoming a Volunteer Firefighter?

The Fire Departments in East Hants are almost all totally volunteer based and are made up of residents from each of their communities.  These people dedicate their time to train, learn and grow as a member of the Fire Service while responding to emergency calls both within their own community as well as supporting neighboring communities.

All required training is provided at absolutely no cost to you and is accomplished through training programs at the department level on a weekly basis as well as a Basic Firefighting program through the East Hants Fire Service.  Additionally, members may also take part in courses offered by the Nova Scotia Firefighter School along with other outside agencies engaged to provide training

Although you are not paid as a volunteer, there are a number of benefits!

Departments are almost always looking for new members and some departments have Junior Firefighting programs (for teens 14-17).  Not all members are required to fight fires, some choose to limit activities to what they are comfortable with and there is no shortage of critical roles that can be served.

Benefits Include:

  • Volunteer Firefighter Tax Credit
  • Volunteer Firefighter License Plate (free of charge renewals!)

  • Training Courses in firefighting, medical, water rescue, etc (costs covered by department)

  • Take pride in serving your community

  • Volunteer service looks great on a resume

  • The camaraderie of being part of a team of volunteer professionals

In order to become an active volunteer at a station you must meet the following requirements:

Drop by your local fire station on Tuesday or Wednesday evening (training nights depending on station) around 7:00pm or if you have any other questions you can contact us.

Requirements Include:

  • You shall be 18+ (age 14-17 for Junior Firefighting programs, if offered)

  • You shall live within the boundaries of a given fire station.

  • You shall complete the Recruitment Application Form.  Download and Print the Form and take it to the department.
  • You shall have a physician sign off a Medical Eligibility Form. Download and Print the Form and take it to the department after it is completed. (The department will cover the cost of the medical with valid receipt)
  • You shall have a Vulnerable Sector Check completed.