Please check the Town of Tecumseh's website for volunteer firefighter jobs - Employment Opportunities

Tecumseh Fire Rescue Services provides firefighting protection for the lives and property of citizens of the Town of Tecumseh. Firefighters respond to all calls for service, provide firefighting, rescue, emergency medical intervention (including defibrillation), vehicle extrication, shore-based water rescue, and confined space entry rescue. The department services a population of approximately 24,000, providing fire and emergency medical coverage to a 95 square kilometre area, and responds to roughly 400 calls per year.

The Fire Department operates out of two stations, each with a complement of twenty firefighters:

Station 1 map

  • Station 1 – 985 Lesperance Road, Tecumseh

Station 2 map

  • Station 2 – 5520 Walker Road, Oldcastle

    The job of a volunteer firefighter

    Being a volunteer firefighter requires a large amount of time for both training and responding to emergency incidents. Your safety and that of your fellow firefighters and the public depends on the skills you will learn and more importantly maintain and improve. Volunteer firefighters are on call 365 days a year (including holidays), 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week.

    Skills and qualifications

    The National Fire Protection Association (FFPA) 1001 Standards for Professional Qualifications for Firefighter level one outlines the skills that a volunteer firefighter will achieve during recruit training.

    The Canadian Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder Standard outlines the skills that a volunteer firefighter will achieve during recruit training for medical response.

    In order to be a volunteer firefighter, the following must be met:

    • A volunteer firefighter must be 18 years of age or older
    • Minimum Grade Twelve (12) Diploma or equivalent
    • Legally able to work in Canada
    • Valid Class “D” driver's license from the Province of Ontario, including a “Z” endorsement at time of hiring date
    • Pass a health and medical check, and fitness assessment
    • A volunteer firefighter must have a permanent home within 5.6 kilometers of the station that they are making application to, either Station 1 (985 Lesperance, Tecumseh) or Station 2 (5520 Walker Road, Oldcastle)
    • Able to respond to a variety of calls requiring availability during all times of the day including daytime, evenings, overnight and weekends
    • Must be able to attend required training on Tuesday nights; and to complete a mandatory training program

    Additional preferred qualifications are:

    • Previous related experience and/or training
    • First Aid/CPR and Defibrillator certification training

    Job openings

    All job opportunities with the Town of Tecumseh are posted and advertised here - Employment Opportunities