Recruiting – The fire department recruits volunteer firefighter positions when the need arises.
Volunteering – Volunteer members are an essential part of providing service to the public and supplement our response in all three stations after being recruited and going through our training program. The volunteers in every station meet every Wednesday for training and once per month for a group Firefighters’ Association meeting.
Qualifications – Applicants for the position must possess the following minimum qualifications: Grade 12 or Equivalent Education. Be in good health and physical condition to successfully perform the duties of a Firefighter. Have a valid Class 5 New Brunswick Driver’s License and demonstrate aptitude for firefighting, emergency medical and high-risk tasks. The ability to work at heights or in confined spaces under an extremely stressful working environment. Capability to meet acceptable job-related physical and medical standards. Being able to communicate effectively in a team environment. The individual must also be bondable.
All new volunteers will be instructed to and must successfully complete courses in Firefighter Level I, Workplace First Aid with CPR Level ‘C,’ Auto Extrication, Hazardous Materials Awareness and WHMIS. All training is provided without course costs to the member by the New Brunswick Community College and/or City of Miramichi Fire Department Instructors.
Volunteers receive an annual honorarium paid twice per year as well as remuneration for out of city emergency response calls.
Interested individuals can apply for a volunteer firefighter position by completing the City of Miramichi Volunteer Firefighter Application Form and delivering it to Fire Department headquarters located at 94 General Manson Way, Unit 6, Miramichi, NB, E1N 6K8. The application will remain on file until the next volunteer recruitment process.