CAREERS

INTRODUCTION

The North West Group of Companies offers a plethora of diverse work environments ideal for those whom enjoy a fast paced work environment and do not wish to do the same thing every day. We are an aggressive and always growing firm that is very unique in the services we deliver and how we serve them. North West is the very best place for
certain types of first responders to grow into their professions, experience different challenges, and often quickly move up through the ranks. North West isn’t however, a perfect fit for everyone. Please take a moment to learn more about the group before proceeding further in the hiring process.


Probably the biggest difference between North West and any other public or private fire department is that we are the only organization in Canada that is both a public AND private fire department. Additionally, we also offer formal fire training via our training academy arm. What all this means to you is that you will be working for two similar, but separate fire departments (one private industrial & one public paid-on-the-call / volunteer) and have the opportunity to advance within all three organizations (private fire / safety, municipal fire / rescue, and fire service instruction). Some new employees struggle with the concept of working for more than one entity at a time, but when you break it down; it’s really not that complicated: Starting out, your primary job is to work for the industrial company doing industrial things (oilfield fire and safety standby). When you are working on site or in the shop for industrial, you are paid as per their pay schedule. When you are not working for industrial and waiting for the next job; you live in a municipal paid-on-the-call station and catch municipal calls as they happen. Any work you do (muni work experience) in the station or any community service / outreach you do is strictly volunteer. Later on, you may be given educational opportunities whereas we provide you free training in exchange for an extension of your contract. This is totally optional.
 

Because of our three separate services delivered, we believe there is no better place in Canada for a newer firefighter to gain this type of diversified experience, while making money, and enjoying additional educational opportunities. However, if you are under the impression that there is simply huge money to be grabbed with little or no effort in
oilfield or that all municipal fire departments are as lucky as the big cities whereas members get paid good money to shine brand new trucks, hit the gym, and catch up on their naps between calls; this is NOT the place for you.
All applicants need to understand that we have no issue being your “Stepping Stone” to whatever end career you seek – if that’s your end game). In fact, we are happy to assist you in achieving your end goals as we have helped countless firefighters on their way to their final dream job. If our group ends up being your home, understand that North
West has and continues to grow itself and in turn grows newer and better positions for quality people. Either way, it must be known, we demand that our organization, our members, and the people we serve are treated with the respect they deserve and we expect all employees to give us their very best every day when they are within our
group.

 

If this opportunity seems to fit with your goals, we urge you to apply via indeed.ca.


OPEN POSITIONS:

 

FULL-TIME FIREFIGHTER - Apply via Indeed.ca

JOB:
Industrial and Municipal firefighting, H2S Safety Supervision, Rescue and Medical duties. NWFR sends firefighters to industrial assignments throughout western Canada and provides 911 municipal emergency response to ten municipalities and over 200km of highway.

PAY:
Day-Rate pay schedule based on levels of training and years served for industrial assignments. Hourly pay for municipal emergency responses with the exception of medical calls. Paid only when out in the field on industrial assignments or on municipal emergency call-outs.

 

No salary or guaranteed hours offered for entry-level positions.
 

SHIFT SCHEDULE:
2 weeks on duty, 2 weeks off duty. Members must stay on station in the Onoway or Alberta Beach stations while awaiting industrial assignments or municipal emergency call-outs for their 2 week tour of duty.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Accommodations are provided when on duty.

TRAVEL:
NWFR does not provide compensation for travel to and from the station at the beginning or end of a tour of duty. NWFR does pay a relocation rate for transit to and from different job areas if work is not performed on the day of transit. Company vehicles are provided for travel to and from industrial assignments and emergency call-outs.

MINIMUM TRAINING REQUIRED:

  • NFPA 1001 Level 1 OR EMR WITH ACP Registration (Both Preferred)

  • Valid Class 5 or G Drivers license (Class 3Q or DZ Preferred)

  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR

  • Valid H2S Alive

  • Clean Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check

  • Drivers Abstract (5 Year)

HIRING PROCESS:

  • Section 1:Basic overview of NWFR with quiz

  • Section 2:Position details, contract and FAQ with quiz

  • Section 3:Qualification submissions and policies with quiz

  • Interview

  • Section 4:Municipal Fire Company information and contract with quiz

  • Job Offer

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $195.00 to $425.00 /day

Positions Open: 6

 

 

PART TIME FIREFIGHTER - Apply via Indeed.ca

 

JOB:
Industrial and Municipal firefighting, H2S Safety Supervision, Rescue and Medical duties. NWFR sends firefighters to industrial assignments throughout western Canada.

PAY:
Day-Rate pay schedule based on levels of training and years served for industrial assignments. Paid only when out in the field on industrial assignments or on municipal emergency call-outs.

 

No salary or guaranteed hours offered for entry-level positions.
 

SHIFT SCHEDULE:
As the employee is available. Will be asked to provide a ten day availability for work every Friday.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Accommodations are provided when on duty.

TRAVEL:
NWFR does not provide compensation for travel to and from the station at the beginning or an assignment. NWFR does pay a relocation rate for transit to and from different job areas if work is not performed on the day of transit. Company vehicles are provided for travel to and from industrial assignments and emergency call-outs.

MINIMUM TRAINING REQUIRED:

  • NFPA 1001 Level 1 OR EMR WITH ACP Registration (Both Preferred)

  • Valid Class 5 or G Drivers License (Class 3Q or DZ Preferred)

  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR

  • Valid H2S Alive

  • Clean Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check

  • Drivers Abstract (5 Year)

HIRING PROCESS:

  • Section 1:Basic overview of NWFR with quiz

  • Section 2:Position details, contract and FAQ with quiz

  • Section 3:Qualification submissions and policies with quiz

  • Interview

  • Section 4:Municipal Fire Company information and contract with quiz

  • Job Offer

Job Type: Casual

Salary: $195.00 to $425.00 /day

Positions Open: 5

MUNICIPAL PAID-ON-CALL FIREFIGHTER - Submit Resume to recruitment.nwfr@gmail.com 

JOB: 

Municipal Paid-On-Call firefighters respond to emergency callouts within ten municipalities within Lac Ste. Anne County, Alberta. They also respond to motor vehicle incidents on over 200km of provincial highways. Municipal firefighters maintain equipment and participate in weekly practice nights if previously certified as a firefighter or attend firefighter level 1 training prior to responding to emergencies.

PAY: 

Hourly pay schedule based on levels of training. NFPA 1001 Level 1 firefighters or ACP certified EMRs receive $25.00 per hour while on emergency callouts with the exception of medical responses (volunteer). NFPA 1001 Level 2 firefighters receive $30.00 per hour while on emergency callouts with the exception of medical responses (volunteer). 

No salary is offered for municipal only employees

SHIFT SCHEDULE:

Choice between the following schedules:

  • Weeknights

  • Weekdays

  • Weekends

The firefighter must be on-call for the agreed upon schedule for 1 week (or weekend) then will receive the next week (or weekend) off call. Firefighters may mark themselves on-call while not on their assigned shift or rotation if desired.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Accommodations are provided when on-call if needed.

TRAVEL:

NWFR does not provide compensation for travel in personal vehicles. NWFR provides emergency response equipment for response to incident scenes.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • NFPA 1001 Level 1 OR EMR with ACP Registration OR residing within 30km of Onoway or Alberta Beach

  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License (Q endorsement preferred)

  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR OR residing within 30km or Onoway or Alberta Beach

  • Clean Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check

  • Drivers Abstract (5 Year)

HIRING PROCESS:

  • Section 4: Basic overview of ORFS with contracting information

  • Education Contract: If training is required, an education contract will be provided

  • Interview

  • Job Offer

Job Type: Paid-On-Call

Salary: $25.00-$30.00 /hour

Positions Open: 10