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Charlottetown fire department
Charlottetown's fire department has launched its volunteer firefighter recruitment campaign.
Applications will be available from Sept. 16 to Oct. 18 at the fire department, Station No. 1, on Kent Street.
All volunteer firefighters in Charlottetown will receive training and leadership development, insurance coverage, fellowship, and annual honorariums.
"Volunteer firefighters play such an important role within the city's protective and emergency services," said Mayor Clifford Lee. "I want to thank all the individuals who have served as volunteers over the past number of years and encourage new volunteers to take on the challenge."
Coun. David MacDonald, chairman of protective and emergency services, said the fire department largely depends on the commitment from volunteer firefighters.
"It is an extremely selfless service that these volunteers provide within our community and we appreciate their willingness to face new challenges,'' MacDonald said.
The city's two fire stations include a roster of about 80 volunteers to help with a number of duties, including rescues, fire response, vehicle and equipment operation and maintenance, and assisting with fire prevention and education programs.
Deputy Fire Chief Tim Mamye said anyone interested in both serving and helping to make a difference in their community is strongly encouraged to take the next step and become a volunteer firefighter.
For more information or to pick up an application, visit the fire station at 89 Kent St.