Why work for the Town of Canmore?
For starters, you can take great pride in our organization, its positive work culture and our exceptionally trained team of talented Fire and Rescue professionals who accomplish outstanding work each and every day for our citizens. You will have the opportunity to lead a team that is professional, fun, dedicated and passionate about emergency services, our community, and the endless opportunities for adventure in our magnificent Rocky Mountain environment.
The Town of Canmore is located in the heart of the Bow Valley region, surrounded by the stunning Alberta Rocky Mountains. Our unique location defined by; culture, geography and a booming tourism economy make this a dynamic and challenging environment for emergencies services professionals. Canmore Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) serves a population of 16,967 permanent and part-time residents as well as up to 1 million tourists and visitors annually here to enjoy the mountain experience and diversity of recreational activities.
In response to our unique location and population, CFRS provides a wide range of fire protection services including public education, fire prevention and fire suppression within the urban boundary of the Town and to neighboring communities through mutual aid agreements. Further, CFRS offers several specialized services, including response to hazardous materials (HAZMAT), ice rescue, water rescue, rope rescue, trench rescue, and heavy rescue.
Canmore Fire-Rescue Services:
The Canmore Fire-Rescue Services (CFRS) operates out of one fire station centrally located at 1021 Railway Avenue in the core of downtown Canmore. As a composite Fire Service, it includes both full-time (IAFF) and paid response Firefighters. The current complement of CFRS includes a FT Fire Chief, a FT Deputy Chief, 4 FT Lieutenants, 4 FT Firefighters, 12 Casual Firefighters and 36 highly trained and dedicated paid response team members.
The Fire Chief is a critical leadership position in our organization that requires a broad combination of strategic leadership and active involvement in the day to day operations of the department. It is the critical responsibility of the Fire Chief to ensure that the activities of Canmore Fire - Rescue Services are aligned with the corporate and departmental vision, goals, and objectives as well the Town’s culture and values. This is a Full-Time, Permanent position.
Note: Prior to beginning work, the successful candidate will be required to submit all required certifications and documentation, including driver`s abstract and records checks.
Closing Date for Applications: Friday, March 10 , 2017. Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Amanda Coon Sorfleet, HR Coordinator
The Town of Canmore wishes to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.