3035 Highway 7, Lake Echo, NS B3E1A8, ca

(902) 829-3105

Welcome to Lake Echo Fire

Would you like a challenging volunteer experience?


Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) is an organization dedicated to saving lives and protecting property through fire prevention, suppression and public education. We are committed to continuous learning and superior customer service. If you like helping people, appreciate continuous learning, and are physically fit, you may be an ideal candidate for a position as a volunteer firefighter.

Volunteer firefighters are expected to:

A volunteer firefighter performs firefighting duties and other related work as required
Successfully complete Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Training
Respond to and work in all types of weather under less than ideal conditions
Expected to work in a safe manner, in accordance with all applicable Acts, Regulations, Policies
Be able to participate in community events as required
Carry a pager and respond to emergencies when available
Participate in weekly training
Be conscientious and dependable
On average, 25-35 hours per month of training, emergency responses, meetings 


A valid driver’s license, minimum Class 5
A driver's abstract demonstrating a safe driving record
A clean criminal record check
Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status
Ability to communicate in English
Normal vision and hearing
Are physically and medically fit
No phobias of confined heights or spaces

We can provide you with

Free Level I firefighting training
Free medical first responder training
Firefighter and family assistance program
Life insurance
Annual honorarium based on your participation level

How do I apply to become a volunteer firefighter?

 Please contact Station Chief Pierre-Paul Cadieux, Station 21-22, at 902-237-7413 / e-mail cadieup@halifax.ca or Beth VanGorder, Volunteer Program Manager, at 490-5611 / e-mail vangorb@halifax.ca