Submitted Media Release

The County of Brant Fire Department is looking to expand their team of Firefighters.

“Typically, people who want to become Firefighters want to serve their community,” said Geoff Hayman, Acting Fire Chief for the County of Brant. “Their work can range from fighting fires, attending other emergency calls and teaching fire safety.”

Firefighters come from every walk of life within the community and are paid to provide an on-call service responding to emergency calls. They may be homemakers, business owners, farmers, tradespeople, builders or office workers.

“We are looking for people to join our team who have a strong desire to be part of the community, can meet the physical requirements and are dedicated to their team and the ongoing training,” said Hayman.

Due to the nature of the job, the interested applicant must go through a thorough screening process. This process includes written, physical and mental tests, interviews and reference checks. Once the candidate is accepted into the Fire Department, they must pass a Recruit Training Program, then serve as a probationary Firefighter for one (1) year. After achieving the required milestones during the first year, a probationary Firefighter may be accepted as a full member.

Anthony Turkowiak completed his training in 2018 and is now a full member of the County of Brant Fire Department. “I wanted to become a Firefighter with the County of Brant to help my community. The Fire Department responded quickly when my family had a barn fire. They not only saved a lot of our equipment, but they really helped my family through a difficult time.” said Turkowiak. “Throughout the Recruit Training Program, everyone was very supportive and I learned many new skills. I am honoured to be part of the Fire team.”

“Firefighting is a truly rewarding way to give back to the community,” said Hayman. “If you are interested, we encourage you to attend the upcoming information night, ask questions and submit an application.”

Information nights will be held on January 15 and 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm, located at the Fire Administration Building at 61 Dundas St. E. Paris, ON.

For more information and to access the application form, visit or contact Lori Tipler, Administrative Assistant, at or 519.442.4500.