The Fort Saskatchewan Fire Department is looking for new blood.

An information session on the department's paid on-call program is upcoming at the Walter Thomas Fire Station.
 
Fire chief Shawn McKerry encourages people from all walks of life to apply.

"Everyone brings their own piece to the puzzle. So it's good to have wide variety of people with diverse backgrounds."

The part-time position requires no training. Successful applicants need be at least 18 and are expected to work at least three or four, 10-hour days a month.

Those selected by the department will be asked to perform a series of physical and medical tests to ensure they are capable of handling the work load, which may include: lifting, crawling, being comfortable with heights and small spaces.
 
"It is competitive. We obviously want firefighters to be the best people they can be and the best people to help the city."

Only six of 100 applicants were chosen through the process last year.

The information session will take place on Nov.22 at 7 p.m. The event should last 60-90 minutes.

More details on the position can be found here.

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