Burlington Fire Department hosts open house in Kilbride | Volunteer firefighter recruitment information available


 

BURLINGTON, ON – On Saturday, Oct. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m., the Burlington Fire Department will host an open house in Kilbride at Station 5 located on 2241 Kilbride St. The event coincides with the 50-year anniversary of Kilbride Public School and the 150-year anniversary of Kilbride United Church.

The public is encouraged to attend this family event, tour these historical buildings and learn fire prevention tips.

Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment

Want to become a volunteer firefighter?

If you are a Burlington resident over 18 years old and interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, pick up an application and information package at the open house or the following locations:

Monday, Oct. 18 to Friday, Oct. 29
Fire Department Headquarters Station

1255 Fairview St.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday)

Wednesday, Oct. 20 and Wednesday, Oct. 27
Burlington Fire Station 5 – Kilbride
2241 Kilbride St.
7 to 9 p.m.

Volunteer applications are also available online: http://cms.burlington.ca/Page5811.aspx .

The recruitment period closes on Friday Nov. 5, 2010.

The Burlington Fire Department consists of both professional and volunteer firefighters. Being a volunteer firefighter is no ordinary job, as the work is varied and challenging. New recruits will be assigned to the Kilbride or headquarters station based on where they live. The Kilbride station covers the rural areas of Burlington, mostly north of No. 2 Sideroad.

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Communications Contact:
Kim Sopko                                                                                            
Communications Advisor                                                                        
905-335-7600 ext. 7879                                                                          
sopkok@burlington.ca                                                                            

Media Contact:
Mike James
Training Coordinator
905-333-0772 ext 223
jamesm@burlington.ca



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