North Dundas Fire Department looking for new recruits

Above, North Dundas Fire Department training day last year. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

The Editor:

Fellow Business Owners, 

I am writing today on behalf of the North Dundas Fire Service, as we are actively recruiting new members for all four stations at this time. We are looking for new members who live and work in the Township. 

As a local business owner, myself, I know what lost production time from employee costs are, but by encouraging your employees to join the fire department they are helping you, your friends, family, and our community as a whole. 

Broken down, a regular employee works an average of 2,080 hours per year (40 hours per week, 52 weeks a year). The North Dundas Fire Service sees an average of 18 calls per year that fall within normal business hours, totalling approximately 18 hours missed per year, which equates to 0.865 percent of total time lost. Generally, within the first hour we have either cleared the call or gotten more personnel from other stations which allows people to leave the scene and go back to work, if needed. 

I hope you will encourage your employees to consider joining the fire department, as volunteers complete various training for emergency response and the experience of being on the team offers great personal development which would likely benefit your team as well. 

All details on the job requirements and how to apply can be found at the Township of North Dundas website under “Job Opportunities”. Please note that the deadline to apply is this Friday, July 17 at 4:30 p.m. 

I appreciate you taking the time to consider this opportunity for you and your staff. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me by email at, and I will be happy to help. 

Kind regards,

Dave Lannin
Lannin’s Garage Deputy Chief, Station #4 (Chesterville) 

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