Mt. Lorne residents, in an Emergency call 911 and ask for the Mt. Lorne Volunteer Fire Department

Mount Lorne Volunteer Fire Department (MLVFD)

RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING

How to Join the MLVFD

Come to the firehall every Wednesday at 7 pm. We are located at 0.3 km on the Robinson Subdivision Road. Anyone over the age of 18 can become a firefighter. Junior members aged 16 – 18 are welcome to train and lean new skills through the Explorer program, but they are not permitted to engage in any front-line firefighting. However, their training provides a sound basis for future full participation in the MLVFD.

Joining the MLVFD is a commitment. Members are expected to attend a minimum of 12 of the 24 trainings held over a one year period. This is to ensure that they stay current with the fire department’s Standard Operating Procedures and remain familiar with equipment when responding to a call.

Firefighters are trained to respond to structural fires, brush fires and motor vehicle incidents.

Dispatchers assist fire fighters by providing communication services from the firehall’s radio room during incidents. They provide a link between responders at an incident and any other services that may be required.

Other Members can provide assistance and support when there is a prolonged incident. This can be as simple as providing snacks and hot/cold beverages for fire fighters and transporting to the scene.

MLVFD firemenMLVFD currently has 19 active firefighters and 1 dispatcher. We often join training sessions with neighbouring volunteer fire departments when a special opportunity arises, such as a live burn.

In addition to structural fire suppression training, we work with Wildland Fire to be the first responders during forest fire season.

In 2007, we aided our neighbours at Marsh Lake when they were faced with severe flooding. In 1999, we became part of a mutual aid agreement with nearby volunteer fire departments, as well as the City of Whitehorse.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Training for:
    • Basic, Advanced and Level 1 Firefighter certification
    • Incident Command System 100
    • Standard First Aid / CPR Level C / AED
    • Oxygen Therapy / IDC & Blood Borne Pathogens
    • Class 3 Driver’s License
    • Air Brake Endorsement
    • Vehicle Extrication
    • Emergency Scene Traffic Control
  • Honourarium of $22 per training session, plus pay for call-outs
  • Additional life/disability insurance in addition to WCB

 

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