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Volunteering

The Town of McLennan appreciates their Volunteers.  Volunteer Appreciate Night is held each year where special Volunteers, nominated by their fellow community members, are selected to be presented with the Volunteer of the Year award.

Benefits to Volunteering.

This is a great opportunity to expand your horizons by learning something a little different and by networking with new people.

  1. Connecting with your communityOur community has many opportunities to volunteer and your efforts will create a better community to live and work.
  2. Friendship and belonging.  We all want to belong.  Volunteering allows for people to meet as strangers and leave as friends that share a common passion. 
  3. Giving Back.  If you’re not involved but would like to start, take a few minutes and think about what you have to offer.  Share your knowledge and expertise with the community.  Each person has something unique to give.
  4. Personal GrowthVolunteering is all about experiences.  This is a chance to learn new ideas and building confidence.  This happens naturally by seeing the difference you are making in McLennan.

 Click on the organization name below to learn how to connect as a volunteer.

 

Tourism & Culture

Education & Environment

Kimiwan Naturalist Society

Providence School Mentorship Program https://eps.hfcrd.ab.ca/

Recreation

Local Recreation Board & Programs

Business

McLennan & District Chamber of Commerce

Faith Organizations

Catholic Women’s League

National Organizations

Essential Services

Fire Department

Dial 911 for Fire, Police or Medical Emergencies.

Our community is appreciative of the devoted members on the Fire Department. These firemen are always ready to go 24/7.

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The fire department consist of a full time Regional Fire Chief and Volunteer Firefighters. They provide fire protection and rescue services for the Town of McLennan and support for the other fire departments in the M.D. of Smoky River.

The duties of a Firefighter include:

  • respond to fire call outs and provide suppression for structural, vehicle, wildland and interface fires;
  • provide emergency rescue services including vehicle extrication, wildland/off highway rescue, as well as assist the RCMP;
  • participate in department training with respect to emergency equipment and emergency procedures

Interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter? If your community focus is safety and you want to help others then fill out an application form. Drop off your application form at the McLennan town office or mail it to the Regional Fire Chief.

Do you want to be part of an organization that stands up for its community and do it with people who are some of the best you’ll ever meet.

What's in it for you?

  • Community Involvement
  • Paid "Career" Training
  • Being part of a Professional Team
  • Personal Satisfaction & Accomplishments
  • And much more

Training Schedule

  • Bi-Weekly every 2nd and 4th Wednesday night (18:45 - 21:15)
  • Various training courses as offered

Basic Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • Able to satisfactory pass a drivers record search
  • Able to satisfactory pass a criminal record search
  • Physically fit


Contact Information

Regional Fire Chief
Marcel Maure
Phone: 780-837-2221
Email: firechief@mdsmokyriver.com

Smoky River Fire Department
Box 210
Falher, AB
T0H 1M0

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