Northwest Fire Rescue & Training
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Volunteer Firefighter in Onoway, AB
on 8 January 2022
This place is NOT what is as advertised.
This place is not what is as advertised. This company has multiple others that umbrella underneath it. Why would you need 3 different company names if you’re running such a good business?NWFR competes against a paid on call department in the area. They’ll state it’s an auto aid “agreement” but the relationship between the two is volatile. We did not train with the department once while I was there…They lack in volunteers and paid staff which is why there are DOZENS of job postings each month. Huge turnover is personnel. Most do not stick around. All the high ranking staff/management are related to each other. If you’re an exited kid fresh out of Lakeland with your 1001’s or someone looking to get into the fire service in general, these guys will tell you whatever you want to hear in order to have you work for them.Ask anyone in the industry about NWFR and see what they say. Form your own opinion before driving to Onoway for broken promises.
Firefighter in Alberta Beach, AB
on 17 November 2021
Broken promises
High-ranking firefighters are all directly related to the chief.Worked like a dog basically to make more money for the chief.Not worth wasting the time.
Firefighter in Onoway, AB
on 11 August 2021
Waste of time
An absolute waste of time . They promise you a dream of working industrial fire and medical Jobs but fail to mention that they don't pay you anywhere near industry standard. They give you a hope of "achieving" the next level of employment ( lead or whatever they call it now) and never actually get you there - regardless of doing their required courses. The cheif has had allegations against him multiple times. They expect you to work away for litteraly no pay unless you're on a job. The cultural is terrible. The only pro is that you do 2 weeks on 2 off and some of the guys that you work with are pretty cool. This should be advertised as a municipal paid on call position. Be aware as they have changed their name. Stay away from onoway
POC firefighter in Onoway and AB Beach
on 6 July 2021
Great if you like working for free!
Broken promises and they only watch out for the employees who are part of the family. If you live far you better have money to pay for your own gas and when you get there you better have money to pay for your own food. When you finish a course they hold the certificate over your head until they are satisfied with the amount of free labor that you have worked.
Firefighter/ EMR in Alberta Beach, AB
on 15 June 2021
Versatile work environment
A great Station to get experience with municipal, industrial, and wildland experience. Plenty of room for advancement and learning with the multitude of courses they offer. This job is a good way to get your foot in the door for the fire service and gain experience.

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