Northwest Fire Rescue & Training
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Definition of Nepotism

High ranking firefighters are all directly related to the chief. You won't get paid what you're stated. You're worked like a dog basically to make the chief more money. This fire station is paid by the local government. Something shady is going on over at Northwest/onoway regional fire department.

Cons

Nepotism, harrassment

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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

Pros

Decent schedule

Cons

Literally everything else
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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.

Pros

Free training

Cons

Minimum wage paychecks
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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.

Pros

Lots of experience

Cons

Pay
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