Department of Community Services

Fire Marshal's Office

Become a volunteer firefighter

There is an urgent need for volunteers in Beaver Creek, Mendenhall, Pelly Crossing and Ross River.


Volunteering with your local fire department is an important and rewarding way to contribute to the health and safety of your community.

By committing as little as four hours a month, you’ll develop new skills in a dynamic team. With a stepped approach to training, you can find the level of firefighting and fitness that match your skills and ensure your safety.


To become a volunteer firefighter, you will need:

  • To be 18 years of age or more, or have parental permission if between 16 and 18 years of age (Fire Explorer program)
  • To be able to attend weeknight training sessions twice a month
  • A vulnerable sector record check through the RCMP (fee waived for volunteers)
  • Medical clearance from a health professional
  • To live in or near one of the communities with a volunteer fire department

    Beaver Creek

    Burwash Landing

    Carcross

    Mendenhall

    Golden Horn

    Hootalinqua

    Ibex Valley

    Keno City

    Klondike Valley

    Marsh Lake

    Mt. Lorne

    Old Crow

    Pelly Crossing

    Ross River

    Tagish

    Upper Liard


As a volunteer firefighter, you will receive:

  • An honorarium of $22 for each training session and call out (responding to an incident)
  • Reimbursement for medicals, driver’s licence requirements and first aid training
  • A $3,000 tax credit for 200 hours of service annually
  • Personal protective equipment
  • A supportive learning environment that combines hands-on activity and self-study options 

To volunteer, or for more information, download the welcome package or contact Assistant Fire Marshal Mike Marcuson (867-667-8236).