Video: Volunteer Fire Department hosts open house and recruitment

The Kaleden Department is looking for new members to bring them up to full staff

The Kaleden Fire Department opened their doors on Sunday to the community in the hopes to attract new recruits.

The idea for the open house spun out of discussions on how to bring in new volunteers for the department.

“In 2017 a number of the long term members we had retired,” said Fire Chief Denis Gaudy. “And we’ve had people that have moved out, for different reasons.”

The Kaleden department can host up to 28 members, although they are ideally targeting 24. Currently, they have 19 members, and during the week rely on a number of firefighters who are retired to serve community.

The department is looking for individuals who are fit, live in the community and will for the foreseeable future, and ideally are available during the regular work week. The training for the position usually takes about a year.

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