Town of Stephenville

 Stephenville Fire Department

The Stephenville Fire Department provides fire prevention, suppression, ice water rescue, extrication, airport rescue and firefighting, road and traffic responses, medical responses, public education, mutual aid and additional emergency protection to Stephenville, Cold Brook and Noel’s Pond. The Department is comprised of 1 Fire Chief, 1 Deputy Fire Chief, 8 Full-Time Paid Firefighters, and Auxiliary Firefighters. Our station is staffed 365 days a year and you can reach us for an emergency by dialing 9-1-1.

Our crews are dedicated members of our community and strive to provide efficient services. On Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm we do weekly auxiliary training that ensures our equipment, apparatuses, and our crews are keeping up with training techniques and are ready to respond for you.


Are you interested in becoming an Auxiliary Firefighter ?

Here is some information that you may be looking for:

  • Provided with weekly training on Thursdays from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

  • Training Breaks – during Christmas and for a 4-week period in July to August (Dates Announced Annually)

  • Full Day Training 3 times a year (January, May and October)

  • Begin as a Black Helmet Auxiliary and work towards becoming a Yellow Helmet Auxiliary. The Stephenville Fire Department hires from the Auxiliary Members (pending qualifications) first before looking externally to fill full-time paid firefighter positions when required.

  • Training and equipment are provided free while you are an Auxiliary Firefighter

  • You will receive financial compensation for your training nights and your response to call outs, which will vary depending on your attendance and level of certification obtained throughout involvement.

  • You will be assigned to a shift in which you will be on-call to respond to emergency incidents (a schedule will be provided).

  • We recruit for Auxiliary Firefighters twice a year – Dates to be Announced Yearly

  • Firefighting Experience – you can obtain NFPA certification if you choose or complete equivalency benchmarks at no financial obligation from you.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Fitness Centre Membership discounted rates


For further information on the Stephenville Fire Department or to become an Auxiliary Firefighter Contact:

Fire Chief
Wayne Reilly
Phone: (709) 643 8369

Deputy Fire Chief
Maria Churchill
Phone: (709) 643 8377

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