Emergency Response Professionals – Irwin’s Safety – 2024

NewJobIcon Emergency Response Professionals - Irwin’s Safety - 2024
Irwin's Industrial Safety
May 3, 2024
Kelowna, BC
Job Type
July 31st, 2024
Work Hours
6:30 am -4:30 pm, 7 days per week. Emergency callouts are paid at a minimum of 2 hours.(2 week-on, 2 week-off)


Irwin’s Safety is looking for certified Emergency Response Professionals in BC, for work on a project near Revelstoke tentatively starting in June. 

 This role includes, conducting rope, highway, and confined space rescue; structural, industrial and wildland firefighting; OFA3 coverage; and HAZMAT Operations. 

About Us: 
Established in 2009, Irwin’s Safety is recognized as one of Canada’s most innovative safety companies. It is a one-stop shop for every Occupational Health & Safety requirement including consulting, labour support, safety training, and much more! Our mission is to leverage our safety expertise & one-of-a-kind technologies to create long-lasting industrial solutions that help our clients meet and exceed their Quality, Efficiency and Safety goals. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Emergency Response Team (ERT) is responsible for creating, implementing, updating and maintaining an appropriate plan of action in response to emergency situations.

Irwin’s Safety’s component of this operation consists of a full-time 4-person ERT Team, conducting rope, highway, and confined space rescue; structural, industrial and wildland firefighting; OFA3 coverage; and HAZMAT Operations. Generally, the 4-person team works a 2 week-on, 2 week-off schedules. 

Minimum Qualifications


  • NFPA 1001 Level 2 (Pro board/IFSAC seal required) 
  • NFPA Hazmat Operations (Pro board/IFSAC seal required) 
  • Rope Rescue Operations (Technician preferred, seal not required) 
  • Must have minimum 1 year rescue experience (2 years preferred) 
  • Confined Space Rescue Operations (Technician preferred, seal not required) 
  • Fall Protection 
  • OFA Level 1 with Transportation Endorsement MUST be upgraded to OFA3 (either before or shortly after employment). 
  • Class 5 Driver’s license with Air Brake Endorsement (provide abstract) 

Preferred Qualifications


  • 2 years or more rescue experience 
  • Valid Confined space attendant ticket preferred but, training will be provided 
  • IRATA rope access certification would be considered an asset
  • Experience with Industrial Scientific gas detectors
  • ICS 100 is preferred but training can be provided 

Additional Information

In addition, the following certifications are required as seasonally appropriate.  

  • Certified Wildland Fire Training (e.g. S100+S215) 
  • Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 
  • Asbestos Awareness 

 There are several additional conditions of employment, including: 

  • Medical Clearance Form (will be provided) 
  • ERT Code of Conduct signoff (will be provided) 
  • BC Hydro WPP Orientation Training (scheduled through Irwin’s Safety) 
  • Valid (within 1 year) Candidate Physical Aptitude Test  


  • Coverage while deployed at Mica Dam is 24/7 on-call, with regularly scheduled days running from 
  • 6:30 am -4:30 pm, 7 days per week.  

Full-time, Casual 

$42.50 per hour 

Overtime pay 

Work Location:  Mica Dam – outside of Mica Townsite  

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