Firefighter – Duncan – 2018

Firefighter - Duncan - 2018
Fire Recruitment Job Board Team
October 30, 2018
Duncan, Canada
Job Type
December 31, 2018
Work Hours
Paid-on-call Firefighters are paid for attending practices, call-outs and duty weekends. Practices are held once a week and usually last a few hours. On duty weekends, which happen once every four weeks, you are expected to remain in the area and in a condition fit for work. You are also required to spend a half day at the hall cleaning and maintaining equipment as part of your duty weekend.


The Municipality of North Cowichan is the largest municipality in the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD). It is situated immediately north of and adjacent to the City of Duncan, south of Ladysmith, and extends east to North Cowichan's extensive coastline. The community centres of North Cowichan are Chemainus, Crofton, Maple Bay and the South End. North Cowichan has four Fire Halls located in these four communities which are entirely staffed by paid-on-call, trained and dedicated Firefighters.

Each Fire Hall has its own Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, Captains, Lieutenants, Secretary, Treasurer and regular Firefighters, all of whom are members of the North Cowichan Fire Department. In addition to being employed at their regular jobs, our dedicated Firefighters work hard to keep North Cowichan protected. Our Firefighters are issued a pager and respond to their assigned Fire Hall or emergency scene when it's activated.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 19 years of age (16-18 eligible for junior membership)
  • Resident of North Cowichan
  • Current Class 5 non-restricted driver's license provided with resume
  • Driving record that demonstrates safe and responsible driving behavior
  • Must be in good physical condition and able to successfully complete agility test
  • Must pass a criminal record check and a vulnerable sector check
  • Must be able to attend all scheduled training sessions
  • Must work well with others and be able to function in the dynamic and fast paced emergency services environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Class 1, 2, 3, or 4 driver's license
  • Air brake endorsement
  • Fire related courses, such as NFPA 1001 Level II, NFPA 1002, NFPA 472
  • Post-secondary education
  • Technical or trade certificate
  • Advanced first aid training
  • Previous fire or emergency services experience
  • Ability to respond to daytime emergencies

Additional Information

Paid On Call Firefighter Benefits

  • Paid, accredited training (e.g. NFPA 1001, CPR, Class 3 Licence, Airbrake Endorsement, Live Fire Training, First responder medical training)
  • Equipment and gear provided
  • Membership into firefighter's social club and use of amenities
  • Invitation to annual banquets
  • Free use of fire hall for private functions
  • Free counseling services for firefighters and immediate family
  • The opportunity to be part of a team of people serving the community

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