Firefighter (Eligibility List) – Kelowna – 2021
We are looking for a number of responsible and dedicated Firefighters to combat, extinguish, and prevent fires including search and rescue and administering first aid. We need to fill firefighter positions from an eligibility list commencing as early as Spring of 2022.
Valid BC Class 3 Driver’s License with Air brake endorsement (or equivalent from another province)
18 years of age or over
Physically able to perform the duties and swim
Current First-aid certificate that requires you to attend for seven (7) hours of instruction
IFSAC or Pro Board Accredited NFPA 1001 – Fire Fighting Practices Level I and II Program, including NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Operations.
Legally entitled to work in Canada
No criminal record
Successfully pass medical testing requirements (including vision and hearing) which are based upon the NFPA 1582 standard with a restriction placed upon candidates with Category A medical conditions as defined in NFPA 1582, Chapter 6, article 6.2.2
Previous firefighting experience, community involvement and a second language are considered an asset.
Please attach a copy of your NFPA 1001 as Other document 1.
Please attach a copy of your NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Operations as Other Document 2.
Please attach a copy of your First Aid Certificate as Other document 3.
Please attach all other relevant documents as Other documents 4.
Please ensure that you have a resume and drivers abstract to attach, as these are required documents when applying to this posting.
Please ensure your resume follows the categorized layout as in the sample provided on the webpage at www.kelowna.ca/careers – firefighter recruitment.
Applicants who are successful in moving through the process will be expected to:
Qualify on written, physical, swim and medical testing requirements (including vision and hearing)
Provide a Criminal Record Search (no criminal record) when requested during the hiring process.
Provide personal vaccination records for MMR, Tetanus, Diphtheria (past 10 yrs), Hepatitis B (all shots) as requested during the hiring process.
Please ensure that you have a resume and Driver’s Abstract to attach, as these are required documents when applying to this posting.
If you do not currently possess a Driver’s License, or are waiting to receive a Driver’s Abstract, you will have the opportunity to provide this information to us when applying for this position. When you are on the Documents Used to Apply page, select Driver’s Abstract, and then Write Driver’s Abstract. In the text area type “No Driver’s License” or “Driver’s Abstract is on order” and then select Add to my Application. This written text then becomes the Driver’s Abstract document and you can proceed with your application.