Firefighter/Paramedic – Kitimat (BC) – 2024

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District of Kitimat
April 12, 2024
Kitimat, BC
Job Type
April 30, 2024
37.63 starting wage


The District of Kitimat is recruiting for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.  This is a Regular, Full-Time position (up to 8 positions & eligibility list).  The Kitimat Fire and Ambulance Department is the only dual service department in the Province, providing both fire fighting and paramedic services to the community.

The Recruitment Weekend takes place over 4 consecutive days (just one trip to Kitimat) and includes the following:

  • Interview
  • Physical Fitness (medical exam, fitness and agility test)
  • Aptitude Test (mechanical and paramedic)

NEW: The District will provide a partial travel reimbursement subsidy for those invited to attend the recruitment weekend.  For those hired, we also provide relocation assistance and a twelve-month rental subsidy in accordance with our hiring policy.

Located in Northwest BC, Kitimat is home to just over 8,000 residents, with a stable tax base and is experiencing growth from increased levels of industrial, residential, and commercial development.  We seek individuals who are collaborative, work with integrity and respect, and uphold professional standards when it comes to the services we provide to our residents.

We are surrounded by mountains, rivers, oceans and parks and our staff are able to enjoy a work-life balance with backyard access to many outdoor recreational activities such as biking, hiking, golf, skiing, boating and fishing. The Terrace-Kitimat Regional Airport is a 40-minute drive away with multiple daily direct flights to Vancouver, Calgary and Prince George, perfect for a weekend getaway.

As a Firefighter/Paramedic, your primary functions are fire/rescue, pre-hospital emergency medical care, inspection/fire prevention and daily maintenance of the fire hall and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Preference will be given to those candidates with the following qualifications:

  • NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualification Level I & II
  • Primary Care Paramedic certification
  • BC Class 3 & 4 Driver's License with Air Brake Endorsement
  • Ability to obtain Security Clearance and Police Information and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Work experience related to firefighting and/or pre-hospital care
  • Post-secondary education
  • IV endorsement

Partially qualified applicants from Fire or Paramedicine with the following qualifications may also be considered:


  • Primary Care Paramedic certification


  • NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualification Level I & II and a BC EMR licence certification

Additional Information

Wages are paid in accordance with the Collective Agreement and include wage parity to the City of Vancouver.  Starting wage for this position is $37.63 and increases upon years of service to a maximum of $56.98.  A Captains rate is $67.55.  These are the 2024 wages.

At the District of Kitimat, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve, establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all.  Indigenous applicants, people of colour, LGBT2Q+, and all genders are encouraged to apply.

This posting will remain open until filled, next review of applications will occur on April 30, 2024.

Please submit a covering letter, resume and required documentation by email to or by mail to Human Resources Manager, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat BC, V8C 2H7.  For more information, please phone 250-632-8943.

Successful applicants will be invited to a Recruitment Weekend.  All applicants are thanked for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Learn more about the Kitimat Fire Department: Why you want to be a firefighter/paramedic for the District of Kitimat - YouTube


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