Work Experience Firefighter – Big White – 2020

Big White Fire Department
    January 2, 2020
    Kelowna, Canada
    Job Type
    February 29th. 2020


    Do you want to serve as a full time firefighter, gain firefighting experience, continue your fire service education, live in the fire station, and be part of a progressive team? If so, this might be the position you’re looking for!

    Being a firefighter is a challenging and rewarding career for both men and women. A firefighter today must be skilled, competent, professional and able to deal with any kind of emergency. Being a Work Experience Program (WEP) firefighter you will have the opportunity to continually maintain and upgrade your skills through specialized training and emergency situations.

    The Big White Fire Department is seeking candidates for the 19th year of their Work Experience Program. This program is open for applications from January 1, 2020 until the end of the business day, February 29, 2020 with the program scheduled to run from June 1, 2020 until the end of ski season 2021 (usually mid to late April).

    See for more information and how to apply.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    -be involved in regular duty shifts

    -create and maintain pre-incident plans, public education and participate in company inspections

    -participate in specialized training sessions to maintain and enhance their certification and skill levels

    -have the opportunity to instruct training courses to regular members in order to further apply and challenge their skills and abilities

    -complete regular hall and equipment maintenance as an integral part of the program

    -respond to emergency calls as paid-on-call members of the Big White Fire Department

    Minimum Qualifications

     -NFPA 1001, B.C. Fire Fighter 1 & 2 OR Equivalent

    -Pass a criminal records search

    -Pass a driver’s license check and a detailed personal reference check

    -Doctor’s medical clearance or certificate of fitness (Fit Tech, CPAT, York, etc.)

    -CPR “C”, First aid training

    -Class 3 Driver’s License

    -Air brake endorsement

    Preferred Qualifications

    -EMA licensed FR, EMR or higher

    -Work place first aid OFA 3

    -Technical, Trades or Post Secondary education or experience

    -Previous Fire Fighting, Wildfire, Rescue or Emergency Medical Responder experience

    Additional Information

    Training Will Include:

    -Driving In The Fire Department (Frontline Fire Department Training Inc.)

    -Pumps & Pumps (Emergency  Response Team Training Inc.)

    -Aerial Apparatus Operations

    -Medical First Responder, EMA License

    -Emergency Medical Responder, Canadian Red Cross

    -Live Fire Training

    -S-100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety (Wildland Fires)

    -S-215 Entrapment Avoidance

    -SPP-115 Structure Protection Workshop

    -ICS 100 (JIBC)

    -Company Inspections, JIBC

    -Emergency Scene Traffic Control, BCMSA


    Those interested should submit their resume & cover letter to [email protected]

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