Work Experience Firefighter – Big White (BC) -2024

NewJobIcon Work Experience Firefighter – Big White (BC) -2024
Big White Fire Department
January 2, 2024
Big White, Kelowna, Canada
Job Type
Feb 28/24


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 23rd year of their Work Experience Program. This program is open for applications from January 1, 2024, until the end of the business day, February 28, 2024, with the program scheduled to run from May 31, 2024 until the end of ski season 2025 (usually mid to late April).

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 but not be limited to:
-Driver and Apparatus Operator-1002 Pro-Board Certification
-Aerial Operations
-Vehicle and Machinery Rescue Level 1-1006 Pro-Board Certification
-Medical First Responder including enhanced scope endorsements, EMA License
-Emergency Medical Responder Certificate
-Live Fire Training
-Basic Fire Suppression and Safety (Wildland Fires)
-SPP-115 Structure Protection Workshop
-Emergency Scene Traffic Control, BCMSA

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