Work Experience Firefighter – Sun Peaks, BC – 2020

Sun Peaks Fire Rescue
January 7, 2020
Sun Peaks, Canada
Job Type
February 28 2020
Work Hours


Proven to help aspiring firefighters get hired!

For years Sun Peaks’ Work Experience Program has helped aspiring firefighters reach their goals. The training and on-the-job experience that our members receive provides them with an edge in a very competitive job market. This opportunity gives applicants a unique opportunity to learn and develop skills in a program that has generated results – year after year.


Why choose Sun Peaks?

- Experience being on the frontline of Canada's second largest ski area. Our diverse population and incredible scenery - will make your WEP experience unforgettable! While in Sun Peaks be sure to explore our:
- 18 hole golf course
- World class mountain biking
- Abundant hiking and fishing opportunities
- Canoe and Kayak our many lakes
- Local farmer's markets
- Outdoor summer concert series
- Close proximity to Kamloops and the Lower Mainland
- And much, much more!

Duties and Responsibilities

-Response to fire, rescue and medical emergencies
-Apparatus and equipment checks
-Fire hall maintenance
-Public education
-Commercial fire inspections
-On call duty shifts
-Other duties in keeping with the responsibilities of a rookie firefighter in a career hall as directed by the Officer in Command

Minimum Qualifications

-NFPA 1001 1 & 2 plus NFPA 472 with IFSAC or PROBOARD accreditation
-Valid First Responder III Certificate, or BCEMALB First Responder License
-Valid BC class 5 drivers license (or equivalent) with air brake endorsement
-Sun Peaks Fire Rescue Firefighter Medical Examination
-High School Diploma or equivalent
-19 Years of age or older
-Canadian Citizen or permanent resident

Preferred Qualifications

-Valid EMR or PCP license category
-Technical, Trades or Post Secondary education
-Previous Fire Fighting, Rescue or Emergency Medical Responder experience
-Volunteer experience with a non-fire / non-medical organization

Additional Information

Training Provided

-NFPA 1002 – Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, JIBC
-Emergency Medical Responder, Canadian Red Cross
-Live Fire Training
-S-100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety (Wildland Fires)
-Company Inspections, JIBC
-Emergency Scene Traffic Control, BCMSA
-Fire Service Instructor 1, JIBC

Contest Timeline: 

1.Contest Opens January 1st 2020-Closes February 28th 2020
2.Application and Resume Review: Early March 2020
3.Panel Interview/Skype Interview: Mid March 2020
4.Work Experience Program Offers: Before April 1 2020
5.Work Experience Program Start Date: May 1 2020


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