Work Experience Program (WEP) Firefighter – Merritt BC – 2024

Work Experience Program (WEP) Firefighter – Merritt BC – 2024
Merritt Fire Rescue Department
May 27, 2024
Merritt, BC
Job Type
June 24th, 2024


12 month program for successful candidates to live and work at the Merritt Fire Rescue Department as part of a well-established work experience program (WEP). Explore your interest in the fire service while refining your skills through training and emergency response in preparation of firefighting as a career.

Due to the successful career placement of current participants, we are anticipating the need to fill up to 4 positions and will be considering applications immediately upon receipt.

Duties and Responsibilities

The daily duties of a WEP firefighter are balanced between, but not limited to; Suppression of Fires, Rescue Response, Medical Response, Fire Prevention, Public Education, Company Level Fire Inspections, Pre-incident Planning, and Station and Equipment Maintenance. WEP firefighters work a standard daytime shift routine, Monday to Friday, and, duty coverage after hours and on weekends.

Minimum Qualifications

Entrance Requirements:
• Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant.
• High School Graduate
• 19 years of age or older.
• NFPA 1001 – Firefighter I & II or equivalent certification.
• In-depth personal record check.
• Driver’s License with Air Brake Endorsement, favourable driver’s abstract with no more than 3 demerit points.
• Doctor’s Medical Clearance or Certificate of Fitness; Fit Tech, CPAT, or York
• Commitment to a 12-month Work Experience Program.
• Criminal Record check

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Preferred Qualifications

• First Responder
• Occupational First Aid Level 3
• Emergency Medical Responder
• Primary Care Paramedic or equivalent
• Previous firefighting or other related work
• Technical, Trades or equivalent level
• Post-Secondary Academic Diploma

Additional Information

For any additional questions regarding the program or process contact the Work Experience Coordinator, Lieutenant Gareth Tilt, at


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