Find out about becoming an auxiliary firefighter at a free session July 13.

City recruiting auxiliary firefighters

Thinking about volunteering to be a fire fighter? Wondering if you’re up for the challenge?

Campbell River Fire Rescue is now accepting applications to fill auxiliary fire fighter positions.

The City of Campbell River seeks a number of responsible and accountable team players who will combat, extinguish and prevent fires as well as perform search and rescue and first aid.

Learn more about this exciting, service-oriented career during Campbell River Fire Rescue’s free auxiliary fire fighter information session: Wednesday, July 13 at 6 p.m. at the Campbell River Community Centre meeting room No 5, located at 401-11th Avenue (access from rear parking lot

The information session will provide potential candidates with an overview of the recruitment process, the basic fire fighter training program, time commitments and expectations as well as the services provided by Campbell River Fire Rescue.

To register for this information session, email Thomas.doherty@campbellriver.ca.

“Auxiliary fire fighters in Campbell River volunteer for a number of reasons, especially the chance to be part of a diversified team, and the opportunity to face challenges and serve the community,” says Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Doherty. “We have had a number of people inquire about auxiliary fire fighting throughout the year, and we’re welcoming anyone who’s interested to join us for this information session.”

To be considered for an auxiliary fire fighter position, submit a complete application package to the Campbell River Fire Department at 675-13th Ave. by 4 p.m. on July 31, 2016.

Application packages are available online at http://www.campbellriver.ca/city-services/public-safety/fire-services/become-a-firefighter or pick up paper copies at the No 1 Fire Hall.