You can do your part to keep the ocmmunity safe from fires by becoming a volunteer firefighter. The city is accepting applications for auxiliary firefighter positions but the deadline is July 31.

Auxiliary fire fighter recruitment deadline fast approaching

Auxiliary members attend emergency incidents and participate in weekly skill maintenance drills

Thinking about fires lately? Wondering what you can do to help?

The City of Campbell River is accepting applications to fill auxiliary fire fighter positions until the end of July.

“Auxiliary firefighters are integral members of the Campbell River Fire and Rescue Service working along-side career firefighters in the provision of fire and rescue services to the City of Campbell River,” says deputy fire chief Thomas Doherty.

Coun. Charlie Cornfield, whose portfolio includes public safety, adds “Auxiliary firefighters provide an efficient, essential and effective service to the community in the preservation of life, property and the environment.”

Auxiliary members of the Campbell River Fire and Rescue Service attend emergency incidents and participate in weekly skill maintenance drills and regular structured training exercises.

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

Application packages are available on the City’s website at www.campbellriver.ca/firefighting. Pick up a paper copy at the Fire Hall at 675-13th Ave.