Thinking about volunteering to be a firefighter?
Wondering if you’re up for the challenge of steep ladders, height and claustrophobia, all while wearing heavy fire-fighting gear?
Learn more about this exciting service-oriented career during the Campbell River Fire Department’s free information session about what’s involved in being an auxiliary firefighter on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m. at the No. 1 Fire Hall, 675-13th Ave.
“Auxiliary firefighters volunteer for a number of reasons, especially the chance to be part of a tight-knit team, and the opportunity to face challenges and serve the community,” says Fire Chief Ian Baikie.
“We had a number of people inquire about auxiliary firefighting during our September open house, and we’re welcoming anyone who’s interested to join us for this information session.”
Anyone attending the session should wear causal, loose-fitting clothing because they will have an opportunity to climb ladders and kneel and crawl while wearing a breathing apparatus. Doesn’t that just sound like fun?
To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and phone number.
Applications for auxiliary firefighters are posted online in the employment section of the city’s website www.campbellriver.ca
Return completed applications to city hall or Fire Hall No.1 (downtown) prior to the information session on Wednesday.