So you think you’re firefighter material, eh?


The City of Campbell River is now accepting applications to fill auxiliary fire fighter positions

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

The City of Campbell River is now accepting applications to fill auxiliary fire fighter positions.

“Auxiliary fire fighters in Campbell River 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 Coun. Charlie Cornfield, who holds the public safety portfolio for Council. “They are an integral part of the community safety network, and this is a unique opportunity that should be considered by anyone who is looking for the chance to perform hands-on fire fighting work that involves combating, extinguishing and preventing fires as well as search and rescue.”

Learn more about this exciting, service-oriented career during a free auxiliary fire fighter information session being hosted by Campbell River’s Fire Department on Tuesday, July 7 at 6 p.m. at the Campbell River Community Centre meeting room 2, located at 401-11th Avenue (access from rear parking lot entrance).

To register for this information session, email careers@campbellriver.ca  with your name and phone number.

“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,” says deputy fire chief Thomas Doherty. The information session will provide potential candidates with an overview of the recruitment process, the basic fire fighter recruit training program, time commitments and expectations as well as the range of services provided by the city’s Fire Department.

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 online at www.campbellriver.ca/your-city-hall/careers-volunteering/firefighter-requirements/auxiliary-firefighters or can be picked up at the Fire Hall at 675-13th Avenue.