Auxiliary firefighter recruitment is on now!
Learn more about this exciting, service-oriented career during the Fire Department's free Auxiliary Firefighter Information Session: Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Campbell River Fire Department No. 1 Station, located at 675 13th Ave. This information session will provide potential candidates with an overview of the recruitment process, the auxiliary firefighter training program, time commitments and expectations, as well as the services provided by the Campbell River Fire Department. Attendance is not mandatory, but strongly recommended if you plan to apply.
An application is available for download here: Auxiliary Firefighter Application Package 2018, or you can pick up a printed application from at the No. 1 Fire Station at 675 13th Ave. Completed applications must be submitted to the No. 1 Fire Station no later than 4 p.m. on Nov. 21, 2018.
Candidates who are selected to move on to the next phase of the recruitment process will attend a fitness assessment, taking place on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. at the Campbell River Community Centre.
Auxiliary firefighters are integral members of the Campbell River Fire and Rescue Service working along side full-time or volunteer firefighters in the provision of fire and rescue services to the City of Campbell River.
Auxiliary firefighters provide an efficient and effective service to the community in the preservation of life, property and the environment. They perform the basic functions of fire protection involving:
- The containment of structural and environmental fires.
- The rescue of citizens involved in motor vehicle incidents.
- The containment of fires and spills involving motor vehicles.
- Support of Technical Rescue and Hazardous Materials Operations.
Auxiliary firefighters are unique from career firefighters in that they are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Many hold regular jobs as millworkers, tradespeople and office workers. With their employer’s permission, they stop work and attend to emergency incidents as they occur. This round-the-clock role also relies heavily on the patience and support of their family and social circles.
These invaluable members of the City of Campbell River Fire and Rescue Service attend to emergency incidents as well as participate in weekly skill maintenance drills, regular structured training exercises and other approved activities.
In our ever-changing complex, technological world, firefighting is not just another job. It is an employment opportunity that offers a challenging, demanding, exciting and rewarding career.
Today’s firefighter must be skilled, competent and professional, able to meet every kind of emergency swiftly and surely. Firefighting is a learning process that never ends. The City of Campbell River Firefighters undergo continuous in-service training. This ongoing education not only provides knowledge of the latest developments in firefighting and rescue techniques, but also includes such subjects as the control of Hazardous Materials situations, Emergency Medical procedures, Fire Prevention legislation and Fire Investigation techniques. The Firefighter uses acquired teaching skills to educate the public, thereby promoting fire prevention and safety awareness throughout the community.
Throughout your career as a Firefighter your job-related duties and responsibilities will include the following:
- Fire Suppression
- Fire Prevention Inspection
- Medical Emergencies
- Hazardous Materials Incidents
- Fire Hall & Apparatus Maintenance
- Training Drills
- Building Inspections
- Pre-Fire Planning
- Public Fire Safety Education
- Operation of Fire Apparatus and Small Equipment
Successful applicants will be those who are: physically fit and well coordinated, honest, reliable, motivated, able to work well with others, willing and able to learn and improve, and who demonstrate a deep sense of commitment and responsibility to serve the public.
In addition to frequent contact with the public, Firefighters spend extended periods of time together. Whether it’s sharing routine maintenance chores at the station or providing back-up at the scene of an emergency, a Firefighter must be able to accept orders without question and work effectively as an essential member of a team of professionals. Equally important is the firefighters’ capacity to assess a situation and act on their own initiative. Firefighters are frequently called upon to use their foresight, training and judgment to rescue others and protect themselves.
At this time, we are not accepting applications for Career Firefighters.
Any inquires regarding Firefighter recruitment should be made to:
Campbell River Fire Rescue
Office of the Fire Chief
Campbell River, BC
Phone: (250) 286-6266
Fax: (250) 286-6741