Apply to be a Castlegar Volunteer Fire Fighter
Castlegar’s Paid-on-Call Volunteer Firefighters may be asked to respond to a variety of emergency calls, including structure fires, motor vehicle incidents, medical calls and occasionally participate in public education events.
Paid On-Call Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment
The Castlegar Fire Department is a composite fire department. Staffing comprises both career and paid on-call firefighters – paid on-call firefighters respond to the Fire Hall when electronically called to do so.
All firefighters must meet a number of criteria:
- A driving record that demonstrates responsible and safe driving behaviour. A record with more than six points within the previous three years will eliminate an applicant from further consideration.
- No conviction for a criminal offence related to the job duties of personnel in the fire service. Police Records Checks are conducted on all applicants being considered as a paid on-call firefighters.
- Members of the paid on-call firefighters must reside within the Castlegar area.
- All paid-on-call fire fighters meet once a week for two-hour training sessions as required by Castlegar Fire Rescue. Paid on-call firefighters do receive financial compensation for training and emergency responses they attend.
- Attend weekly practice nights and you must log at least 50 hours of training on your practice nights per year.
- Must attend at least 50 hours of calls per year.
- Possess a valid Class 5 BC driver’s license without restrictions and a have a good driving record – driver’s abstract required.
- Be able to perform duties in a manner that upholds the high degree of public trust that the position holds.
- Maintain an acceptable driving record and good community standing during your employment.
- Be able to meet and maintain Castlegar Fire Rescue medical and fitness standards.
- Pass a physical job performance assessment.
- Participate in an interview.
- Pass a medical examination, which includes minimum visual and hearing requirements.
- Successfully complete the Fire Service training program.
- A Class 3 Driver’s License with an air brake endorsement
- First aid training
- Building construction or trade background
- Fire-related courses or work history
- Be available during the day