Comox Fire Rescue seeking on-call members

The Comox Fire Rescue is seeking a few new paid on-call members to fill vacancies in its membership.

The Comox Fire Rescue is seeking a few new paid on-call members to fill vacancies in its membership.

This opportunity is open to males and females between the ages of 18 and 50.

The fire department is particularly interested in persons who work close to the Comox Fire Station and are available to respond to emergencies during the daytime (at least a couple of days per week). Ideal applicants should be dedicated, hard working, team players who are willing to be challenged.

Applicants must be physically fit and available to attend Tuesday evening training sessions on a regular basis. Work conditions include hard work, unusual hours, bad weather, extreme temperatures, low pay and occasional high stress. Rewards are many and include new skills and great training, new friends, adventure, satisfaction, teamwork, confidence, pride, some pay and many other benefits.

Chief Gord Schreiner states: ”Using a system of volunteer, paid-on-call, and career members the fire department provides a variety of important services, at very reasonable costs to thousands of citizens. We are very fortunate to have a great group of paid on call firefighters who are very dedicated to this wonderful community, however we do need new members from time to time.”

Comox Fire Rescue takes training very seriously and trains all of its members to a provincial standard. The training of new members usually takes two years to complete. Much of this training is done locally as the fire department has a great training centre located behind the fire station.

Persons interested in applying should drop by the fire station for an application form or contact Schreiner or assistant chief Rick Shelton at 250-339-2432 or e-mail firehall@comox.ca.

Other local fire departments may also be looking for new members. Contact your local fire department for more information.

— Comox Fire Department

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