Paid On Call Firefighter
District of 100 Mile House
Paid On Call Firefighter
ANSWER THE CALL!
The District of 100 Mile House is located approximately six hours north of Vancouver BC on Hwy 97 and is known for its Cariboo charm. 100 Mile House is the hub of the South Cariboo and is surrounded by beautiful agriculture, lakes, and outdoor activities as well as business opportunities.
The Fire Rescue Department is seeking a number of Paid on Call Firefighters. With the Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief being the only career members on the department, our Firefighters make up the rest of the organization and are tasked with primary Firefighting duties as opposed to back up or supplement positions. Our department is a “Full Service” NFPA 1001 department as defined in the Provincial Playbook and operates a state of the art JIBC approved regional training center.
The Department provides the following services: Fire suppression, Fire Prevention, First Responder Medical Responses, Embankment Rescue, and Auto Extrication (Road Rescue) for approximately 10,000 sq. kms. The Department responds to hundreds of calls per year.
LIST OF TYPICAL DUTIES:
Under the general direction of a Company Officer, the POC Firefighter shall:
- Follows directions in a safe and orderly manner.
- Assists with fire suppression, fire prevention, FR medical responses, auto extrication, and embankment rescue activities.
- Participates in Firefighter training and drills. Minimum annual training attendance is 70%.
- Available and able to respond safely and effectively to incidents when alerted to do so. Minimum annual training attendance is 20%.
- Operates and maintains fire apparatus and equipment.
- Complies with fire department operational guidelines and policies.
- Maintains a work ethic and professionalism that is expected of the position of a Firefighter and is a law abiding individual.
- Develops and maintains good personal and working relations with members of the department, government agencies, emergency response agencies, community organizations, and the public.
- Keeps informed on current developments in fire prevention, training, firefighting, safety and rescue activities.
- Be willing to constantly upgrade education and training requirements as a member.
- Grade 12 education or equivalent.
- Min. 18 years of age.
- Valid Class 5 Driver’s License (be willing to obtain a Class 3 license with air endorsement).
- No criminal record. Required to submit criminal record upon application.
- Demonstrate safe driving record. Required to submit drivers abstract upon application.
- Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant with legal entitlement to work in Canada.
- Good manual dexterity and ability to demonstrate mechanical aptitude as well as have the ability to perform work involving considerable physical endurance and strength.
- Perform required duties calmly under stressful, adverse, dangerous, and extreme weather conditions.
- Must have good communications skills and be able to understand and follow oral and written instructions in English.
- Excellent interpersonal relationship skills with the public, have the ability to educate on matters of fire safety and meet objectives of the community.
- Must be able to deal with other department members in a tactful and courteous manner.
- Must live or work within the fire protection area of 100 Mile House Fire Rescue.
The current rate of pay varies between $15-$26 per hour (depending on training). The hours of work are non-standard and consists of a non-standard work week.
For more information or to download an application please visit our website at 100milefire.com or call 250-395-2152.
Thank you for your interest! Please note that only selected applicants will be contacted and only complete applications will be accepted.
The closing date for applications is 4:30 PM on February 28th 2020