Thornhill Volunteer Fire Department 
Deputy Fire Chief


The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine is seeking an individual for the position of Deputy Fire Chief. This full-time position offers a competitive salary and a full range of benefits. 

This role is based in Thornhill BC, a community adjacent to Terrace, BC, as part of vital services for our residents, businesses and visitors to this community and other communities in our Regional District.

This area is known for its world-class fishing and outdoor adventure opportunities, including a ski hill, 18-hole golf course, hiking and mountain biking trails. The area offers quality advanced education opportunities with both the Coast Mountain College and a University of Northern BC satellite campus. There is also a well-developed arts and cultural community, recreation facility and library.

Reporting to the Fire Chief, the Deputy Fire Chief will perform supervisory, administrative, emergency response, training and command and control activities. The Deputy Chief also assists the Fire Chief in organizing and directing the overall operation of the department, including all related activities. In addition, the Deputy Chief oversees all tactical operations for fire and other emergencies in the absence of the Fire Chief.

Under general direction of the Fire Chief, the Deputy Fire Chief participates in creating appropriate policies, procedures and resources so staff and volunteers can respond to emergency situations and perform their tasks efficiently and effectively. The Deputy promotes fire safety and the professional image of the Fire Department and champions an environment of collegial working relationships within the volunteer firefighter culture, contributing to a productive working environment. The Deputy has current and in-depth knowledge of all processes, policies, regulations and evidence-informed practices related to fire services, to delivery valuable and high-quality services. They coordinate approved levels and standards of service through effective management of human, physical, information and financial resources of the department.

The preferred candidate will possess the following education and competencies:

  • Firefighter level II (NFPA 1001),
  • Fire Service Instructor I & II (NFPA 1041),
  • 5 Years of progressive firefighting experience,
  • 3 Years of management or supervisory experience as a Fire Officer,
  • Fire Officer I (NFPA 1021), 
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 300,
  • First Responder III,
  • Knowledge of current legislation and regulation affecting the fire service in British Columbia,
  • Proficiency using Microsoft office programs, (FirePro2 would be an asset),
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills,
  • Valid B.C. Class 5 with air endorsement, (Class 3 preferred),
  • Fire Inspector (NFPA 1031) & Fire Investigator (NFPA 1033) would be an asset.


We appreciate your interest when applying and advise that only candidates under active consideration will be contacted. 

Please submit your letter of application and resume by mail or email to the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine by 4:00 p.m. on August 17, 2020

Human Resources
Regional District Kitimat – Stikine
Suite 300 – 4545 Lazelle Avenue
Terrace, B.C.  V8G 4E1
Email: reneel@rdks.bc.ca


Organization: Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine
Location: Terrace, BC
Region: North Coast / Nechako
Professional Category(s): Fire / Rescue / First Aid Services
Posted: July 20, 2020, 3:31 pm
Expires: August 17, 2020, 4:00 pm

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