Recruits Needed To Fight Wildfires
The BC Wildfire Service is looking for firefighters for the 2019 fire season.
Up to 200 positions will be available around BC, in places like Quesnel, Williams Lake and 100 Mile House for the season that usually starts in May and goes to the end of September.
Online applications can be submitted on the BC Wildfire Service website until Jan. 15th.
“Applicants who pass the screening phase will be invited to attend an interview and complete a fitness assessment. These steps will be completed in February in various locations throughout the province,” says Eric Kopetski, crew coordinator with the Service
“Firefighting is a unique job. It’s a great opportunity for people who are interested in challenging themselves mentally and physically, seeing some of the most spectacular locations in the province, and working with a group of dedicated people who are passionate about what they do. During the winter, firefighters are able to spend time pursuing other activities, such as attending school or travelling,” adds Kopetski.
To learn more about the application process, get details about required and preferred qualifications, and complete the online application, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/wildfirejobs