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Paid-on-Call Firefighters

Department:
Fire Rescue
Employment Type:
Casual
Status:
Final Process
Posted Date:
September 1, 2023 9:00 am
Closing Date:
September 22, 2023 12:00 pm
Last Updated Date:
September 1, 2023 8:45 AM
Job Descripton:

 

Are you pursuing a career in the fire service and need hands-on firefighting experience to give yourself an edge in recruitments? Would you like to be part of a dynamic, fast-paced, award-winning local government organization while you gain that experience? If so, have we got the opportunity for you!

Langford Fire Rescue is currently accepting applications for our Paid-on-Call (POC) Firefighter program. Our unique program is tailored to applicants pursuing a career in firefighting but need hands-on experience to increase their chances of success. As a POC Firefighter you will service the City of Langford and our residents and visitors by working alongside our career Firefighters at emergency incidents. You will be required to complete twelve-hour shifts at the fire station at least three times per month. These shifts are where you will enhance your firefighting skills, get a chance to network with career members, and learn more about the trade of a career firefighter.

We pride ourselves not only in our responsibility to our community’s safety, but also the welfare of those within and beyond our city limits. We provide a broad range of services including fire suppression, fire prevention and education, emergency first responder, and both high angle rope and water rescue. As a full-service fire department, this is your chance to get your feet wet attending a large variety of calls and to get dedicated time to focus on increasing your skills.

Still not convinced? Our department is growing! To meet the needs of our expanding community, the City anticipates the addition of another 18 career firefighter positions over the next two years. Joining our POC Firefighter program is a great way to get your foot in the door, one step closer to that career position you’ve been dreaming of.

If this sounds like your calling to serve, we invite you to apply!

Candidates must:

  • Be 19 years of age or older, in good health and physical condition
  • Hold an NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level II certification
  • Have a valid Class 5 BC Drivers License
  • Have a Grade 12 education or GED
  • Be able to participate in three (3) 12-hour stipend shifts (overnights or weekends) per month

Candidates who are successful through the recruitment process will be required to successfully complete the UVic Fire Fit test, an NFPA 1582 compliant medical exam, and a Police Information Check prior to full offers to join the Langford Fire Rescue team. These are not required as part of the application process.

Please submit your resume, NFPA 1001 Level II certification, and a current drivers abstract by e-mail to careers@langford.ca (identify the position you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail). Applications will be accepted until noon on September 22, 2023. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected to move forward in the process will be contacted.

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