Firefighter Volunteers Needed

FirefighterOpen Practice/Training Nights – February 24 and 27, 2020

The Parksville and Qualicum Beach fire departments are now recruiting for 2020 and residents considering applying are welcome to attend a regular practice night in their area. This is an opportunity to see firsthand what is involved in training to be a volunteer on-call firefighter - to observe a practice, ask questions and speak with officers and members.

Open practice/training nights are scheduled on two evenings from 7 to 9 pm. Please arrive at the firehall by 6:45 pm and stay as long as you wish.

Parksville Fire Department: Monday, February 24

Qualicum Beach Fire Department: Thursday, February 27

The training sessions will start with a brief department meeting with updates from the fire chief, assistant chiefs and the department’s members association. Members are typically broken into five training crews and have pre-assigned training sessions. These crews can either be at the station or offsite with the company officers providing the training.

Do you have what it takes?

To learn more about being a firefighter, stop by your firehall during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm) to speak with an officer. Qualified candidates interested in volunteering should submit applications to the
department in the area where they live. Closing date for applications is Friday, March 6 at 4 pm.

For more information and to access application forms, please refer to recruitment information:

Parksville Volunteer Fire Department
250 248-3242
160 Jensen Avenue West, Parksville

Qualicum Beach Fire Department
250 752-6232
130 Rupert Road East, Qualicum Beach