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Recruitment

Volunteer Recruitment Process 

Squamish Fire Rescue has been training locally minded people in their goals of serving Squamish as firefighters for over 100 years.  Our professional training and on the job experience is a unique opportunity to learn and develop skills as team members, leaders, and highly skilled firefighters. 

Program Details

Commitment

  • 6 month recruit program (Jan – June)
  • Training provided 2 days a week (1 weeknight and 1 weekend day)
  • 100 % attendance is required
  • 3 year personal commitment to Squamish Fire Rescue

Responsibilities

  • Bring a positive and inquisitive attitude
  • Follow all safe operating procedures
  • Be a timely and conscientious student

Training Provided

  • NFPA 1001 FF1 & 2– Standard for Fire Fighting (JIBC Modules 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, and 10)
  • Red Cross Emergency Medical Assistant – First Responder level 3
  • Live Fire Training
  • Wild land 1
  • Emergency Scene Traffic Control
  • ICS 100

Cost

  • There is no cost to the student
  • All training and materials are provided as part of your 3 year volunteer commitment to Squamish Fire Rescue.

Recruitment Process Timeline

  1. Application / resume submission: Application Close Date: September 30
  2. Information Session: September
  3. Application and resume review: October
  4. Physical and written testing: October
  5. Panel interview: November
  6. Recruit Firefighter position offers: December 1

Recruit Program Start Date: January