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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

  • 5 month recruit program (January – May)
  • 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. Information Session: September
  2. Application / resume submission: Application Close Date: October 11
  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