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New auxiliary firefighters wanted

Campbell River needs a few good new auxiliary fire fighters. - Submitted
Campbell River needs a few good new auxiliary fire fighters.
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Campbell River Fire Rescue is now accepting applications to fill auxiliary firefighter positions.

The the department is seeking a number of responsible and accountable team players who will perform fire fighting work involving combating, extinguishing and prevention of fires including search and rescue and administering first aid.

“Auxiliary firefighters in Campbell River volunteer for a number of reasons, especially the chance to be part of a tight-knit team, and the opportunity to face challenges and serve the community,” says Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Doherty. “We have had a number of people inquire about auxiliary fire fighting throughout the year, and we’re welcoming anyone who’s interested to join us for this information session.”

Learn more about this exciting, service-oriented career during Campbell River Fire Rescue’s free auxiliary firefighter information session: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m., at the Campbell River Community Centre, meeting Room No. 2.

The information session will provide potential candidates with an overview of the recruitment process, the basic fire fighter recruit training program, time commitments and expectations as well as the services provided by Campbell River Fire Rescue.

To register for this information session, e-mail careers@campbellriver.ca  with your name and phone number.

To be considered for an auxiliary firefighter position, please submit a complete application package to the Campbell River Fire Department at 675-13th Avenue by 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 3.

Application packages are available online at www.campbellriver.ca/your-city-hall/careers-volunteering/firefighter-requirements/auxiliary-firefighters

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