Urgent Need for Firefighters in Crofton and Chemainus

(November 6, 2017, North Cowichan, BC) Have you ever wondered what it might feel like to be a local hero? If so, the Municipality of North Cowichan wants to hear from you! The Fire Halls located in Crofton and Chemainus are seeking applications from interested candidates for paid, on-call firefighter positions.  

Paid, on-call firefighters receive fully paid training, as well as all required equipment and gear.  Applicants must be at least 19 years old (16-18 year olds are eligible for junior membership), a resident of North Cowichan located within the Chemainus or Crofton response boundaries, in physical condition sufficient to pass the required agility test, pass a criminal record check, and be willing to attend all scheduled training sessions.

Ideally, we are looking for people who enjoy the comradery of being part of a team and are motivated by the desire to give something back to their community, says Crofton Fire Chief, Ken Rukus.  As firefighters, we get the opportunity to be part of something that makes a real difference and theres no better feeling. 

Chemainus Fire Chief, Al Irwin, emphasizes that firefighter candidates of all ages and demographics are encouraged to apply. We are not just interested in the young bucks, so to speak we are looking for men and women who feel committed to their community, who can be relied upon to attend scheduled training, and who are physically active in their everyday lives. If this sounds like you, please give us a call.

Successful applicants begin with a three-month introduction to the firefighting program that takes place one evening each week, and one day on each weekend.  Training is followed by a nine-month probationary period, which earns the successful trainee his or her firefighters badge.

If you are ready to explore this rewarding opportunity, please contact the Fire Chiefs in Crofton or Chemainus:

Crofton Fire HallChemainus Fire Hall
Chief Ken RukusChief Al Irwin