EMPLOYMENT

All Applicants must:

  • Be a permanent resident of the District of Kent
  • Be in good physical condition, able to meet the physical demands of firefighting (undergo and pass a physical fitness test administered by the Department)
  • Undergo and pass a medical examination (from physician) to determine fitness as a firefighter
  • Have no phobias of height or confined spaces
  • Have normal vision with no colour impairment and normal hearing
  • Possess and maintain a valid BC Drivers License with a demonstrated safe driving record
  • Provide a Driving Record Check (Driver's Abstract)
  • Be able to pass an RCMP Criminal Record Check
  • Be able to communicate effectively
  • Be able to work as a team member
  • Complete the Agassiz Fire Department's six week Recruit Training Program (on Thursdays and some weekends)
  • Be available and regularly attend Thursday evening practice Sessions (19:00 - 21:00 hrs)
  • Be available to respond to incidents (may occur anytime, day or night, throughout the year)
  • Enroll and participate in the BC Fire Fighter Program
  • Successfully complete a six month probation period

 

Note: Firefighters are not permitted to grow facial hair, except moustache (per Workers Compensation Board regulation)

 

Additional considerations in evaluating candidates

  • Permanently employed in the District of Kent
  • Previous firefighting experience
  • Class 3 license with Air Endorsement
  • Grade 12 education
  • Experience in construction or mechanical trades
  • Experience in the operation of heavy equipment or vehicles
  • Ability to respond to daytime calls
  • Valid First Aid Certification

 

If you are called in for an interview, please ensure you bring the following

  • Drivers Abstract
  • Copy of your Drivers License
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Your Employers Permission to Respond to Calls Slip
  • Any Documentation of Specialized Training


Click HERE to download the Application Form (131 kb PDF).

 

 
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