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Firefighter Recruitment – June 13, 2016

June 13, 2016

So….Have you been driving past our Fire Halls? Have you driven past a Motor Vehicle Incident and saw us in action? Have you asked yourself  the questions? ”What does it take to be a firefighter”? ”Do I need any special training to become a Volunteer Firefighter”? ”Do they need any more members”? ”What can I do to help my Community”? I know there are many of you out there that have asked yourself these questions.

Let me give you a bit of an insight to who we have in our Fire Department, and what we are looking for. We are a Volunteer Fire Department and this is their other daily employment;

Full Time Employment                     Mill Bay Fire Department

Mechanic                                                                     Firefighter

Construction                                                               Firefighter

Career Firefighter                                                      Firefighter

Self Employed                                                            Firefighter

Nurse                                                                            Firefighter

Retired                                                                         Firefighter

Mill Bay Fire Department needs more members, We need you! The Community needs you! This is one of the best ways in the world to help your community. It is one of the best careers you could ever want in your life, and we will help you get there.

Are you 16, and want to start plans for a career? We have a junior program. When you turn 19, we have you trained so that you have the majority of the training required to be a regular firefighter with-in our department as well as a career fire department.

19 and older? What do we have to offer you? You have the opportunity to learn and work with a very close and diversified team. We will supply you with all the training you need to become a big part of this team. You don’t need any experience.

Mill Bay Fire Department uses the Justice Institute Of BC for all your credited training. Your training will be to The British Columbia Fire Service Minimum Training Standards (Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook) You will train with a very special group of people who thrive to have fun, educate, and want to help others.

I have been involved now for the past 30 years. I’m not a special person, and it doesn’t take a special person to do this type of work. It take a person who’s passion is to help other’s, with one of their worst days, or it could be one of their best days. You make a difference. You will meet allot of good people along the way, doing and sharing the same things as you. What are you waiting for? You are already in our web site…. look around the site, check out what we do. Look at our members….there may be someone you know.

It is the greatest job ever, however don’t just take my word for it…..ask other firefighters. Now is the time to make a change to your life you will never regret.

I am at the Mill Bay Fire Hall # 1 @ 2675 Lodgepole Rd.  Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Stop in and see me. Lets talk about your future with Mill Bay Fire Department. It would be great to send you home with an application. Come 0n, there is no time like the present.

Ron Beck , Mill Bay Fire Chief.