Parksville Fire Department looking for recruits

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The Parksville Fire Department is looking for new paid on-call volunteers and are accepting applications for a recruit class this spring. 

The department is looking for people who “demonstrate the personal values of trust, honesty, integrity, compassion and empathy and can perform as part of a team.”

Candidates for volunteer firefighters must be at least 19 years-old (16 for junior members), healthy and physically fit (medical and fitness screening are required) and a non-smoker. They also require a B.C. driver’s license, a good driving record and a RCMP security check. 

Candidates should be able and willing to commit to the community and live in the Parksville Fire Protection area (ideally within the City of Parksville). They must be able to attend weekly training sessions and daytime availability is preferable.

Applications will be received until 4 p.m. on March 5.

Parksville Fire is made up of volunteer on-call and career firefighters and provides fire and rescue services for the Parksville Fire Protection area. It has served the community since 1942, responding to emergencies 365 days a year.

To learn more, call the fire hall during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm) to speak with a member. Details and applications can be found on the department’s website.

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