Grand Forks Fire Rescue

Do you want to serve as a full time firefighter, gain firefighting experience, continue your fire service education,
live in the fire station, and be part of a progressive team? If so, this might be the position you’re looking for!
Grand Forks Fire Rescue will soon be seeking candidates for the Work Experience Program (WEP 01). We are accepting applications from

August 20, 2023 until the end of the business day September 17, 2023. Interviews will be completed September 22,2023 with the program to start
with orientation October 9, 2023

Overview of the program

• Trainees will have the opportunity to maintain their previously acquired NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter 1 & 2 skills through
specialized training drills, regular training sessions, emergency response calls and examinations.
• Trainees will acquire job experience by participating in specialized programs such as pre-fire planning, public education,
regular fire hall duties, vehicle maintenance, small equipment, and other in-house training programs.
• Trainees will train, certify, and maintain First Responder certification. They will also complete the Canadian Red Cross
First Responder course.
• Trainees will become regular Honorarium paid members of GFFR, and will be required to uphold the same standards and commitments.
• WEP Firefighters will receive the same stipends for emergency response and training as do the regular Volunteer members.
• Grand Forks Fire Rescue will assist WEP members in their career search by providing education in interview and resume writing techniques.
• Trainees will be required to make a 12 month commitment to the program unless hired by a career department before then.
Education Program
Trainees will participate in a number of certified training programs including: RIT, Mayday, Pumps and Pumping, Driver Training,
Emergency Scene Traffic Control, Extrication, Live Fire, Low to High Angle Rescue, Company Inspections and several others.

Grand Forks Fire Rescue will provide accommodations at the fire station as part of the Work Experience Program. These
accommodations will include access to a laundry facility, full cooking facilities, lounge areas and TV, and an office area with
computer / Internet access. WEP crew members will have access to the Local Aquatic Centre which includes the Fitness Room.


For recruitment information and forms please contact:
Fire Chief James Runciman
PO Box 220, 7214 2 St. Grand Forks, BC, V0H1H0
Email: / Phone 250-444-0874



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