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MERRITT FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT
WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM (WEP)
FIRE FIGHTER APPLICATION
GENERAL INFORMATION
Please read the information on the following pages prior to completing the Application Form. This information will outline the entrance
requirements and selection procedures for the position of Work Experience Program Firefighter for the Merritt Fire Rescue Department.
A. ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum Qualifications: (Required at time of application)
1. Canadian Citizenship or Landed Immigrant.
2. Between the ages of 18 and 35 years.
3. Doctor’s Medical Clearance or Certificate of Fitness; Fit Tech, CPAT or YORK.
4. Hearing must be normal without aids.
5. Vision will be according to the standards established by the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles as a prerequisite for a
Class 3 Driver’s License.
6. Possess a favorable criminal record that will not bring the fire department into disrepute or hampers one’s ability to
obtain a First Responder’s Medical License.
7. A favorable Driver’s Abstract that has less than 3 points in any one year or less than 6 points in the five year history
and must not have any 214/215 suspensions or any other impaired driving conviction or any Superintendent of Motor
Vehicle caused suspension.
8. Air-Brake Endorsement.
9. NFPA 1001 Firefighter 1 & 2.
10. Commitment to the 12-month Work Experience Program. Individuals hired by a career department during their
Program will be relieved of this commitment.
B. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Advanced First Aid Training (First Responder 3)
2. Previous firefighting or other related work.
3. Class 1 or 3 Driver’s License.
4. Post Secondary Academic Diploma.
5. Technical, Trades or equivalent level.
6. Considerable Mechanical Aptitude
7. Agility and strength to perform prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions.
8. Ability to react quickly and remain calm under duress.
WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM FIREFIGHTER: NATURE AND SCOPE OF WORK
WEP Firefighters are responsible for the combating, extinguishing and prevention of fires and saving of life and property within the
City of Merritt Fire Protection Boundaries to Department standards. WEP Firefighters participate in training as required by the
Department Training Program. WEP Firefighters participate in regular shift routines and duty coverage. As part of their commitment
WEP Firefighters will participate in Fire Prevention, Public Education, Company Fire Inspections, Pre-fire Planning, Station and
Equipment Maintenance.
Without restricting the general nature and scope of the work, the following are illustrative examples of work which may be expected
in the classification of WEP Firefighter:
1. Is prompt to all meetings and training.
2. Familiarizes themselves with and abides by fire department procedures, rules and regulations.
3. Familiarizes themselves with the handling, care and maintenance of all department equipment.
4. Attends promptly when the alarm is sounded.
5. Lays and connect hose, directs water streams, raises and climbs ladders, uses portable extinguishers, self-contained
breathing apparatus, and all other firefighting, rescue, tools and equipment.
6. Searches for and rescues persons from danger.
7. Ventilates premises to release heat and smoke; places salvage covers to prevent water damage.
8. As assigned, drives and operates motor driven firefighting apparatus.
9. Remains on the scene of an incident until given permission to leave by the officer-in-charge.
10. Returns to the fire station after incidents and practices to assist in cleaning of equipment and making the apparatus and
equipment ready for the next alarm; reports the loss or damage of apparatus or equipment.
11. Cleans and maintains personal equipment and ensures its ready state.
12. Ensures his/her name has been recorded on the attendance sheet for alarms and training.
13. Serves on any committee to which he/she may be elected or appointed.
14. Performs related duties as required.
PLEASE DETACH THIS PAGE FROM THE APPLICATION AND KEEP FOR YOUR INFORMATION
MERRITT FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT
WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM FIREFIGHTER APPLICATION
INFORMATION CHECK SHEET
This check sheet is to ensure that your application is as complete as possible.
Return this sheet with your application; signed and dated.
Please ensure the following documents are attached to this application:
❑ Ensure all of the application is complete.
❑ Current within 10 days, Driver Abstract Attached
❑ Photocopy of your driver’s license; both sides.
❑ Copies of Transcripts referred to in your application
❑ Copies of all course Certificates referred to in your application
❑ Consent for Criminal Record Check has been detached and submitted to your local RCMP.
I CONFIRM THAT MY APPLICATION IS COMPLETED TRUTHFUL AND CORRECTLY,
ADDITIONALLY, I AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE RULES, REGULATION, POLICIES,
PROCEDURES, GUIDELINES AND BYLAWS THAT GOVERN THE MERRITT FIRE
RESCUE DEPARTMENT.
Signature of Applicant ______________________ Date ___________________
RETURN TO: WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM
MERRITT FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT
BOX 189
1799 NICOLA AVENUE
MERRITT, B.C.
V1K 1B8
IMPORTANT: In order to prevent delays in reviewing your application:
➢ Answer every question on the form clearly and completely.
➢ All information must be attached or your application will not be accepted.
Any false, erroneous, or misleading answers or statements will be cause for rejection of this application,
removal of your name from the eligible list or discharge from the department.

To apply for this job please visit www.merritt.ca.