Volunteer as Paid On-call Firefighter!

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Answer the Call!
Make firefighting part of your life.
Parksville Fire Rescue volunteer paid on-call and career firefighters provide fire and emergency response services in the Parksville Fire Protection Area. Our firefighters are highly skilled professionals who value integrity, honesty, selflessness, commitment, courage, and are hardworking and family oriented. We provide an outstanding training program, the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives and the chance to join a dedicated team.

In 2023, our department has responded to almost 800 calls: structure fires, rescues, motor vehicle incidents, medical assistance, and public service requests. We rely on the commitment of paid on-call volunteer firefighters dedicated to public safety and community service and offer:

  • Professional firefighter certification and ongoing training.
  • Opportunity to serve your community.
  • Personal growth, sense of achievement.
  • Part of a team, your chance to be awesome.
  • Great benefits - paid on-call, WorkSafe, additional accidental death and disability insurance (on and off duty), and more.

Finding the right balance between family, work and volunteering is challenging, but also rewarding. We’d love to chat about what we do at Parksville Fire Rescue and if you are ready to answer the call. Call us at 250 248-3242 to speak with an officer and arrange a tour. Application deadline is Friday, March 1. More info on our website.

We are your neighbours, co-workers, family, and friends and we need your help with our recruiting efforts; please encourage those who may be interested to contact us. Our members serve the Parksville Fire Protection Area which covers the City of Parksville and contract areas within the Regional District of Nanaimo which include San Pareil, Morningstar, Columbia Beach, French Creek, and the Fourneau Road, Wildgreen, and Martindale Road areas. The population of the fire protection area is about 20,000, increasing substantially in the summer.

Do you have what it takes to be a firefighter?

  • Candidates for paid on-call firefighters should be:
  • 19 years of age or older (junior member - age 16)
  • Healthy and physically fit (medical and fitness screening required), non-smoker
  • Good driver (valid BC driver’s licence and good driving record
  • Of good character (RCMP security check required)
  • Able to attend weekday evening training sessions and occasional weekend training
  • Live in the Parksville Fire Protection area (ideally within City of Parksville boundaries)
  • Daytime availability preferred.

Answer the Call!
Make firefighting part of your life.
Parksville Fire Rescue volunteer paid on-call and career firefighters provide fire and emergency response services in the Parksville Fire Protection Area. Our firefighters are highly skilled professionals who value integrity, honesty, selflessness, commitment, courage, and are hardworking and family oriented. We provide an outstanding training program, the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives and the chance to join a dedicated team.

In 2023, our department has responded to almost 800 calls: structure fires, rescues, motor vehicle incidents, medical assistance, and public service requests. We rely on the commitment of paid on-call volunteer firefighters dedicated to public safety and community service and offer:

  • Professional firefighter certification and ongoing training.
  • Opportunity to serve your community.
  • Personal growth, sense of achievement.
  • Part of a team, your chance to be awesome.
  • Great benefits - paid on-call, WorkSafe, additional accidental death and disability insurance (on and off duty), and more.

Finding the right balance between family, work and volunteering is challenging, but also rewarding. We’d love to chat about what we do at Parksville Fire Rescue and if you are ready to answer the call. Call us at 250 248-3242 to speak with an officer and arrange a tour. Application deadline is Friday, March 1. More info on our website.

We are your neighbours, co-workers, family, and friends and we need your help with our recruiting efforts; please encourage those who may be interested to contact us. Our members serve the Parksville Fire Protection Area which covers the City of Parksville and contract areas within the Regional District of Nanaimo which include San Pareil, Morningstar, Columbia Beach, French Creek, and the Fourneau Road, Wildgreen, and Martindale Road areas. The population of the fire protection area is about 20,000, increasing substantially in the summer.

Do you have what it takes to be a firefighter?

  • Candidates for paid on-call firefighters should be:
  • 19 years of age or older (junior member - age 16)
  • Healthy and physically fit (medical and fitness screening required), non-smoker
  • Good driver (valid BC driver’s licence and good driving record
  • Of good character (RCMP security check required)
  • Able to attend weekday evening training sessions and occasional weekend training
  • Live in the Parksville Fire Protection area (ideally within City of Parksville boundaries)
  • Daytime availability preferred.
  • Parksville Fire Recruitment Open Practice – January 22

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    January 3, 2023

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    Parksville Fire Rescue is opening the regular Monday night practice on January 22 to those who have an interest in learning more about being a volunteer paid on-call firefighter.

    The regular practice on Monday, January 22 is open to those men and women living in the Parksville Fire Protection Area and interested in learning more about firefighting. Practice runs from 7-9 pm. Please arrive by 6.30 pm, dress for the weather, and stay as long as you wish. This is an excellent opportunity to observe a practice, see firsthand what’s involved in training to be a firefighter, ask questions, and chat with members. The Parksville firehall is located at 160 Jensen Avenue West.

    In December, we announced our recruitment campaign for 2024. Volunteer paid on-call and career firefighters are highly skilled professionals who value integrity, honesty, selflessness, commitment, courage, and are hardworking and family oriented. We provide an outstanding training program, the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives, great benefits, the chance to join a dedicated team, and be awesome.

    Finding the right balance between family, work and volunteering is challenging, but also rewarding. We’d love to chat about what we do at Parksville Fire Rescue and if you are ready to answer the call. Call us at 250 248-3242 to speak with an officer and arrange a tour. Application deadline is Friday, March 1. More info on our Parksville Fire Rescue recruitment website.

    For more information:
    Parksville Fire Rescue
    250 248-3242; answerthecall@parksville.ca

  • Parksville Fire Recruitment Campaign 2024

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    Monday, December 11

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    Parksville Fire Rescue volunteer paid on-call and career firefighters provide fire and emergency response services in the Parksville Fire Protection Area. Our firefighters are highly skilled professionals who value integrity, honesty, selflessness, commitment, courage, and are hardworking and family oriented. We provide an outstanding training program, the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives and the chance to join a dedicated team.

    In 2023, our department has responded to almost 800 calls: structure fires, rescues, motor vehicle incidents, medical assistance, and public service requests. We rely on the commitment of paid on-call volunteer firefighters dedicated to public safety and community service and offer:

    • Professional firefighter certification and ongoing training.
    • Opportunity to serve your community.
    • Personal growth, sense of achievement.
    • Part of a team, your chance to be awesome.
    • Great benefits - paid on-call, WorkSafe, additional accidental death and disability insurance (on and off duty), and more.

    Finding the right balance between family, work and volunteering is challenging, but also rewarding. We’d love to chat about what we do at Parksville Fire Rescue and if you are ready to answer the call. Call us at 250 248-3242 to speak with an officer and arrange a tour. Application deadline is Friday, March 1. More info on our website.

    We are your neighbours, co-workers, family, and friends and we need your help with our recruiting efforts; please encourage those who may be interested to contact us. Our members serve the Parksville Fire Protection Area which covers the City of Parksville and contract areas within the Regional District of Nanaimo which include San Pareil, Morningstar, Columbia Beach, French Creek, and the Fourneau Road, Wildgreen, and Martindale Road areas. The population of the fire protection area is about 20,000, increasing substantially in the summer.

    Recruitment Open Practice - Monday, January 22, 7-9 pm
    Regular practice on January 22 will be open to those interested in being a firefighter. Arrive by 6.30 pm, dress for the weather, and stay as long as you wish. This is an opportunity to observe a practice, see firsthand what’s involved in training to be a firefighter, ask questions, and chat with members. The Parksville firehall is located at 160 Jensen Avenue West.

    For more information:
    Parksville Fire Rescue
    250 248-3242; answerthecall@parksville.ca

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