The Hope Volunteer Fire Department is looking for a few good men and women.
A three-day Recruit Boot Camp is coming up in April, and applications are being accepted now for those who are interested in joining. The best applicants are community-minded, motivated, in good physical condition and living in the community. Applicants must be 18 or older.
The departments operates as paid-on-call.
In a notice on the District of Hope website, they note the most important characteristics of a volunteer firefighter as compassion and commitment.
“First and foremost we deal with helping people. Firefighters must be honest, caring, reliable individuals with a desire to help others,” they say. “Commitment: Emergencies happen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Firefighters are expected to respond to emergencies whenever available.”
The requirements of the role are attending a minimum two to three hour practice session once weekly, and to attend emergency page outs whenever available. Being a paid-on-call firefighter also means participating in special community events.
Firefighting is a strenuous job, both mentally and physically, they add. Applicants also must have a Class 5 or better drivers license, be able to pass an RCMP criminal record and vulnerable sector check, and be able to provide a driver’s abstract.
The deadline to appy is March 6. Training begins on April 16 for those chosen, and the boot camp runs April 24-26.
For more information, visit hope.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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