News Release - Jan 9, 2017 - PVFD Now Recruiting
The Parksville Volunteer Fire Department is seeking enthusiastic men and women to become volunteer firefighters. The Department will begin a new recruit group this spring and is now accepting applications for volunteer on-call firefighters. The department also offers a junior program for those under the age of 19, providing an introduction to life as a PVFD member.
Do you have what it takes to be a firefighter? Candidates for volunteer firefighters should be:
- Team oriented
- 19 years of age or older (junior member - age 16)
- Healthy and physically fit (medical and fitness screening required)
- Good driver (valid BC drivers licence and good driving record
- Of good character (RCMP security check required)
- Able and willing to commit to the community
- Live in the Parksville Fire Protection area (ideally live within City of Parksville boundaries)
- Daytime availability preferred
- Able to attend weekly training sessions
Firefighting offers challenges, both personal and professional. In addition to the extensive training in all aspects of firefighting to meet these challenges, the benefits of being a volunteer firefighter include community recognition and personal satisfaction, the chance to make new friends and be involved in community activities - from firefighting and rescue to public education.
To learn more about being a firefighter, we encourage those interested to stop by the fire hall during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm) to speak with one of our officers. Interested individuals, who are enthusiastic, physically fit, self-motivated and team players, may pick up an application form at the Parksville Fire Department (160 Jensen Avenue West) or download a package from the recruiting page. Closing date for applications is Friday, March 3 at 4 pm.