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
  • Non-smoker

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.