APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2019 IS NOW OPEN!!

Is there firefighting in your future? Salt Spring Island Fire/Rescue Paid-on-Call Volunteers wanted!

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Important Dates:

  • September to October 31st – Application Intake
  • October 16th, 2018  – Open House (starting at 7:00 PM) at Fire Hall No. 2 (2470 Fulford-Ganges Road)
  • October 31st, 2018 – Application deadline
  • November 17th, 2018 – Physical Fitness testing (starting at 9:00 AM) at Fire Hall No. 2 (2470 Fulford-Ganges Road)
  • November 21st & 22nd, 2018 – Panel Interviews (times TBD) at Fire Hall No. 1 (105 Lower Ganges Road)
  • December 2018 – Final Selection
  • January 8th, 2098 – START your LIFE with SSIFR!

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Salt Spring Island Fire/Rescue is always looking for community spirited, motivated men and women for Paid-on-Call Volunteer recruitment.

Every year we bring new recruits on board for rookie positions in the Fire Department. Members are paid-on-call firefighters, and as a member of our FireFighter’s Association, you become part of the firefighting fraternity. If you are between the ages of 18 and 60 you may have a future serving our island proudly by becoming a Volunteer Fire Fighter! This year we especially need recruits in the south end of the island.

What do you need to become a Paid-On-Call Volunteer FireFighter?

  1. Compassion: First and foremost we deal with helping people. Firefighters must be honest, caring, reliable individuals with a desire to help others.
  2. Commitment: Emergencies happen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Firefighters are expected to respond to emergencies whenever available.
  3. Time: Fire Fighters are required to attend a minimum 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 and doing your share of fundraising for the Salt Spring Island Firefighters Association who in turn offer financial assistance to worthwhile community causes.
  4. Good Health: Fire Fighting is a strenuous job, both mentally and physically. A physical test and a doctor’s note will be required before hiring begins.
  5. Police Record Check: You will need to obtain a police record check, with no offensives pertaining to the job of a Paid on Call Fire Fighter.
  6. Driver License: Class 5 or better with a driver’s abstract will be required with application.

What does Salt Spring Island Fire/Rescue do?

Our Department offers many community services year round and our members constantly provide…

  • Fire suppression and prevention
  • Rapid response to medical emergencies
  • Wildfire Response
  • Technical Rescue
  • Disaster Response
  • Smoke Alarm Program
  • Fire and Life Safety throughout our schools and community
  • Fundraising for community services and special interest groups

The Fire Department and its members work hard together to make Salt Spring Island a safer, better place to live.

What Will you get?

Training

Salt Spring Island Fire/Rescue strives hard to have a high standard of training.  Two satellite halls augment our main training hall.  Through your probationary period you will receive your training from fellow Fire Fighters teaching their area of expertise.

Areas of training you may receive

  • First Responder Paramedic III
  • CPR Level C
  • Auto External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Spinal Immobilization
  • Emergency Driver Training
  • Air Brake endorsement
  • Auto Extrication
  • Technical Rescue
  • Live Fire
  • Hazardous Materials
  • NFPA 1001 – Level 1 & 2

And numerous other courses offered within the department. Satisfying and Rewarding.  Fire Fighting offers constant challenges both personally and professionally.  Being a part of Salt Spring Island Fire/Rescue will change your life.

Join Today!

What do you need to become a Paid on Call Volunteer Field Incident Technician?

  1. Compassion: First and foremost we deal with helping people. Fire Fighters must be honest, caring, reliable individuals with a desire to help others.
  2. Commitment: Emergencies happen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Fire Fighter are expected to respond to emergencies whenever available.
  3. Time: Fire Fighters are required to attend a minimum 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 and doing your share of fundraising for the Salt Spring Island Firefighters Association who in turn offer financial assistance to worthwhile community causes.
  4. Good Health: Fire Fighting is a strenuous job, both mentally and physically. A physical test and a doctor’s note will be required before hiring begins.
  5. Police Record Check: You will need to obtain a police record check, with no offensives pertaining to the job of a Paid on Call Fire Fighter.
  6. Driver License: Class 5 or better with a drivers abstract will be required with application.

What does a FIT do?

FIT members are responsible for fire-ground communication and an assortment of command-aide tasks. FITs are the primary accountability managers and duties also include staging management, rehab management, and a few cold-zone activities. FITs assist the incident commander by managing phone calls, radio communication, pre-plans, hazmat identification, and documentation, all by using handheld dry-erase boards, waterproof paper, whiteboards and iPads. FIT members are a second set of eyes and ears.

What Will you get?

Training

SSIFR asks that its FITs maintain a minimum of 70 hours of training per year for active duty. The FIT training is very specific and focuses on only a few disciplines. FITs train occasionally by themselves to concentrate on command-aide skills and accountability, but the majority of the training occurs alongside the firefighters and officers.

To join, call us at 250-537-2531