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Kamloops Fire Rescue Issues Notice of Interest for Career Firefighters

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Kamloops Fire Rescue is looking for fit, motivated citizens who are committed to serving their community as career firefighters. In preparation for the ability to apply to be a firefighter within Kamloops, candidates are encouraged to review the application requirements, forms, and process before the job competition opens on Monday, June 5, 2023.

“Competition for firefighting employment in BC is fierce. Providing a notice of interest to candidates gives candidates the time to gather all the appropriate information, forms, and tests that are needed to submit for a career position,” said Scott Johnson, Assistant Chief Operations for Kamloops Fire Rescue. “The time provided allows applicants to triple-check that they have all the required materials since physical consent forms are also involved.”

Applicants should possess courage, dedication, integrity, assertiveness, and a willingness to learn new skills and face new challenges. The fire service is one of the most diverse and challenging professions. It is this diversity that inspires individuals to become a career firefighter. Firefighters cope with situations that range from structure fires to motor vehicle accidents as well as medical calls, which may occur at any time of day, seven days a week, in any kind of weather, and very often under potentially stressful and emotionally charged circumstances. These are the reasons the recruitment process is detailed, physical, challenging, and highly competitive. 

Interested applicants are encouraged to review the recruitment checklist and download the required forms to be ready to submit them once the job competition opens. The deadline to apply is 11:59 pm (PST) June 25, 2023. Full details are available at