Kamloops Fire Rescue includes paid on-call firefighters, whose duties and responsibilities supplement the services provided by full-time firefighters. The requirements and job duties of paid on-call firefighters are different from that of a full-time firefighters, but they include:
A driving record that demonstrates responsible and safe driving behaviour. A record with more than six points within the previous three years will eliminate an applicant from further consideration.
- No conviction for a criminal offence related to the job duties of personnel in the fire service. Police Records Checks are conducted on all applicants being considered as a paid on-call firefighters.
- Members of the paid on-call firefighters must reside within the response district of the fire station they serve.
- All auxiliary crews meet once a week for two hour training sessions as required by Kamloops Fire Rescue. Paid on-call firefighters do receive financial compensation for training and emergency responses they attend.
Kamloops Fire Rescue is a composite fire department. Staffing comprises both career and paid on-call firefighters. Of the seven fire stations in Kamloops, three have paid on-call members. Each paid on-call station can have a maximum of 15 paid on-call (auxiliary) firefighters.
Fire Station No. 4 in Westsyde is the only composite fire station staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by two career members backed up by on call Paid on Call members. Fire Station No. 5 in Rayleigh/Heffley Creek, and Fire Station No. 6 in Barnhartvale, respectively have paid on-call members who are backed up by career fire stations in the City of Kamloops.
Paid on-call firefighters are not given preferential treatment in a full-time competition. Although paid on-call firefighting experience is certainly an asset to have, it is not a prerequisite to be considered in a full-time competition.
For further information on becoming a member of our paid on-call firefighting force, contact our Training Division at 250-571-2975.