Kamloops Fire Rescue includes auxiliary firefighters, whose duties and responsibilities supplement the services provided by full-time firefighters. The requirements and job duties of auxiliary 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 an auxiliary firefighters.
Members of the auxiliary 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. Auxiliary 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 or auxiliary firefighters. Of the seven fire stations in Kamloops, three have auxiliary members. Each auxiliary station can have a maximum of 15 auxiliary firefighters.
Station 4 in Westsyde is the only composite fire station staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by two career members backed up by on call auxiliary members. Stations 5 and 6 in Rayleigh and Barnhartvale respectively have on call auxiliary members who are backed up by career fire stations in the City of Kamloops.
Auxiliary firefighters are not given preferential treatment in a full-time competition. Although auxiliary 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 auxiliary firefighting force, contact our Training Division or the Auxiliary Captain in the area where you reside:
Auxiliary Captain - Matt Howes
615 Porterfield Road
Kamloops, BC, V2B 6M5
Auxiliary Captain - Bruce Crawford
Heffley Creek Road
Auxiliary Captain - Andrew Duggan
5300 Dallas Drive
Kamloops, BC, V2C 5W9