Auxiliary Recruitment

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:

Station 4
Auxiliary Captain - Matt Howes 
615 Porterfield Road
Kamloops, BC, V2B 6M5 
250-828-3780

Station 5 
Auxiliary Captain - Bruce Crawford 
Heffley Creek Road 
Kamloops, BC 
250-578-7611

Station 6 
Auxiliary Captain - Andrew Duggan 
5300 Dallas Drive 
Kamloops, BC, V2C 5W9 
250-573-5535