Work Experience Program

The Big White Fire Department is very proud of the success and accomplishments of the WEP program over the past 15 years. Approximately 80% of our graduates are hired by career or paid on call fire departments across Canada. We are currently preparing for WEP 16 scheduled to start on May 29, 2017.  We have been working to schedule quality training sessions for the upcoming season including: RIT, Company Inspections, Driver Training Certification, Emergency Scene Traffic Control, Strategy & Tactics, High Rise Operations, Auto Extrication, First Responder, Emergency Medical Responder, Live Fire and more.

Every year the Big White Fire Department’s Work Experience Program receives applications from BC, across Canada, and internationally. When we receive your package each part is graded and scored. A point system is utilized as part of our screening process. When you submit your application the main items to consider should include:  a well written cover letter, resume, a list of certificates, volunteer and reference letters, education diplomas and any other pertinent information. Each section is then graded and scored.  As many as fifteen extra points can be awarded for a well organized and complete application package. The applicants with the greatest number of points will move forward in our selection process. See the “Apply” page for required qualifications and a list of what to include in your application package.

I encourage you to take your time and ensure that all requested information is included. This is a great opportunity to practice your resume writing skills.

Applications for WEP 16 are now closed.


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