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Work Experience Program Recruitment Process

2018/2019 –  WEP 17 recruitment is now closed. The successful candidates are currently on the job!

2019/2020 – WEP 18 recruitment will open January 1, 2019

Step 1:  Applications Received
Step 2:  Applications Reviewed
Step 3:  Selected Candidates will receive an Interview Questionnaire via email
Step 4:  Skype Interviews
Step 5:  Reference Checks
Step 6:  Acceptance Offer to Work Experience Program end of March 2019
Step 7:  Tentative Start Date for Program: Monday, May 27, 2019

WEP Required Qualifications:

  • NFPA 1001, B.C. Fire Fighter 1 & 2 OR Equivalent
  • PASS A CRIMINAL RECORDS SEARCH
  • PASS A DRIVERS LICENSE CHECK AND A DETAILED PERSONAL REFERENCE CHECK
  • DOCTOR’S MEDICAL CLEARANCE, OR CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS (FIT TECH, CPAT, YORK)
  • CPR “C”, FIRST AID TRAINING
  • CLASS 3 DRIVER’S LICENSE
  • AIR BRAKE ENDORSEMENT

The Big White Fire Department’s Work Experience Program is receiving 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. 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.

Application packages must include the following:

  • WEP Qualifications Checklist (download here)
  • Cover Letter and Resume with current contact information
  • list of your certificates (include all fire and non-fire if applicable, only provide copies of certificates upon request)
  • educational diplomas (high school, post secondary or trade school)
  • criminal record check
  • driver’s abstract & copy of driver’s license
  • NFPA 1001 level 1 & 2 Certificates
  • NFPA 472 Hazmat Ops Certificate

  • three reference letters (from employers, volunteer experience, etc.) with their current contact information
  • Doctor’s medical clearance (download here) or certificate of fitness.  (York, CPAT or equivalent)

Send Packages to:

Application packages can be emailed to dfccormack@bigwhitefire.com or faxed attention Deputy Fire Chief Chris Cormack or mailed to Big White Fire Department, PO Box 45004, Kelowna, BC, V1P 1P3

Ph: 250-765-3090 or Toll Free 1-877-216-3909  Fax 250-765-3051

Documents sent by courier are NOT accepted.

 

 

 

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    Application packages can be emailed to dfccormack@bigwhitefire.com or faxed attention Deputy Fire Chief Chris Cormack or mailed to:
    Big White Fire Department
    PO Box 45004
    Kelowna BC, V1P-1P3
    Ph: 250-765-3090
    Toll Free: 1-877-216-3909
    Fax: 250-765-3051

    How to Find Us

    Civic Address:
    Big White Fire Department
    7555 Porcupine Road,
    Big White, BC

    Mailing Address:
    PO BOX 45004
    Kelowna, BC V1P1P3

    PHONE: 250-765-3090
    TOLL FREE: 1-877-216-3909
    FAX: 250-765-3051