CFD is looking for some new members. Photo: Castlegar Fire Department

CFD is looking for some new members. Photo: Castlegar Fire Department

Castlegar Fire Department recruiting new firefighters

There are a handful of openings at the Castlegar Fire Hall

The Castlegar Fire Department (CFD) is looking for some new firefighters.

Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio says some recent retirements and other situations have opened up several spots in the department.

CFD says they are committed to recruiting talented and motivated individuals, who possess a high level of integrity, honesty and have a desire to serve the community.

Successful candidates will become paid-on-call (POC) members of the volunteer fire department.

POC firefighters respond to fires, rescues, medical aid, hazardous materials, building alarms, MVI/MVA highway rescue and extrication, aircraft emergencies and other public assistance calls.

Apart from direct support to emergency operations, POCs contribute may hours of volunteer time in support of community activities and charitable functions.

CFD firefighters and officers are trained to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Pro-Board Professional Qualifications.

CFD says their firefighters come from all walks of life from managers, tradesmen, paramedics and a host of other occupations.

Requirements for firefighter applicants include:

• Minimum age of 19 years

• Resident of Castlegar or surrounding area

• No pre-existing health problems which would significantly impair ability to perform firefighter duties. Vaccinations must be up-to-date and proof must be provided.

• A valid Class 5, Class 3 preferred, B.C. driver’s license with an acceptable drivers abstract

• Consent to a police criminal record/vulnerable sector check

• Commitment of a minimum of 100 hours annually

If you are interested in applying, more information is available on the CFD webpage.

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