Being a member of the Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue Services is diverse and challenging; however, it is not for everyone.
Paid-on-call firefighters are your neighbours, coworkers, and friends. They are men and women, who live in your community and respond whenever they are paged to deal with the emergencies.
Successful applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Commitment – Emergencies can happen at any time of day or night, 365 days per year. Firefighters are expected to respond to emergency callout pages whenever they are available.
- Time – Paid-on-call firefighters are required to attend weekly Tuesday evening practice sessions and emergency callouts whenever they are available. This usually equates to approximately seven to 10 hours per week.
- Location – Response time to an emergency is critical. To fulfill our commitment it is essential that our members live within the City of Pitt Meadows.
- Good health – Firefighting is a strenuous job, both mentally and physically. A pre-employment medical check-up is required.
- Clean criminal record – Applicants are required to have an enhanced RCMP criminal record check completed before recruit training.
- Remuneration – Paid-on-call firefighters receive a generous hourly wage, as well as some other benefits from the City, such as a fitness pass, uniform, clothing, and 24/7 life and accident insurance.
How to Apply
If you believe that you have the commitment, skills, physical ability and desire to become a paid-on-call firefighter, follow these steps to apply:
Submit your application via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at Pitt Meadows City Hall.