Many a Revelstoke resident works as a wildland firefighter. For those interested in the job – BC Wildfire Service is accepting applications for wildland firefighter positions for the 2019 fire season.
Online applications can be submitted on the BC Wildfire Service website until Jan. 15, 2019.
While Revelstoke is not specifically listed, the BC Wildfire Service is looking for new recruits to fill between 150 and 200 positions.
Firefighters generally work from May until the end of September, with the potential to work into the autumn.
“After new recruits successfully complete their first fire season, they are eligible for recall rights and will have a job with a four- to eight-month term. If work is available, this could lead to a year-round job with the BC Wildfire Service, allowing people to pursue firefighting as a career,” says a press release from the BC Government.
“Firefighting is a unique job. It’s a great opportunity for people who are interested in challenging themselves mentally and physically, seeing some of the most spectacular locations in the province, and working with a group of dedicated people who are passionate about what they do. During the winter, firefighters are able to spend time pursuing other activities, such as attending school or travelling.”
To learn more about the application process, get details about required and preferred qualifications, and complete the online application, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/wildfirejobs