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Osoyoos Fire Rescue Recruitment for Firefighters

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Is Firefighting in your FUTURE?

Osoyoos Fire Rescue (OFR) is looking to RECRUIT team members to our Department.

General Information

Osoyoos Firefighters carry pagers to alert them to emergencies and get paid for attending practice nights and for call-outs.  Being a Paid-On-Call (Volunteer) Firefighter is a great way to be involved in the community, learn firefighting, first aid and emergency skills, keep physically fit and enjoy the camaraderie of being actively involved in the fire service.  Osoyoos Fire Rescue trains to the NFPA 1001 Firefighter 2 standard and will give you the opportunity to receive an accredited certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is practice?
Practice is Wednesday night.

How do you know when there is a call?
Members are dispatched to emergencies via radio pagers and the I am Responding App.  Members are expected to respond to the fire hall when paged.

Why become a volunteer?
There are many reasons to consider joining OFR. For starters, it's a great way of contributing to your local community. You can learn new skills, from firefighting and first aid to communications and technical rescue. Plus, you'll make new friends that you're likely to have for the rest of your life.

Who can become a volunteer?
Just like the communities they come from, OFR is made up of people from all walks of life. As long as you're over the age of 19, you can apply to join as a volunteer.

I'm not sure I have the time...
The time commitment is significant. Members practice a minimum of three hours, every Wednesday 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

How do I become a member?
The process is easy. Firstly, download an application form, or pick one up at Town Hall (8707 Main Street).

What's the process?
Once you've filled out and submitted an application form, you'll be invited to an interview. Successful candidates will get a letter informing you of the next steps. Once those are completed, you are accepted as a probationary member for 6 months.

What kind of training is there?
If you're accepted as a volunteer, you'll have to undertake the OFR recruit training program. This program will teach you about OFR, how we work safely, the equipment we use and how we deal with the threat of fire. Later, you will train in Advanced Fire Fighting, Technical Rescue, and First Aid.

What if I want to know more?
Talk to members of the department or stop by the OFR Fire Hall on Wednesday nights. You can also CONTACT US for more information.

What are the physical requirements?
Firefighting can be strenuous and requires good physical fitness. Members need to be able to raise ground ladders, hoist equipment, climb stairwells, drag water-filled hose lines, operate equipment and perform a number of other tasks, all while under the stress of an emergency situation and wearing up to 60 lbs (27 Kgs) of personal protective equipment.

What age do I have to be in order to become a Firefighter?
Regular members range in age from 19 to 60 years of age.

CLICK HERE - Recruiting Guidelines
CLICK HERE - Application Form

Osoyoos Fire Rescue
9901 74th Avenue
Osoyoos  BC  V0H 1V5

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