Work Experience Program


The Work Experience Program

Designed to help aspiring firefighters get hired!

For years Sun Peaks’ Work Experience Program has helped aspiring firefighters reach their goals.  The training and on-the-job experience that our members receive provides them with an edge in a very competitive job market.  This opportunity gives applicants a unique opportunity to learn and develop skills in a program that has generated results – year after year.

Program Details


  • Six month volunteer program (May – October)
  • Training provided 2-3 days a week
  • Participants may take on part time or full time employment during the program


  • Response to fire, rescue and medical emergencies
  • Apparatus and equipment checks
  • Fire hall maintenance
  • Public education
  • Commercial fire inspections
  • On call duty shifts
  • Other duties in keeping with the responsibilities of a rookie firefighter in a career hall

Training Provided

  • NFPA 1002 – Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications
  • Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder
  • Live Fire Training
  • S-100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety (Wildland Fires)


  • There is no cost to this program
  • All training and materials are provided as part of your volunteer commitment to Sun Peaks Fire Rescue.


  • NFPA 1001 with IFSAC or PROBOARD accreditation
  • Class 5 drivers license with air brake endorsement
  • Sun Peaks Fire Rescue Firefighter Medical Examination
  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Sun Peaks Resort

  • Sun Peaks is a beautiful four season resort which offers a wide variety of activities for your free time.
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2017 Recruitment Process Timeline

  1. Contest Opens: January 1
  2. Application and resume submission: Application Close Date: February 28th
  3. Application and Resume Review: Early March
  4. Panel interview/Skype interview: Mid-March
  5. Work Experience Program Offers: Before April 1
  6. Work Experience Program start date: May 1