Work Experience Program

2019 Firefighter Work Experience Program

Competition Now Open

Proven 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 as directed by the Officer in Command

Training Provided

  • NFPA 1002 – Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, JIBC
  • Emergency Medical Responder, Canadian Red Cross
  • Live Fire Training
  • S-100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety (Wildland Fires)
  • Company Inspections, JIBC
  • Emergency Scene Traffic Control, BCMSA
  • Resilient Minds, CMHA


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

Entrance Requirements

  • NFPA 1001 1 & 2 plus NFPA 472  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
  • 19 Years of age or older
  • Canadian Citizen or landed immigrant

Preferred Qualifications

  • BCEMA EMR License or higher
  • First Responder III
  • Technical, Trades or equivalent level
  • Previous Fire Fighting, Rescue or Emergency Medical Responder experience

Recruitment Process Timeline

  1. Contest Opens January 1st 2019-Closes February 28th 2019
  2. Application and Resume Review: Early March 2019
  3. Panel Interview/Skype Interview: Mid March 2019
  4. Work Experience Program Offers: Before April 1 2019
  5. Work Experience Program Start Date: May 1 2019

Why Choose Sun Peaks?

Experience being on the frontline of Canada’s second largest ski area. Our diverse population and incredible scenery will make your WEP experience unforgettable! While in Sun Peaks be sure to explore our:

-18 hole golf course
-World class mountain biking
-Abundant hiking and fishing opportunities
-Canoe and Kayak our many lakes
-Local farmer’s markets
-Outdoor summer concert series
-Close proximity to Kamloops and the Lower Mainland
-And much, much more!

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