2024 Firefighter Work Experience Program

We are happy to announce the return of the Work Experience Program for 2024! We are now accepting applications. Please click the links below to download the information and application packages.

Please watch this website and our social media channels for future recruitments. Applications for WEP firefighters are generally accepted in January of each year.

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 3-4 days a week


  • Response to fire, rescue and medical emergencies
  • Apparatus and equipment checks
  • Fire hall maintenance
  • Public education
  • Commercial fire inspections
  • On call duty shifts
  • Potential deployment for BC Wildfire Service
  • 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
  • Wildland Fire Operations and Safety for the Structural Fire Fighter (WSPP-WFF-1)
  • Company Inspections, JIBC
  • Emergency Scene Traffic Control, BCMSA


  • 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
  • Valid First Responder III Certificate, or BCEMA First Responder License
  • Valid BC class 5 drivers license (or equivalent) 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 permanent resident

Preferred Qualifications

  • Valid EMR or PCP license category
  • Technical, Trades or Post Secondary education
  • Previous Fire Fighting, Rescue or Emergency Medical Responder experience
  • Volunteer experience with a non-fire / non-medical organization

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!

For more information visit www.sunpeaksresort.com