Paid-on-call firefighters are integral members of the Campbell River Fire and Rescue Service, working alongside full-time firefighters in the provision of fire and rescue services to the City of Campbell River.
Paid-on-call firefighters provide an efficient and effective service to the community in the preservation of life, property, and the environment. They perform the basic functions of fire protection involving:
- containment of structural and environmental fires
- rescue of citizens involved in motor vehicle incidents
- containment of fires and spills involving motor vehicle incidents
- support of technical rescue and hazardous materials operations
Paid-on-call firefighters are unique from career firefighters in that they are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Many hold regular jobs as millworkers, tradespeople and office workers. With their employer's permission, they stop work and attend to emergency incidents as they occur, athough this is not a requirement to become a member. This round-the-clock role also relies heavily on the patience and support of their family and social circles.
These invaluable members of the City of Campbell River Fire and Rescue Service attend to emergency incidents as well as participate in weekly skill maintenance drills, regular structured training exercises and other approved activities.
Recruitment intakes happen approximately once per year. Find out more about our recruitment process and requirements here: POC RECRUITMENT