BC Public Service
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development
Multiple Locations across British Columbia
Fire Crew Member, BC Wildfire Service
Are you a physically fit, motivated, team-oriented individual looking for a challenging and dynamic career opportunity? The British Columbia Forest Service Wildfire Management Branch is accepting applications for Fire Crew Memberpositions
Salary $20.95 - $23.63 per hour
As stewards of British Columbia’s forest and range resources, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development is responsible for ensuring that the use of forests to generate economic benefits is balanced with the long-term health and sustainability of the forest and range resources. The BC Wildfire Service [BCWS] is a unique program of government tasked with the responsibility of preventing and managing wildfire on the landscape. With a workforce of approximately 1,600, the program’s staff are dedicated to undertaking the BCWS mandate in delivering effective wildfire management and emergency response support to protect values, while encouraging sustainable, healthy and resilient ecosystems. For more information, visit BC Wildfire Service.
The majority of fire crews begin work in late April or early May and work until the end of August. Some crews remain working into September, or even into October, depending on fire conditions and activity. Our fire crews usually work regular hours during the hottest part of the day, 10:30 to 18:30, when fires are most likely to start. The normal work shift is seven hours per day and 35 hours per week. A fire fighter is guaranteed a 3-5 month work term depending on location of employment and fire activity.
In addition to being physically fit, highly motivated, and able to perform strenuous physical labour in extreme conditions with a variety of tools and equipment, applicants must also detail how they meet the following requirements in their application:
- Secondary school graduation or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Valid First Aid Ticket OFA Level 1 with Transportation endorsement [minimum]; or, contact information of first aid training provider for verification of enrolment to be completed before the first day of the Boot Camp [end of April].
Note: First Aid Ticket numbers with expiry dates, or proof of enrolment for the First Aid Ticket requirement, will be verified at the interview stage.
If you do not meet the above first aid requirement, you will not be eligible for employment. This certificate must be valid through the end of October, 2019.
To learn more, including how to apply online by January 15, 2019 please visit: