Firefighter: It's not something you do.
It's something you are.
They risk their lives to protect their community. They train and practice so they are ready for the call when it comes. They give tirelessly when called into action. They support community events and are part of the heart of our communities. They are the men and women who make up the RDEK's paid-on-call fire departments.
A region-wide firefighter recruitment drive for the RDEK's Columbia Valley and Elk Valley & South Country Rural Fire and Rescue Services is ON NOW.
The RDEK's Rural Fire and Rescue Services are looking for men and women with courage, dedication, and commitment to join our crew. No previous training is required. The only requirement is an interest in helping your community and a commitment to training. Members train one night a week for 2 hours. Our firefighters are paid-on-call and we offer a benefits package.
To learn how you can apply, select your area of interest:
The Elk Valley & South Country Rural Fire and Rescue Service (EVSC) consists of four Fire Departments:
While there are four separate Fire Halls, we often work together during training events and incidents. We are actively recruiting for new firefighters. Please visit our department page to learn more.
CLICK HERE to visit the EVSC page.
The Columbia Valley Rural Fire and Rescue Service (CVFRS) consists of four Fire Departments:
While there are four separate Fire Halls, we often work together during training events and incidents.
CLICK HERE to visit the CVFRS page.
In addition, we have contracts with a number of municipalities to provide fire service to the rural areas just outside of their boundaries. These include:
It takes a special person to fill a firefighter's boots, and the RDEK's fire and rescue services are looking for men and women with courage, dedication and commitment to join our crew. If you'd like to learn more about the opportunities available through our fire departments, please contact the department near you:
Elk Valley and South Country Rural Fire & Rescue Service:
Columbia Valley Rural Fire Rescue Service:
Last edited: Mon, September 18, 2023 - 10:54:59