Advertisement

Columbia Shuswap Regional District seeking volunteer firefighters

A photo of firefighters in training. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District says new recruits are needed in Eagle Bay, Silver Creek, Malakwa, Blind Bay and Sorrento. Global News

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is seeking volunteer firefighters.

In a press release issued this week, the regional district said “it’s a continual challenge” to recruit firefighters.

Volunteer firefighters train for emergency responses “sometimes under stressful and emotional circumstances,” said the regional district, adding that “our volunteers tell us about the tremendous rewards that come with their work.”

Read more: Shuswap senior helps regional district hit firefighting milestone

Specifically, the regional district said “certain participation levels are necessary to keep fire halls running safely and smoothly,” and that new recruits are especially needed in Eagle Bay, Silver Creek, Malakwa and the areas served by the Shuswap Fire Department, which includes Blind Bay and Sorrento.

Regional district firefighters generally train once a week at their respective fire halls, and no previous experience is necessary.

Story continues below advertisement

“Firefighters are members of the community with a will to improve their skills while protecting life and property,” said the regional district.

For more information about becoming a volunteer firefighter, click here.

Click to play video: '78-year-old Shuswap man earns firefighting certification' 78-year-old Shuswap man earns firefighting certification
78-year-old Shuswap man earns firefighting certification – Jan 10, 2021

Sponsored content