The joint Apex Volunteer Fire Rescue and Apex Fire Brigade Society member application drive is on now! We are looking for dedicated community members, who are willing to give back to the Apex community in Volunteer Firefighter and Critical Support Unit positions. Interested applicants can apply online and applications must be submitted by midnight on December 15th. Interviews and selection will follow, and training begins early January. There’s a job for everyone! With the fire service transitioning from a self-funded society to a Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen tax-based service, we are looking for volunteers in two different streams: Firefighters with Apex Volunteer Fire Rescue and Critical Support Unit volunteers with the Apex Fire Brigade Society.
Together, volunteer members of the AVFR and AFBS share a selfless commitment to being there – ready to serve – when a crisis occurs. This isn’t a decision to take lightly. It takes training, hard work and courage. Volunteering requires you to devote your time to learning and maintaining skills.
AVFR Firefighters must be willing to respond to emergencies at any time of day or night, year-round; and can expect to undertake a variety of duties, for example:
-Structural, vehicle, and wildland firefighting
-First responder medical calls
-Motor vehicle incident and extrication
Apex Fire Brigade Society Critical Support Volunteers (CSU) are the backbone to ensuring that the Apex community is prepared for emergencies, emergency response capabilities remain functional, and our responders, residents and visitors are cared for during times of crisis. AFBS CSU volunteers are needed to support variety of functions, for example:
-Logistics support (transportation, food, equipment)
-Short-term emergency social services support (accounting for, tracking, and providing support (shelter/food/water, warmth) to residents and/or visitors impacted by emergencies
-Grant proposal writing
-FireSmart and other community safety program coordination and engagement
-Participation in community emergency planning
-Social event coordination
Firefighter, or Critical Support Unit volunteer, it’s your chance to get involved! All the training is provided and once complete, you will be prepared to support, or respond as part of your community’s first line of defense in crisis.
Interested in applying or have any questions? Click here!