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HELP US HELP OTHERS!Due to the pandemic, this year's food and toy drive will look very different wit - read more
Due to the pandemic, this year's Parksville Volunteer Fire Department food and toy drive will look v - read more
We hope your summer was enjoyable with pleasant outside time and opportunities to connect with frien - read more
Each year, the Parksville Fire Department recognizes Fire Prevention Week from October 4 to October - read more
We take COVID-19 (Coronavirus) seriously and continue to follow the direction of the Provincial Heal - read more
Parksville and Qualicum Beach fire departments are recruiting individuals who demonstrate the person - read more
Yesterday, firefighters from departments on the Island participated in a procession route to honour - read more
As our weather improves (we can hope) and with the easing of our isolation, we are able to get outsi - read more
The City continues to focus on the essential services our residents rely upon while exercising cauti - read more
June 8, 2020Both the City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach have resumed limited front counte - read more
The City continues to focus on the essential services our residents rely upon and we will continue t - read more
City Announces Reopening PlanThe City of Parksville has announced plans to restore amenities and ser - read more
June 1, 2020Local businesses are developing reopening plans and are excited to welcome back shoppers - read more
Gradual Return of City ServicesThe City is focusing on the essential services our residents rely upo - read more
May 22, 2020This week many businesses reopened to a new normal and at this time, our governments are - read more
May 21, 2020The City of Parksville is working to safely reopen facilities that were closed to avoid - read more
May 15, 2020Please stay safe this Victoria Day long weekend. Stay close to home; continue to keep yo - read more
May 14, 2020When Premier Horgan announced BC's Restart Plan last week, he emphasized, "thi - read more
May 11, 2020Parksville Fire Rescue wishes to remind residents of the Parksville Fire Protection Area - read more
May 7, 2020On May 6, Premier John Horgan's announced the BC Restart Plan, a strategy to slowly - read more
Staying Well in Uncertain TimesThis week, recognized by the Canadian Mental Health Association as Me - read more
May 1, 2020Our sincere thanks to the dedicated health care workers, first responders, front-line wor - read more
April 29, 2020We offer our heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated health care workers, first respon - read more
Less than two weeks ago, the Parksville Volunteer Fire Department offered to help residents celebrat - read more
April 23, 2020Dr Bonnie Henry's words continue to provide comfort, "All of us need to do our part an - read more
Message from Parksville MayorIt is heartwarming to see our residents coming together to help stop th - read more
Lets keep the effort going to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The message is the same, - read more
The Parksville Volunteer Fire Department would love to help you celebrate a milestone memory such as - read more
April 15, 2020The City of Parksville continues to ask residents to comply with provincial health ord - read more
MESSAGE FROM PARKSVILLE COUNCILIt is unlikely we will return to normal any time soon as we may be in - read more
April 2, 2020We all must be 100% committed to doing our part to flatten the COVID-19 curve and to do - read more
April 1, 2020As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold in our country, the City's focus is on pre - read more
March 30, 2020The City of Parksville is working to share information and operational updates as we c - read more
March 27, 2020 The emergency programs for the City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach wor - read more
March 25, 2020This message is an update for Parksville residents about the COVID 19 pandemic. Counci - read more
March 23, 2020Further to our release on March 20 that advised the closure of all playgrounds in the - read more
March 20, 2020Effective immediately and until further notice, all playgrounds in the City of Parksvi - read more
March 19, 2020We wish to assure our residents the City of Parksville continues to respond to the gui - read more
We recognize there is a tremendous amount of information about COVID-19, including communications fr - read more
March 16, 2020The City is taking COVID-19 seriously and is making significant changes to protect the - read more
March 16, 2020At the request of Mayor Ed Mayne, the following information is being distributed on be - read more
March 12, 2020The City of Parksville is monitoring and responding to the evolving COVID-19 situation - read more
March 11, 2020On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global health pandemic - read more
February 27, 2020Recent stories from national and international news media indicate the Coronavirus, - read more
It's that time of year when Parksville Volunteer Fire Department members collect food and toys, door - read more

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Parksville Qualicum Beach Firefighters Needed!
Posted: Aug 11, 2020

Parksville and Qualicum Beach fire departments are recruiting individuals who demonstrate the personal values of trust, honesty, integrity, compassion and empathy and can perform as part of a team of volunteer paid on-call firefighters. A volunteer firefighter will experience one of the most rewarding, engaging and exciting opportunities within the community. Volunteer firefighters care about their community and are willing to face new challenges.

The Parksville and Qualicum Beach fire departments are once again conducting regional recruitment. The fire departments provide a wide range of emergency and non-emergency services to their fire protection areas which include fire suppression, motor vehicle incidents, response to medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents, gas/hydro emergencies, carbon monoxide alarms and we perform rescue services, along with other public services. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to perform tasks which includes fire protection and rescue services, fire inspection and public education within established policies and guidelines.

"Ideal candidates are physically fit, energetic, community minded team players who are keen to learn new skills,"said Marc Norris, fire chief for Parksville and Qualicum Beach fire departments.

Firefighting offers both personal and professional challenges. As well as extensive professional training in all aspects of firefighting, the benefits of being a volunteer firefighter include community recognition and personal satisfaction, the chance to make new friends, develop skills as team members and be involved in community activities; from firefighting and rescue to public education. The departments also offer junior programs for those under the age of 19.

Before applying, please learn about the position and requirements and with the tasks and different steps in the selection process. Qualified candidates should submit applications to the department in the area where they live. Details and applications are on the department websites. To learn more, call your fire hall during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm) to set up a time to visit the fire station and speak with a member. Recruit classes begin in the fall and the

Do you have what it takes to be a firefighter?

  • 19 years of age or older (junior member - age 16)
  • Healthy and physically fit (medical and fitness screening required), non-smoker preferred
  • Valid BC drivers licence and good driving record
  • Good character (RCMP criminal record check required)
  • Able and willing to commit to the community
  • Live in the Parksville or Qualicum Beach fire protection areas
  • Daytime availability preferred and able to attend weekly training sessions

Parksville Volunteer Fire Department
250 248-3242; fire@parksville.ca
160 Jensen Avenue West
Qualicum Beach Fire Department
130 Rupert Road East
Media contact: Deb Tardiff - 250 954-3073, dtardiff@parksville.ca



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