Have you ever thought about becoming a firefighter?

Don't just think about it - this is your opportunity to find out!

Over the last few months, due to long service retirements and some members having to relocate because of work commitments, we are able to offer 6 recruit positions for men and women willing to take on the challenge of firefighter training, and become a part of our team at Bow Horn Bay Fire Department.

Our members are the most important  asset in our Fire Department. They make it the great place to work that it is. If you enjoy learning new skills, like working in a team environment, and want to serve your community by helping protect lives and property, then come and join us at the Bow Horn Bay Fire Department.

  • What do we want from you:
  • able to attend Thursday evening fire practice (7-9 p.m.)
  • live in the communities of Bowser, Qualicum Bay, or Spider Lake
  • be at least 18 years of age (we do have a cadet program for up to two members, 16-18 year olds)
  • be physically fit
  • have a valid BC drivers licence (abstract required)
  • complete a RCMP security check
  • provide references, and complete an interview.


  • We will provide:
  • Firefighter and Medical First Responder training
  • fire-related courses, both in-house and other locations
  • uniform and all necessary protective equipment
  • paid-on-call emergency response
  • paid training attendance
  • insurance coverage, both on and off duty
  • an interesting, rewarding, and challenging experience
  • a friendly working environment with some great people

We have just started a new cycle of training this year, so this is an excellent time to apply by dropping into the Fire Hall at 220 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay, download an application from this site, or email us at and request an application form.



Volunteer Firefighter


Who am I ?


I'm a husband, a wife, a mother, a father, a brother, a sister, a son, a daughter, a friend.


I'm a sales person, labourer, utility worker, teacher, cook, mechanic, cashier, retired.


I'm the person who lives next door, down the street, around the block.


I'm the person who may work all day, and sometimes all night.


I'm the person who may disrupt dinner, a meeting, a conversation by arriving late, or by leaving  early.


I'm the person there in your darkest hour, knowing also it might tragically be mine.


I am a Volunteer Firefighter.