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BOW HORN BAY

VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

WE ARE RECRUITING

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 infobhbfire@shaw.ca and request an application form.

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WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NOVEMBER 18TH/19TH  

 2017 FILL THE FIRE ENGINES IN DISTRICT 69 WITH FOOD AND TOYS

 

Firefighters with the five departments in District 69 will be conducting the annual food and toy drive during the weekend of Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19.

 

Donations are for the Salvation Army.

 

The six departments in District 69 are Bow Horn Bay Fire Department, Coombs Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department, Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department, Errington Volunteer Fire Department, Parksville Volunteer Fire Department and Qualicum Beach Fire Department. 

Oceanside residents have always been generous with their contributions and District 69 fire departments look forward to another successful year.

The first food drive was held in 1997 in Qualicum Beach and then joined by Parksville in 1998. 2016 was the first year of participation for the Errington and Coombs-Hilliers departments and 2017 is the first year for Bow Horn Bay Fire Department. 

The week prior to the food drive, through the local newspapers, Quality Foods will provide paper bags for groceries. 

 

Bow Horn Bay Fire Department 

The Bow Horn Bay fire hall, located at 220 Lions Way in Qualicum Bay, will be open to receive donations on both Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19 from 10 am to 4 pm. The department will welcome residents for hot chocolate or coffee and the department will be offering tours of the fire hall and their trucks. As well, you can pick up a free 9 volt battery for your smoke detector. 

Contact is Fire Chief Geoff MacIntosh www.bowhornbayvfd.ca