BC Wildfire Service hiring for the upcoming 2023 fire season

BC Wildfire

BC Wildfire Service has started recruiting for the upcoming 2023 fire season, with Fire Crew Member positions available in Penticton, among other locations. 

Penticton Airport is home to one of Kamloops Fire Centre’s primary attack bases. The Penticton Fire Zone includes a team of year-round staff along with initial attack firefighting crews and other seasonal support staff who respond to wildfires in the area.

From the base at YYF, initial attack firefighters are deployed to emerging wildfires, and support staff coordinate operations and liaise with the main Kamloops Fire Centre office in Kamloops. The base also has facilities that are used for training and to temporarily house an Incident Management Team should they be called in to manage a wildfire in the area.

One of BC Wildfire Service’s air tanker bases is also located at YYF, where contracted air tankers as well as contract helicopters can be deployed to respond to wildfires.

Find out More 

If you are interested in applying but have questions about the application process, testing or the job itself, join us BC Wildfire for an online recruitment webinar.  These will take place on Nov. 30, Dec. 14 and Jan 9 at 7 p.m., with further details available here.


How to Apply

View the job posting on the Province of B.C.’s website. For more about the BC Wildfire Service, visit this webpage. And to learn more about the crew member application process, see this webpage about becoming a BC Wildfire Service firefighter. 


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