Firefighters wanted in Ellison
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 29, 2023 - Get Involved

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Ellison Fire Department is looking for anyone who is ready to fight some flames.

The department is kicking off its annual fall recruitment to find six new paid, on-call firefighters. Prospective members must reside within an eight- kilometre radius of Station 61 at 4411 Old Vernon Rd., be between the ages of 19 and 65, and be in good physical condition.

“We are searching for individuals who want to represent their community and have a keen interest in acquiring new skills,” Ellison fire Chief David Bates said in a press release. “There is a commitment to learning and practicing together, which fosters strong team relationships.”

The Ellison Fire Department, which was founded in 1979, serves approximately 1,000 homes within an 82 square kilometre area in the Ellison community of Electoral Area East. The department responds to approximately 100 calls annually.

Those interested in becoming a firefighter must complete the paid-on-call firefighter application form and submit it in person at Station 61.


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