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Why work with Firestorm

Firestorm is an equal opportunity employer that is continually seeking to add to our team of positive minded and professional individuals.  We are always looking to enhance our capabilities with quality individuals with proven experience or simply willingness to listen, learn, and grow.
Firestorm provides in-house training courses throughout the year for interested applicants. Candidates for training do  not need fire experience to apply but must be over the age of 16 years old.

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How long is the season?

Our services are seasonal and on-call.  However, our busy months are typically May to September – Province wide. The calendar of employment for Firestorm crew members is April 1 until October 31. You can expect to work 12-hour shifts during the season.  Our work weeks consist of a maximum of 16 days on with three days of rest.

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Wildland Crew Composition

A wildfire is an unplanned, unwanted wildland fire including unauthorized human-caused fires, escaped wildland fire including unauthorized human-caused fires, escaped wildland fire use events, escaped prescribed fire projects, and all other wildland fires where the objective is to put the fire out.  Firestorm typically dispatches Wildland Crews formulated as either a pack of 5, 10,15, or 20 crew members.

For example, a five-pack fire crew consists of one crew leader and four firefighters.

However, two of the firefighters can be trainees and one of the five crew members must be a First Aid Attendant (Level 1 with Transport Endorsement or Level 3).

The crew will need to incorporate one qualified power saw operator, one qualified pump operator, and one Certified Wildfire Danger Tree Assessor.

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Structure Protection Crew Composition

A structure protection crews are typically formulated as 5 pack crews.

A Structure Protection Crew Leader must have satisfactorily worked previously on a Structure Protection Crew and completed at least one deployment doing structure protection including sprinkler set up.  The qualified candidate must also have the following courses/certifications:

SPP - Wildland Firefighter 1 or S-100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety and S-185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance or equivalent;
ICS-100 ICS Orientation
ICS-200 Basic ICS
SPP-115 or S-115 Structure and Site Preparation

A Structure Protection Crew Member who has Basic Firefighting (structure) Certification, must also have successfully completed the flowing courses/ certifications:

SPP - Wildland Firefighter 1 or equivalent, (i.e. S-100 & S-185);
SPP-115 Structure and Site Preparation or equivalent;
Incident Command System (ICS 100);

A Structure Protection Crew Member who is not a structure firefighter must have successfully completed the following courses/certifications:

S-100 - Basic Fire Suppression and Safety or equivalent;
S-185 – Fire Entrapment Avoidance;
SPP-115 Structure and Site Preparation and ladder training, or equivalent;
Incident Command System (ICS 100);

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Learn more about working with Firestorm

Firestorm is seeking Wildland Firefighters and Structure Protection Crews. Fire Department Personnel are welcomed. All interested applicants are encouraged to contact us with a brief statement including their interests, applicable experience, and contact information.  Firestorm will request your completed resume when required