Saanich Fire Department
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The Saanich Fire Department was established in 1919. Today the Department employs 118 career firefighters and 6 support personnel. Saanich's diverse terrain, with ocean coastline, lakes, forests and mountains makes for a variety of emergency responses.
To protect persons and property; and to provide all proper measures to prevent, control and extinguish fires and provide assistance to:
- Medical emergencies
- Land and marine rescue operations
- Requests from other fire services
- Hazardous materials incidents
- Requests for public service
In addition to providing fire fighting and rescue services, the Department is responsible for a variety of programs, including:
- Medical emergencies
- Medical First Responder
- Technical Rope Rescue - High Angle & Confined Space
- Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Program
- Incident Pre-Planning
- General Fire Safety Inspections of Public Buildings
- Community Liaison Team
The Saanich Fire Department consists of 6 divisions:
- Fire Suppression
- Fire Prevention
- Staff Development
- Mechanical and Fleet Maintenance
- Emergency Preparedness
Alarm Dispatcher - Competition No. 148.13
The Saanich Fire Department is accepting applications for Alarm Dispatcher - Regular Part Time. To apply, please visit Saanich's Current Job Opportunities to review the comprehensive recruitment package and complete the application form. Applications will be accepted by the Saanich Fire Administration office (760 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC V8X 2W6) between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday or by fax at (250) 475-5588 until 4:30pm, Friday, December 13, 2013.
The Saanich Fire Department will be conducting a Fire Fighter Recruitment Competition in early 2014. Competition information will be posted on December 14, 2013 and the deadline for applications will be until 4:30pm, Friday, January 10, 2014.
We encourage potential future applicants to review our Recruit Fire Fighter Information Package* to ensure their certifications, licenses and testing are current and complete.
Please note a copy of the University of Victoria Fire Fighter Physical Abilities Test current within six months must be included in your application package. As there are limited testing dates available, contact the Exercise Physiology Laboratory at UVIC by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 250-721-8391 for testing information and to book an appointment.
*Information contained in the Recruit Fire Fighter Information package is subject to change.