Checkout our Fire Station Locations to learn if you live within the six-minute response zone. This map can be used to give the applicant a general idea: BCFD 6-Minute Response Map. However, BCFD administration will determine if the address is acceptable.
Recruits complete the following training while in the Fire Academy:
General Department Orientation and Competency (ongoing)
No Experience or Training? No Problem: The department will provide all necessary training, which can be accomplished on nights and weekends, or during the day if necessary. The entire Fire Academy process takes 18-months before being appointed as a Regular Firefighter.
Already Trained?: If a person already possesses the necessary certifications in fire and emergency medical services, then the probationary period is advanced, lasting only 12 months.
Compensation & Pension
Firefighters are paid an hourly wage for time when on responding to calls, on-duty, in training and for other department activities. Currently, the wage for a new recruit is $9.65 per hour without the minimum certifications, or $11.22 per hour with the minimum certifications. This increases to $15.30 after completing the Fire Academy and the 18-month probationary period.
Firefighters also participate in the Fire Relief Association, and are eligible for a pension after 10+ years of service.
2018 Firefighter Recruitment is CLOSED