The CLFD trains it’s firefighters to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 1001 Level 2 Standard. Currently the department has 20 firefighters trained at that level. The CLFD recruits new firefighters once a year in September.
The steps to becoming a firefighter with the CLFD are listed here:
- Recruit Package Completion including Medical Clearance and RCMP Criminal Records Check
- Physical Demands Test
- Offer of Position
Once offered a volunteer firefighter position with the CLFD, the recruit must complete a 3 month new firefighter orientation program before being issued pagers.
For more information on recruitment, registering your burn pile, barrel or fire pit, or any other information about the Charlie Lake Fire Department please call the fire hall at 250-785-1424. In the event of an emergency, call 911.