Fire Prevention Week runs Oct. 8-14

Chemainus and Crofton Fire Halls seeking more personnel

Fire Prevention Week is running now through Oct. 14 and it’s always a good time for some household reminders from firefighters.

“Check your chimneys, check your smoke detectors and a reminder that the time change is coming so adjust your driving habits,” noted Crofton Fire Chief Ken Rukus.

“Time to clean and inspect your chimney,” reads the sign on the message board outside the Chemainus Fire Hall.

Meanwhile, paid on-call firefighters are needed for the Crofton and Chemainus Fire Halls.

“If people are interested, please contact your local fire halls for more information or go on the municipal website,” added Rukus.

Firefighters are paid for attending practices, call-outs and duty weekends. Practices are usually once a week and last about two hours, explains a Municipality of North Cowichan advertisement.

“Firefighters are issued a pager and respond to their assigned fire hall or emergency scene when it’s activated.

“Successful candidates will receive paid, accredited training, all required equipment/gear and membership into the firefighters’ social club (which includes use of amenities and other related benefits).”

A complete description is available at www.northcowichan.ca/jobs.

 

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