The BC Wildfire Service is accepting applications throughout the province for wildland firefighter positions for next year.

Crew Co-Ordinator Eric Kopetski explains what applicants should have before submitting their applications.

“The only they need to get is their Work Safe BC Level 1 First Aid and Transportation endorsement and they only need to have some evidence that they enrolled in that by the time of their interview in February.”

Kopetski said, “We’re accepting applications from now and until January 15th and that’s for Wildland firefighter crews and Provincially we’re expecting to get somewhere between 150 and 200 vacancies and we have about a thousand firefighters Provincially”.

Online applications can be submitted on the BC Wildfire Service website until January 15th, 2019.

Applicants who pass the screening will be invited to attend an interview and complete a fitness assessment.

– with files from Pat Matthews, My Cariboo Now