Employment & contract opportunities
Apply for a position with the BC Wildfire Service, or get information on how to offer your services to the BC Wildfire Service as a contractor.
In addition to a team of permanent staff which includes safety and training personnel, wildfire and fuel management experts, support and administrative staff, the BC Wildfire Service employs approximately 1,600 seasonal personnel each year.
The Province regularly calls on the services of contractors to support the delivery of cost effective and efficient wildfire management in British Columbia. Find out how you can become one of them.
BC Wildfire Structure Protection Program
The BC Wildfire Service provides additional support by assisting with the training and deployment of local government fire departments. Fire departments provide additional personnel and resources to protect communities from wildfires that threaten homes or other structures in the wildland-urban interface.
Information on wildfire training
Some questions have arisen regarding the delivery of wildland firefighting training in British Columbia.
After the previous catastrophic fire seasons, there is understandably a heightened interest in ensuring that B.C. is ready for fire suppression. However, there has been some confusion around what is considered official training and how it can be delivered or taken.