Ellison Fire Department seeks new members

Recruitment drive underway for paid-on-call firefighters.

Ellison area residents who’d like to serve their neighbours are invited to apply to become a member of the Ellison Fire Department.

A recruitment drive for paid-on-call firefighters begins on Monday, Feb.  2,  between 6 and 9 p.m. at the main Station 61 fire hall, 4411 Old Vernon Rd.  Ellison residents are invited to stop by to learn more and pick up an information package and application.

Applications must be submitted no later than Feb. 23  and can be dropped off between 6  and 9 p.m. at the Station 61 hall on Monday, Feb.16  and 23,  or at the Regional District office, 1450 KLO Rd., in Kelowna (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Prospective members must live within eight kilometers of Station 61, be 19 to 65 years of age and be in good physical condition.

Interviews and physical testing of potential candidates will take place the weekend of March 14t.  Training will be provided for successful applicants through regular evening or weekend sessions.

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