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The preferred qualifications are:
- Minimum of one year of work experience (35 hours per week = 1820 hours)
- Experience in environments such as paramedic, medical, fire service, coast guard, military, search & rescue etc.
- One year of a post-secondary education (30 credits) or two years of an apprenticeship program.
- Completed fire service related courses such as auto extrication, surface water rescue, swift water rescue, high angle/rope rescue, confined space, hazardous materials, incident command, shipboard firefighting, critical incident stress, wild land fire fighting, aircraft rescue firefighting, BC Fire Code, sprinklers, etc.
- Successful completion of an approved firefighting training program to the BC Fire Fighter Standard, Firefighter II (Level II or NFPA 1001 Firefighter I & II).
- Life Saving Society Certification of Bronze Star or higher, or Swift Water Technician Level 1.
- Fluency in multiple languages and an understanding of the diverse cultures in Richmond.
- Volunteer in community and/or emergency services.
- Demonstrated commitment to a lifestyle of fitness, health and wellness.