Work Experience Program

The Big White Fire Department is very proud of the success and accomplishments of the WEP program over the past 21 years. Over 87% of our graduating members have gone on to career positions in 50 plus departments across Canada. WEP 21 began their training and service on May 30th, 2022.  This year’s crew is made up of 6 men and 1 woman. They have already completed Driver Training, Pumps and Pumping, Emergency Traffic Control, Wildfire and Medical First Responder. Future quality training sessions include: RIT, Company Inspections, Fire Service Instructor 1, Strategy & Tactics, High Rise Operations, Auto Extrication, Emergency Medical Responder, Live Fire and more.

Every year the Big White Fire Department’s Work Experience Program receives applications from BC, across Canada, and internationally. When we receive your package each part is graded and scored. A point system is utilized as part of our screening process. When you submit your application the main items to consider should include:  a well written cover letter, resume, a list of certificates, reference letters, education diplomas and any other pertinent information. Each section is then graded and scored.  As many as fifteen extra points can be awarded for a well organized and complete application package. The applicants with the greatest number of points will move forward in our selection process. See the “Apply” page for required qualifications and a list of what to include in your application package.

I encourage you to take your time and ensure that all requested information is included. This is a great opportunity to practice your resume writing skills.

Recruitment for WEP 22 Opens January 1st, 2023.




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