Volunteer recruitment for fire fighters/first responders as well as volunteer first responders is conducted in January or February each year.

BIM Notice 2024 recruitment is now open. Applications will be accepted through the end of March, 2024.

Becoming a volunteer firefighter and/or volunteer first responder takes time, effort and dedication. However, the benefits of saving lives and making Bowen Island a safer place is worth every minute and every ounce of effort. Please review the information below to learn about becoming a volunteer firefighter and/or volunteer first responder. Apply if you want to dedicate your time, skills, and physical ability to helping your community.

Applicants must:

  • be 19 years of age or older
  • live on Bowen Island
  • have a valid BC driver’s license
  • be willing to undergo a criminal background check
  • be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination status

Firefighters are expected to:

  • be available and willing to be called out at any time
  • be willing to undergo training for first responder medical situations, in addition to firefighting
  • be willing to do online firefighting knowledge courses
  • attend a minimum of 66% of training practices
  • attend a minimum of 25% of all calls  

Please read the following:

If you are interested in joining our team and serving the community, read the application form.  

If you have any questions please call the fire department at (604) 947-9324 or email Chief Aaron Hanen at fire@bimbc.ca