Volunteer recruitment is conducted in January or February each year.

BIM Notice Volunteer recruitment for 2022 closed on February 24, 2022

Becoming a volunteer firefighter 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 firefighter. 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.