Fort St. James Fire Department taking new recruits

The Fort St. James Fire Dept. is accepting applications for new recruits and training starts in September.

  • Aug. 17, 2016 8:00 p.m.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

The Fort St. James Fire Dept. is accepting applications for new recruits and training starts in September.

Fire Chief, Michael Navratil is looking forward to receiving new members into the Department.

“For new members in the community, this is a great way to meet people as well as become a valuable member of the community in helping when the need arises,” Navratil said.

“For many it is the experience and training that we provide. Once you join throughout the year, there will be opportunities to receive certified training in various areas including: First Aid/CPR, Air Brakes, Hazmat Awareness, Ice Rescue, Vehicle Rescue, and of course, Live Fire Training.”

Applications can be picked up or dropped off at the District Office. The deadline is Sept.2.

For more information, call: (250) 996-8670 or email:

For Navratil, this is an opportunity of a lifetime.

“For some, it’s all about the excitement and the thrill of seeing a live fire is why they join. And for some, it’s the challenge. Through our training, you will be doing things that you have never done and experience thing you have never experienced,” Navratil says.

“For people that are truly seeking a unique experience, joining the Fire Department will definitely give you that.”



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