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The Parksville Volunteer Fire Department’s regular practice night will be open to the public on Monday, January 15 from 7 pm to 9 pm. This is an opportunity to see firsthand what’s involved in training to be a firefighter; to observe a practice, ask questions and speak with the fire chief and assistant chief.

If someone has an interest in finding out what being a volunteer on-call firefighter is all about, the department encourages those interested to arrive at 6:45 pm. The practice will be held at the firehall at 160 Jensen Avenue West.

The training session will start with a brief department meeting with updates from the fire chief, assistant chiefs and the department’s members association. Members are typically broken into five training crews and have pre-assigned training sessions. These crews can either be at the station or offsite with the company officers providing the training.

To learn more about being a firefighter, we encourage those interested to stop by the firehall during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm) to speak with one of our chief officers. Interested individuals, who are enthusiastic, physically fit, self-motivated and a team player may obtain an application form at the firehall (160 Jensen Avenue West) or right here on our website.