• Village of Telkwa

Fire Chief - Full Time

The Village of Telkwa, located in west-central BC, near Smithers, BC is looking for a full-time Fire Chief to lead a volunteer fire department responsible for the Village of Telkwa and surrounding regional fire protection area.


The Fire Chief reports to the Village of Telkwa Council through the Chief Administrative Officer and will manage, plan, administer, direct, and control all aspects of the Village of Telkwa Volunteer Fire Department, including: administration, fire suppression, fire prevention, rescue activities, and training in accordance with applicable local and provincial legislation, regulations, bylaws, policies and standards.


  • Grade 12 graduate. Completion of NFPA 1001 Level II, NFPA 1031 Level I, Incident Command System 200, Emergency Scene Management Level I, Incident Safety Officer Level I and Fire Instructor Level II.

  • Completed or enrolled in a recognized Officer Training Program.

  • A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience with a fire department, with increasing experience within the fire service, including command of firefighters in emergency situations.

  • Previous management experience is an asset.

  • Valid Class 3 or Class 5 BC driver’s license, with air-brakes endorsement.

  • Required to live within the Telkwa Fire Rescue Fire Protection Area.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

A complete job description can be found in the document below:

Telkwa Fire Rescue Fire Chief Posting_10Nov21
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