Although the Lillooet Fire Department is a Paid-on-Call service, government and other regulatory agencies require the department to meet the same minimum training standards that a career fire department would have to. The minimum standard training consists of 10 training modules. The members meet regularly ever second Thursday of each month to take part in training evolutions, practice fire skills and drills and to listen to lectures. The members are also trained to fight wildland and forest fires because of Lillooet’s past events and it topography.
The Lillooet Fire Department in 2000 began planning out a training facility that would further assist the members in their training and give them more hands-on and practice training experience. In 2002 the East Lillooet Recreation Society invited the department to use the old stock car race track infield. This site is now under construction and when complete will consist of Live Fire simulators such as:
- Structure Fire Simulator
- Gas Pump Simulator
- Propane tank simulator
- Vehicle Fire Simulator
- Fire Apparatus driving facility
- Large petroleum fire simulator
- Roof training simulator
- Confined space simulator
- Downed power line simulator
- Wildland Fire training site
The Lillooet Fire Department Members
The Lillooet Fire Department currently has 21 regular and 8 auxiliary members. Are optimum number for regular members should be 30, but due to the lack of new recruits we are short. We are currently actively recruiting. If you are interested in becoming a member see the Recruiting section below.
Fire Chief -David Harder
Deputy Chief - Darren Oike
Fire Prevention Officer/Training Officer - Rob Pelland
Fire Prevention Officer/Auxiliary Firefighter - Bob Hall
Lieutenant - Sunni Wolfe
Firefighter - Dave Witt
Firefighter - Allan Payne
Firefighter - Alain Auger
Firefighter - Rob Haughton
Firefighter - Eldon deStrake
Firefighter - Steve Newton
Firefighter - Tyler Bell
Firefighter - Clint Gillis
Firefighter - Duane Lawrence
Firefighter - Mark Preston-Horin
Firefighter - Emerson Adolph
Firefighter - Basil Deverell
Firefighter - Chad deStrake
Auxiliary Firefighter - Brian Duguid
Auxiliary Firefighter - Willy Moffat
Auxiliary Firefighter - Wayne Aitken
Auxiliary Firefighter - Robert Elless
Auxiliary Firefighter - Kevin Olexson
Auxiliary Firefighter - Pat Sullivan
Auxiliary Firefighter - Matt Greenman
The Lillooet Fire Department is actively recruiting at this time to fill vacancies in the department. What does it take to become a firefighter? You will need to fill out and submit an application to the Lillooet Fire Department. Applications can be printed off of this website or you can pick up a copy at the Municipal office at 615 Main Street.
- Stage 1 – Application Review, Once the application has been reviewed by the selection committee you will be contacted for an interview. The selection committee will conduct an interview and deem whether the applicant is a suitable candidate for testing.
- Stage 2 – Testing Stage, Once deemed suitable, the candidate will be asked to participate in a mandatory Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). This is to ensure the candidate can perform the physical tasks that may be demanded of a firefighter during an emergency incident. The test must be completed within the time allocation. Prior to taking this test the candidate is required to fill out a waiver form and have a doctor sign a consent form stating that the candidate is physically capable to perform the physical test.
If the candidate is successful in the two stages, an acceptance letter will be sent out to the candidate when a vacancy within the department occurs. The candidate must have completed the CPA test within the year prior to starting on the department. If a year has lapsed, the candidate may be required to retake the CPA test prior to starting.
The FutureCommunity Wildfire Protection Plan
The District is currently working on mitigating the problem of the Pine Beetle-killed trees on public and Crown land. We need private property owners to do their part and remove these hazards from their property. This will in turn reduce the fire risk in our area.