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Job Posting – Deputy Fire Chief

Position Title: Deputy Fire Chief of Administration & Training
Department: Emergency Services
Position Type: Full Time Regular, Exempt
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

The City of Grand Forks is looking to add a key member to their leadership team. This is an incredible opportunity for a motivated individual to help lead a composite department comprised of three full-time Chief Officers and up to 70 dedicated, committed, and highly motivated volunteer firefighters operating out of three fire halls.

Under the direction of the Fire Chief/Manager of Emergency Services, this position is responsible for day-to-day administration and training of Grand Forks Fire/Rescue, a full-service department providing fire suppression and prevention, medical response, and rescue services in a variety of disciplines.

The ideal candidate has a combination of education, training and 10 years’ experience in the fire service covering areas of operations, training and administration, combined with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a Company/Chief Officer or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This person brings demonstrated leadership and fosters positive relationship building skills through collaboration; considerable knowledge of fireground operations, day-to-day operations, training, and fire prevention; dealing with personnel in a volunteer environment, and a well-rounded understanding of local government legislation, codes and practices.

A complete job description is available on the City’s website at

Using the subject line “Deputy Fire Chief”, please submit your resume and cover letter, in confidence, to Human Resources, City of Grand Forks, 7217-4th Street (PO Box 220), Grand Forks, BC, V0H-1H0, or by e-mail:

Cover letters and detailed resumes, including references, will be accepted until 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, June 3, 2022, or until a suitable candidate is found.

The City of Grand Forks appreciates the interest and effort of all applicants in applying for this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Full Job Posting: Dep. Fire Chief of Administration and Training May 2022


E-Comm 911 has reported major service disruptions affecting the 911 service in the Central and Southern Okanagan Areas, including the Kootenay Boundary/Grand Forks area. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, please call 250-469-8577, and you will be connected to a dispatch centre.

Firefighter for a Night

Come join us for fire practice April 27th, 2022.
Are you looking to serve your community, be part of a great team and learn new skills? Then we have the event for you.
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue is hosting our 3rd Annual Firefighter For The Night. This exciting event gives you the chance to meet our members, ask questions and best of all have a little fun along the way putting the wet stuff on the red stuff.
For more information about this event or to sign up.
Contact us by phone at 250-442-3612 or by email