Openings on the Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department

There are currently two empty slots on the Keremeos fire department roster

  • Jan. 30, 2019 9:41 a.m.

There are two vacant spots on the Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department.

Fire chief Jordy Bosscha said two members recently moved away – a member who’d been on the force for about six months and a new recruit.

“Anyone who is interested can stop by the fire department. We have practices Tuesday nights,” he said.

Bosscha said the roster has 34 spots. He noted there were about six firefighters that were “not very active.”

Related: VIDEO: Early morning blaze pushes Keremeos fire resources to max

“We’re not doing bad. But when you consider work schedules, and vacations and family commitments and all those things. It’s tough sometimes to get people out in the middle of the day or middle of the night,” he said.

Bosscha said work is underway to order the new fire truck. In October, the electorate voted to borrow $350,000 to be used in conjunction with reserves the department has saved to buy the new truck.

“We’re still in the process of going through the paperwork and making sure that we’re asking for the right fire flow requirements and making sure everything is what it should be and comes with everything we need. We don’t want a truck that shows up here that’s already obsolete,” he said.

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