Sidney volunteer firefighters report to the Fire Chief and are employed by the Town of Sidney.
Over the years, the fire service has evolved into a public safety agency providing highly technical and diverse services. Town of Sidney citizens have come to rely on the Sidney Fire Department as first responders when life and property are threatened.
In order to ensure that all members of the Sidney Fire Department are prepared to deliver a superior level of service, comprehensive training standards have been developed to provide each member with the needed skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to deliver fire and emergency services to the Town.
Recruit Firefighters:All members entering the Sidney Fire Department must complete a Recruit Training Program facilitated by Department personnel. Members with previous certified fire training may be excelled thorough the Program if their certification is recent and they have obtained a level of training deemed acceptable by the Fire Chief. New members must attend 90% of weekly (Thursday) practices and complete a one year probationary period.
All Sidney Fire Department members must participate in the B.C. Firefighter Training Program, successfully passing all modules within the first five (5) years of joining the Department. Members are expected to attend a minimum of 50% of weekly practices, annually. Individuals who have the desire to increase their skills are provided with the opportunity for advanced training in areas such as confined space rescue and high angle rescue.