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More than 1,000 apply as BC Wildfire ups firefighter recruiting efforts

By Barbara Roden, Trail Times   

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Jan. 30, 2024, British Columbia – B.C. is responding to concerns about a lack of wildland firefighters — particularly with in-depth knowledge of local terrain — by increasing recruitment efforts, with a focus on First Nations and rural and remote communities. Improvements to the BC Wildfire Service’s (BCWS) hiring process have resulted in more than 1,000 applicants, with three months of hiring to go. Trail Times reports. | READ MORE

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