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Posted: June 9, 2022

Elkford FD welcomes new live-in firefighter WEP

What’s new in Elkford this summer? For starters, there is the first-ever firefighters taking part in Elkford’s new Live-in Firefighter Work Experience Program (WEP): Sophie Gable and Jenny Kenny.

The new Live-In Firefighter WEP provides entry-level firefighters with the opportunity to jumpstart their careers and gain the knowledge and experience they need to succeed—plus enjoy the perks of living, working and playing in the Wilderness Capital of B.C.

Firefighters taking part in this program, offered by the Elkford Fire Department, receive 24/7 live-in accommodations at the fire hall, as well as remuneration for services in accordance with the firefighting duties performed.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Sophie Gable and Jenny Kenny (pictured above) here for the summer,” said Elkford Fire Chief Curtis Nyuli. “These two firefighters arrived in Elkford already well educated, certified and trained to go to work for the community, which is a huge asset not only for our firefighting efforts but also in assisting with fire prevention activities, annual inspections, fire education initiatives and community events.

“In turn, they will be gaining valuable experience that they can then apply as they pursue full-time firefighting careers. Please take a moment to say hi when you see their smiling faces around town!”

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