Volunteer Opportunity: Fire Hall Replacement Community Working Group

The City of Fernie invites residents who want to make a difference within their community to apply to serve as a member of the Fire Hall Replacement – Community Working Group.

The Community Working Group will be comprised of up to seven (7) members, representing the diverse interests of the community to ensure varied voices are considered throughout the project. Members must be residents or property owners in the City of Fernie or the surrounding rural area which the Fernie Fire and Emergency Services serves. This is a non-paid volunteer position and members participate primarily in an advisory capacity to the City of Fernie.

Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • Skills and experience in the field of fire/emergency services, building and development, and/or project management.
  • Academic knowledge, technical qualifications, or professional expertise in land development, planning, and/or community building.
  • Interest or expertise in fire services, emergency services, and health and safety in connection to community well-being.

Members commit to meeting twice per month and are responsible for providing input and identifying opportunities through the pre-planning phase and up to the construction of the new Fire Hall.

The main topics the CWG will provide input on include:

  • Review the Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) submissions guidance on site selection of potential project partners.
  • Review the summary of public engagement and next steps.
  • Review the top sites selected through technical analysis.

Submit a letter of interest to:

Email:    planning@fernie.ca
Post:      City of Fernie
              P.O. Box 190, 501 – 3rd Avenue
              Fernie, BC V0B 1M0

Deadline to apply is 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 11th, 2023.

For more information about the project, visit the Fire Hall Replacement project info page.