Sooke Fire Rescue Service posted the following statistics on their Facebook page today. Not surprisingly, July was the busiest month for Sooke fire fighters so far this year.
July proved to be the busiest month for Sooke fire fighters so far in 2015. Crews attended a total of 80 emergency calls, and dozens of non-emergency requests for service. This brings the 2015 total to 470 emergency calls.
In total there were 11 fires, 9 MVI’s or rescues, 6 hazardous conditions, 46 medical aids, plus another 8 calls for alarms, EOC activations, and assisting another agency.
In 2014, Sooke attended 361 emergency calls up to July 31st. By comparison, in 2010 Sooke attended 263 emergency calls up to July 31st.
- Sooke Fire Rescue Service on Facebook
- Sooke Fire Rescue Service on the District website
- Volunteer Fire fighter information and application
Recruitment (also posted on Facebook)[sam id=”15″ codes=”true”]Sooke Fire Rescue will be actively recruiting and accepting applications for Volunteer Firefighters starting August 15! Application intake closes October 15th. You can download your application here. Sooke Fire is seeking active, community minded individuals who excel when challenged. Minimum and preferred qualifications are listed on the website. Do you have what it takes?
Recruitment (from the District’s website)
Sooke Fire Rescue is a combination department made up of five (5) career personnel: Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, Assistant Chief, and two firefighters. These career members augment the 30 volunteer firefighters, and 6 Public Education members.
Volunteer firefighters for the District of Sooke belong to the Sooke Firefighters Association, career firefighters belong to the International Association of Fire Fighters.
The Sooke Fire Rescue Service strives to maintain a roster of 45 volunteer firefighters, and 5 public educators. Questions about recruiting? Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org