Orientation and Fitness Test

Registration: You need to contact us to register for the Orientation and Fitness test.

Dates: Orientation and Fitness Test View Course Calendar

  • April 17th
  • April 26th
  • May 16th
  • May 26th
  • Returning Crew Leaders April 21st
  • Returning Crew members  April 22nd

Times and Location:

Time 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Place 3129 Heddle Rd Nelson BC

Entrance back bottom entrance of 3129

Park at Apex Shop next driveway past 3129

Job Orientation: We require potential employees to attend a job orientation. This is a great day for us to meet, for you to ask questions and for us go over every aspect of the job & our company.

We discuss how we pay, explain standby, fire wages, travel, equipment, marshaling points, safety policies etc. We review the mandatory the OHS.

Fitness test: Firefighting is a physical job which requires a certain level of fitness. Our contract with the BC Wildfire Service requires that our employees must pass the moderate capacity fitness test.

You must walk 3.2 km with a 25-pound backpack in 30 minutes or less.


  • Well, fitting backpack (waist straps are recommended) and additional weight totaling 25 pounds ( Sand works great).  Please pre -weight and evenly distributed the 25 pounds.
  • Clothes & runners for the fitness test – suitable for any weather condition.
  • Students, please know your cost of tuition/books for tax forms.
  • Social insurance number and know your permanent mailing address including the postal code.
  • We will be providing some snacks. Please bring your main lunch.