Firefighters wanted

Volunteer fire departments from six Cowichan Valley communities are seeking new recruits.

The CVRD’s six volunteer fire departments will co-host an open house Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Sahtlam Fire Department.

The event will feature a discussion on the strategies used by CVRD volunteer fire departments to combat their recruitment and retention woes.

Representatives from the Mesachie Lake, North Oyster, Sahtlam, Honeymoon Bay, Youbou and Malahat fire departments will be in attendance.

The event runs from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Sahtlam fire hall, located at 4384 Cowichan Lake Road in Duncan.

Anyone planning to attend is asked to contact Jason de Jong, fire chief of the North Oyster Fire Department, at jdj100@shaw.ca.

 

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