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Fire Prevention Technician

Company Confidential
Full Time
A month ago
4,966 per month

Marketing Statement

As the largest operating company in the integrated TransLink enterprise, Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) operates a fleet of clean-fuel conventional and community shuttle buses, zero-emission trolley buses, and passenger ferry SeaBuses in Metro Vancouver, the largest single transit service area in Canada.


At CMBC, one of BC’s Top Employers, we're committed to providing an innovative, healthy, and engaging workforce. This is reflected in our workforce of over 5,500 employees performing over 400 unique jobs, who are committed and empowered to deliver service that attracts nearly 1.1 million passengers daily and connects people, businesses, and communities in the Metro Vancouver region.


We have the important job of helping our passengers get to work, appointments, visiting with family and friends, and back again every day. Metro Vancouver relies on us, and we take that as a point of pride. 



- Performs a variety of duties related to inspection, preventative maintenance, service and repair of Coast Mountain Bus Company’s (CMBC) fire protection equipment and systems. 


- Conducts fire inspections of CMBC locations to ensure proper firefighting equipment is installed and to identify unsafe conditions and fire hazards. 


- Prepares, liaises with work leader and delivers hands on training to all applicable  new and existing employees throughout the enterprise in the use of fire equipment and in methods of dealing with various fires. 


- Liaises with Corporate Safety to facility annual preventative fire drills for all CMBC properties. 


- Liaises with suppliers’ representatives to keep current in the latest fire protection technology and to provide an immediate source of equipment supply in case of emergency situations. 


- Assists contractors while on site. 


- Maintains computer records’ tracking and coordinates the maintenance and tracking of all fire equipment including its service history. 


- Advises non-departmental maintenance and repair personnel regarding faulty or failed devices. 


- Inputs data and creates reports on activities and equipment through the use of spreadsheets. 


- Attends training courses required to maintain ASTTBC Certification and courses concerning new fire protection equipment and systems.


- Provides support to other CMBC departmental and contractor maintenance work/schedules. 


- Required to enter restricted areas; including high voltage Rectifier Stations and SeaBus engine room




Requires successful completion of the ASTT Certification and BCIT (or equivalent) courses for all disciplines:  Fire Alarm Systems, Water Based Fire Protection Systems, Special Suppression Systems, Emergency Lighting, Fire Extinguishers as well as Transportation of Dangerous Goods training.  Requires training in standard office applications including word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software. 


Requires two and six months years (2 1/2 years) previous experience in a position specializing in fire prevention in an industrial setting with experience in providing basic firefighting training.  A further period of up to 6 months in the job is required to become familiar with the various facilities and types of fire protection equipment in use, safety regulations pertaining to SkyTrain, substations, rectifier station access, servicing requirements, equipment testing procedures, etc.


Other Information

Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.


COVID-19 Safety Vaccination Policy


To support public health, and protect the health and safety of our employees, customers, and their families, Coast Mountain Bus Company employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will need to provide proof of full vaccination status in compliance with the employer’s COVID-19 Safety Vaccination Policy.


Accommodations may be applicable under the BC Human Rights Code. Should an applicant be unable to provide proof of full vaccination and should an accommodation be requested, additional information will be required to determine whether the individual is entitled to be accommodated. 


Work Schedule


35 hours per week.


Rate of Pay

Salary starting from $4,966 per month


The Total Compensation Package includes Extended Health, Dental, Transit Pass and enrollment in the Public Service Pension Plan. Focus on your development through tuition reimbursement, training, and mentorship programs. Enjoy a variety of health and wellness programs, including access to gym facilities. Speak to us to know more about what we offer.


How to Apply   


Please go to to apply for this position and view instructions on the process.


INSTRUCTIONS:  Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.


Posting Date: April 22, 2022

Closing Date: Open until filled


Please note that only those short listed will be contacted.


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Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce that is free of all forms of discrimination. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please reach out! We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds, skills and perspectives.


Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  For a confidential inquiry, simply email us at 

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