Big White, British Columbia
Big White FD uses the composite format of Career (full-time) Management Team and Auxiliary (paid-on-call) Firefighters to deliver emergency response services. The initial response is made by Career Personnel supported by Auxiliary Firefighters. Auxiliary and Career Firefighters function side-by-side as an integrated team providing an efficient effective level of emergency service. Current staff levels comprise of approximately 22 dedicated Paid-on-Call Firefighters supplemented by 6 live-in NFPA certified Firefighters on a Work Experience Program under the direction of 4 full time staff members.
Big White FD provides protective services to the village of Big White and the Big White Ski Resort, which has a capacity of 25,000 people and accommodations for approximately 20,000 people.