Successful applicants must first survive a rigorous interview and screening process before boot camps slated for the spring.
"We didn't expect it to cause such a stir."
"Public awareness and enforcement is lacking... they need to begin clamping down."
The scariest part of their job? "The unknown."
There have been 1,390 wildfires in B.C. this season, including 428 that were started by people.
Many have the right certification to help, but were told they didn't sign up early enough.
It happened Friday afternoon on Puntzi Lake as the aircraft was scooping water.
The bans may stay in place right through until September.
I love the Mars.. it's incredible to watch. But it belongs in a museum.
The blaze is now 1,500 square kilometres in size.