JIBC - Hazmat & Rescue fall schedule

JIBC Fire & Safety Division New Live-Fire Curriculum Training Opportunities

Workshop Content

These two-day, weekend workshops will give fire departments the opportunity to provide training for:

 Members who require Live-Fire training (FIRE-1071) to complete their NFPA 1001 certification

 Members participating in these workshops will be using the updated JIBC Live-Fire Curriculum Training Materials.

 Upcoming Schedule

 The following locations and dates have been scheduled for fire departments to register their members: 

BCFTOA Zone Location Date
Zone 1 Otter Point Fire Dept. Nov. 3-4, 2018
Zone 1A TBA  
Zone 2 Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services Oct. 13-14, 2018
Zone 3 Penticton Fire Dept. Dec. 1-2, 2018
Zone 4 TBA  
Zone 5 Dawson Creek Fire Dept. Oct. 20-21, 2018

Please note: The registration deadline for each workshop is seven (7) business days before the workshop’s start date. Departments are encouraged to register early to secure seats for their members. 


The final cost of each student will depend on the total number of paid students registered for a specific workshop and range from $500 to $250 per student, plus applicable taxes.

A minimum of 10 paid registrants is required for a workshop to proceed as scheduled to a maximum of 20 students per workshop. 

The workshop will be postponed to a later date if the minimum number of students required is not met for a specific session. Participants will be notified in advance if the workshop is to be rescheduled. 

How to Register

To register for an upcoming training workshop, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with the following information:

Desired Workshop Date Fire Department First & Last Name of Member Member DOB Area of Study for Member (ex. Live-Fire, Instructor Training,Evaluator Training)


If you have any questions, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with “JIBC-BCFTOA Live-Fire Training Workshop Inquiry” in the subject line.

LPG Firefighting Training (ERAC)

Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC) is now offering the LPG Firefighting Training program into British Columbia. ERAC, in conjunction with the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) in Ontario, ERAC has been offering LPG Level 1 Mobile Operations Training throughout Ontario.

The program has an on-line awareness level and a mobile live fire course hosted at your fire hall. Upon successful completion of the 11-module online awareness training, first responders can then enroll in the LPG Level 1 Mobile Operations training course.

To enroll in the LPG Firefighting Awareness online training, please go to:

Free Alternative Fuel Safety Training for First Responders

The JIBC Fire & Safety Division is delivering free workshops to prepare first responders to safely operate at incidents involving hybrid vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). These workshops have been funded by the BC Office of the Fire Commissioner and the Fire Chiefs Association of BC.

These workshops are available to:

  • Fire Service members
  • Current Paramedics
  • Serving Police Officers
  • Recovery and Tow Truck Operators
  • Other first responders who may deal with alternative fuel vehicles on BC roads


Topics covered in the workshops include:

  • Basic Electrical Concepts and Hazards
  • P/HEV and EV Systems
  • Initial Response
  • Emergency Operations
  • Fuel Cell Vehicles


The workshop for Fire Service Training Officers is a Train-the-Trainer Workshop. Firefighters who have attended and successfully completed the workshop will be able to deliver the training to their own department and organization. Maximum 4 members per department. 

The workshop for other first responders is an information session that will provide the essential knowledge required to safely operate at incidents involving alternative fuel vehicles.

To Register

Register online by clicking here and selecting the appropriate workshop date, or contact the JIBC Registration Office.

Free online course Energy safety for First Responders

FortisBC provides awareness programs for first responders to help them stay safe when approaching emergency situations involving natural gas or electricity.

These programs meet the requirements outlined in the British Columbia Fire Service Minimum Training Standards – Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook.

The programs include videos and discussion guides that support facilitators teaching first responders about the basic properties of electricity and natural gas, and how to approach emergency situations safely.

Free online electrical awareness training for First Responders

BC Hydro Public Safety has created a new free online electrical awareness training for First Responders. This training will complement and co-exist with the same training currently provided face to face by the Electrical Energy Training Group.

Important points to note prior to taking the training:

1.       Audio is required to complete the course.

2.       Allow 45 minutes. Please note there is a 15 minute supplemental course for firefighters only.

3.       First time users need to create a new account before taking the course. The log-in page provides a link to set up an account.

4.       This course is for awareness only. It is not a certification course.

5.       We can accommodate approximately 300 users at any one time.

As per the attached flyer please click on the following link to access the awareness training

Exterior Ops - Train The Trainer