BWFD Work Experience Program Recruitment
The Big White Fire Department is now accepting applications for the 2018/2019 Resident Firefighter Work Experience Program. This program is entering into its seventeenth year and has gained recognition across Canada as a premiere training program for aspiring firefighters. This 11 month program which is scheduled to start May 28, 2018, has an 80% success rate of graduates being hired into career positions.
Applications will be accepted: January 1 – February 28, 2018, 1630hrs PST.
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: https://erac.org/en/training-events/training/lpg-firefighting-training
2017-2018 JIBC Fire Fighting Course Schedule
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.
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