Training

Fire Officer 1 Bootcamp - Jun 6, 2023 ‐ Jun 17, 2023 / 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The JIBC New Westminster is excited to bring back a face-to-face Fire Officer 1 Bootcamp.

Jun 6, 2023 ‐ Jun 17, 2023 / 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
 
Click here for details.

Engine Boss Course - June 3, 2023

Engine Boss Course - June 3, 2023

Grand Forks Fire and Rescue is looking for people interested in taking Engine Boss training. 


There will be limited spots for those who do not have apparatus as Grand Forks will be supplying up to 4 units to train with.

Interested parties in the Engine Boss Training can contact  James Runciman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LIVESTOCK EMERGENCY RESPONSE COURSE - May 6 & 7 2023

LERC (Livestock Emergency Response course) training, will be in Grand Forks May 6&7 2023 cost of course is free and will be held in cooperation between Grand Forks Fire Rescue, Horse Council BC and Boundary Horse Association. Interested parties can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information and registration.

 

Click on the 'attachments' tab and download the attachment for additional details

 

Wildire Resilency and Training Summit May 10 – 14, 2023  |  Vancouver and North Vancouver, BC

 
Location:  Sheraton Vancoiuver Wall Centre
 

About the Summit

For information on the agenda, course offerings, pricing and descriptions, please visit here.

On May 10-14, 2023, join us for the Wildfire Resiliency and Training Summit; an important five-day gathering formally known independently as the FireSmart BC Conference and the WUI Symposium. Our week-long focus on community wildfire resiliency and wildland urban interface training will kick off with a three-day in person conference at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, where we will listen to captivating speakers who are leaders in wildfire resiliency. We will also share best practices as well as our collective experience and insights through informative workshops, and expert panels. This will be followed by two days of training exercises in North Vancouver for BC’s firefighting professionals.

Our theme for this year’s event is Partners in Progress, which recognizes that collaboration and partnerships are critical for keeping BC communities safe and building fire resiliency. We look forward to celebrating our existing partnerships and creating new ones through valuable networking opportunities. The event will include a full day devoted to bringing BC’s firefighters and FireSmart community together on May 12.

Formal invitations and registration details will be distributed in early 2023.

JIBC EMRG 1121: Hazard, Risk, and Vulnerability Analyses (HRVA)

Using a selection of tools, this course guides learners through the process of identifying hazards, evaluating risks, assessing vulnerabilities and resilience, and assessing the impacts of potential disasters on communities and organizations. This course also discusses hazard mitigation, resilience plans, community engagement, and continuous improvement. 

Course Dates: Saturday, April 29 and Sunday April 30 (full days)
Cost: $350.00 (includes two lunches)
Location: Penticton Fire Department, 285 Dawson Ave, Penticton, BC

There are 24 spots available in this course, https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.fpoa.bc.ca/conference-2023/&source=gmail&ust=1675366376796000&usg=AOvVaw1kALISVdxqVcyVmatHBi8n">click here to secure your spot and make payment. Email registration form back to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There is a second pre-conference course in the works, with information soon to follow. This course will be outside of the JIBC Fire Prevention Officers curriculum.

Swift Water Hazard Awareness Training

Emergency Management BC has retained the services of Rescue Canada to provide online flood and swift-water hazard awareness training at no cost to you.
 

The attached (go to attachment tab) includes agency keys and the necessary log in information and remains valid until Sept 19, 2023

JIBC - Resuming new course registrations for Exterior, Interior and Full Service firefighter courses

Resuming new course registrations for Exterior, Interior and Full Service firefighter courses

The JIBC Fire & Safety Division (FSD) is resuming new course registrations in its Exterior, Interior, and Full Service Fire Fighter Operations courses after completing a number of updates.

The course updates included:

  • Updating course materials to align with the 2019 edition of the NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualification, and the latest B.C. Fire Service Minimum TrainingStandards;
  • Upgrading course content to the fourth edition of the Jones & BartlettFundamentals of Fire Fighter Skillstextbook;
  • Streamlining the course registration form.

Due to these updates, course content may look different with necessary adjustments to course topics aligned with the latest standards and textbook.

Students who started a course from July 2020 onwards who have yet to complete their course will continue to have access. They will, however, need to receive a new textbook code, which will be provided by FSD once they are received from Jones & Bartlett.

Thank you for your patience and support as we work to continually improve our programming to meet the training needs of the fire service in B.C.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ERAC: LPG Firefighting Training

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

FortisBC: 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.

https://www.fortisbc.com/Safety/FirstRespondersSafety/Pages/default.aspx

BC Hydro: 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 noted in the attached flyer, click on the following link to access the awareness training http://bchydropublicsafety.udutu.ca/