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..

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Free Online Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training Open for Registration 

Free Online Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training Open for Registration 

The JIBC Fire & Safety Division is pleased to announce that free, online training, FIRE-1175A Special Topics: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Training for First Responders, is available for online registration. 

This training targets fire service Training Officers to provide all of the course materials and instructional aids to train your department members. 

This training is licensed from the NFPA and available through support from the Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC) for BC and the Fire Chiefs Association of BC (FCABC). 

With the increase of electric and alternative fuel vehicles on the road comes new hazards that need to be understood by those who respond to emergencies involving electric and hybrid electric vehicles. The purpose of this training is to introduce this new technology to emergency responders so that they will be able to perform operations safely and effectively. The training will dispel many of the myths surrounding this technology, and shed light on the vehicle safety features that protect both occupants and responders. 

The first offering of this training starts June 1, 2020. Training Officers can register online. 

This training is also available free of charge to members of the first responder community in Canada through the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) online course. If your department would rather have your members take the training online through self-directed study then they can register for the free NFPA course directly. 

If you have any questions about this free online training, please contact the Fire & Safety Division at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BCFTOA online education resources

Click here to access the BC Fire Training Officers Association's education portal. 

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:

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.

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