13500 256th Street
Maple Ridge, BC V4R 1C9
JIBC’s Maple Ridge Campus, located about 58 kilometres east of Vancouver, is designed for the hands-on firefighting practice and training delivered by the Fire & Safety Division.
Among its unique simulation training props is a three-storey concrete burn building that is regularly set ablaze for firefighters to practice in real-life conditions. A ship’s steel superstructure and hold are used for simulating marine and confined space fire fighting, and an 11-car train derailment is used to train firefighters from across Canada to respond to railway disasters, fires, and chemical spills. View photos of the campus.
|Building Hours||Training Hours *|
|Monday - Friday||8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Monday - Friday||6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Mon until 11 pm)|
|Saturday & Sunday||Closed||Saturday & Sunday||6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m|
|Statutory Holidays||Closed||Statutory Holidays||6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
* site may be closed Saturday, Sunday & Statutory Holidays when there are no scheduled courses
Currently, parking is free of charge. Disability designated parking is located near both main entrances to the building.
Food Service Options
Embers Cafe is the onsite food services vendor at the Maple Ridge campus. The cafe is constantly updating their menu and currently offers a selection of over 30 different sandwiches, daily homemade soups, fresh meats (all MSG-free), pastries, and a variety of beverages, with breakfast offered soon. The cafe is open 10:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Customers are asked to pre-order their lunch selection by 9 a.m. on the day of by going to Embers Cafe online ordering.
During the summer, the cafe will be closed from July 1 and will reopen September 11, 2017.
In addition, there are several restaurants a short drive away.
Last updated January 28, 2019