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Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training for First Responders

Prince George & Kamloops
February 10, 2018 - February 11, 2018 SAT: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - SUN: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The JIBC Fire & Safety Division is delivering free workshops to help 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.

Registration is open 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

Day 1 (Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) is for Fire Service members and 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. Maximum of 4 members per department.

Day 2 (Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) is for other first responders and is an information session.

To Register

Click the 'Register Now' buttons below to register online or contact the JIBC Registration Office.

Firefighter Train-the-Trainer Workshop: 

February 10, 2017
(for firefighters)

0830 - 1600 hours

Prince George area
Hosted by Ferndale VFD
16315 Giscome Rd, 
Prince George, BC
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 (SEVE-1039)

Kamloops area
Hosted by Kamloops Fire Department
1205 Summit Drive, 
Kamloops, BC
 
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(SEVE-1041)

First Responder Information Session: 

February 11, 2017
(for other first
responders)

08300 - 1130 hours

Prince George area
Hosted by Ferndale VFD
16315 Giscome Rd, 
Prince George, BC
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(SEVE-1040)
  Kamloops area
Hosted by Kamloops Fire Department
1205 Summit Drive, 
Kamloops, BC
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(SEVE-1042)

 

Questions?

Contact Eric Grootendorst, Instructor/Coordinator, Technical Rescue and Alternative Fuel Vehicles, egrootendorst@jibc.ca

For details of other upcoming Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training Workshops being held across the province in 2017 and 2018, please visit the workshop webpage at jibc.ca/AltFuelWorkshops.

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Last updated October 19, 2017