Fire Service & Industry

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We offer extensive training to existing Fire Service personnel. Some of our training can also be delivered to industry on a contract basis - contact us for details.

For a list of courses available to firefighters, please visit our Courses by Type page.

Our programs are designed such that a student can use credits obtained from a certificate program towards a diploma program. Similarly, credits obtained from the diploma program can be used towards our degree program.

Our training includes the following:

Bachelor of Public Safety Administration

Are you a public safety professional who wants to earn a degree in this field?
The Bachelor of Public Safety Administration degree offers inter-professional education to develop strong managers and supervisors in public safety. Learners in the program acquire the theoretical, methodological, and practical competencies needed for career advancement in today‚Äôs inter-disciplinary public safety fields. Students can take the degree, which includes both face-to-face and online learning, part time or full time.

Fire & Safety Studies Diploma

Are you a Fire Service member looking for an academic credential in your field?
This Fire & Safety Studies Diploma will assist you achieve your goals while supporting the goal of community safety. This diploma provides skills for both frontline and organizational leadership. The first 30 credits of this 60 credit program can be completed with either of the certificates below.

Fire Prevention Officer Certificate

Are you responsible for fire prevention, investigation, or public education and want to pursue an academic credential in this field? This 30-credit Fire Prevention Officer Certificate program is the only program of its kind in Canada and is accredited by both IFSAC and ProBoard. This flexible program is designed for adult learners who want to pursue this certification at their own pace.

Fire Officer Certificate

Are you an experienced Fire Officer or a Fire Officer candidate who wants to further your career?
This 30-credit Fire Officer Certificate program is covers the four levels of the NFPA 1021 and focuses on these specific competencies. This practical and interactive program is accredited by both IFSAC and ProBoard.

Exterior Fire Fighter Operations

Are you a Fire Service member looking to receive the essential training and skills you need to serve your community? The Exterior Fire Fighter Operations program is aligned with the B.C. Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook and allows fire departments to demonstrate that their members possess the skills they need. The program provides credit towards NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter I for subjects completed and evaluated.

Fire Fighter Courses

We offer courses of all types to fire departments, including marine, hazardous materials, and incident management. Courses can also be provided on a contact basis.

Last updated January 26, 2017