Courses by Type

All JIBC course codes changed on July 1, 2015.Learn more

The full list of courses offered by the Fire & Safety Division are available below by type. Click the subject title to view related courses. To view upcoming course dates and prices and to register, click on the course title.

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Emergency Vehicle Operations (Driver-Operator)

Our Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVO) courses are based on the NFPA 1002 Standards for a Driver/Operator professional qualification. The courses are intended for fire fighters who will be, or who are currently driving and operating fire department apparatus.

 Using classroom instruction, demonstration, and hands-on training, these courses strive to equip drivers in a variety of driver/operator skills, including Pumping, Aerial and Mobile Water Supply Apparatus (Tenders).

These courses are offered as standard certified courses (with IFSAC and ProBoard accreditation) and as custom contract courses.

Courses 

Title

Course Code

Days

Emergency Vehicle Driver Training (Fire apparatus Maneuvering)

FIRE-1530

1

Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator

FIRE-1545

5-6

Pumps & Pumping

FIRE-1525

2.5

Tender Operations

FIRE-1520

2.5

Emergency Vehicle Operations - Customized Course: 1 Day*

FIRE-1501

1

Emergency Vehicle Operations - Customized Course: 2 Days*

FIRE-1502 2

* These custom courses offer clients the flexibility to choose EVO topics they would like covered and are scheduled upon request.

Format 

These courses are delivered in a classroom setting with practical exercise components.

Books & Supplies

IFSTA Pumping Apparatus Driver Operator Handbook, Second Edition. Textbooks are available from the JIBC Store

Prerequisites & Registration

Click course name in the above table to view prerequisites, dates, and course prices, or to register online.

Fire Education & Instruction

Certification is available for fire education & instruction. Fire Education and Instruction courses are IFSAC and ProBoard accredited with the exception of Child Passenger Safety Educator II.

FIRE-1206 is a co-requisite with Fire Service Instructor I (FIRE-1201).  Students completing both FIRE-1206 and FIRE-1201 will meet the NFPA  1035 standard. 

Courses 

Title

Course Code

Fire & Life Safety Educator I

FIRE-1206

Strategic Planning – Community Risk Reduction

FIRE-2115

 Fire Service Instructor I

FIRE-1201

 Fire Service Instructor II

FIRE-1202

Format

These courses are offered in a classroom setting. Strategic Planning - Community Risk Reduction is offered online only.

Books & Supplies

FIRE-1206 Fire and Life Safety Educator  
FIRE-2115 Strategic Planning - Community Risk Reduction
Required text:  Fire and Life Safety Educator. 2nd Edition. (1997). International Fire Service Training Association.

Textbooks are available from the JIBC Store.

Prerequisites & Registration

Click course name in the above table to view prerequisites, dates, and course prices, or to register online.

More Information

If you would like to attend a Child Passenger Safety Educator course or find out more information on holding a training in your community, contact:

Marg Deibert 
BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation 
3020 Beta Avenue 
Burnaby, B.C. V5G 4K4 
Toll Free: 1.877.247.5551 
Direct:       604.297.2155 
Cell:          604.785.8105 
Email:       margdeibert@tsf-bcaa.com 

Fire Fighting

 Courses

Title

Course Code

Days

Live Fire Level I

FIRE-1071

2

Live Fire Level II

FIRE-1072

2

Live Fire Level III

FIRE-1173

2

Basic Fire Suppression and Safety

FIRE-1455

2

Rapid Intervention Team

FIRE-1454

2

Fire Operations in the Wildland Urban Interface

FIRE-1456

2

Evaluator Certification Workshop

FIRE-1052

2

* This course is available as a contract course only. 

Format

These courses are delivered in a classroom setting with practical field exercise and exam components.

Prerequisites & Registration

Click course name in the above table to view prerequisites, dates, and course prices, or to register online.

Fire Inspection & Investigation

Certification is available for fire inspection & fire investigation. Fire inspection and investigation courses are IFSAC and ProBoard accredited with the exception of BC Fire Code for the Fire Service.

Courses 

Title

Course Code

BC Fire Code for the Fire Service

FIRE-1265

Fire Inspector I

FIRE-1210

Fire Inspector II

FIRE-1220

Fire Plan Examiner I

FIRE-1250

Fire Investigator – Fire Cause & Origin I

FIRE-1270

Fire Investigator – Fire Cause & Origin II

FIRE-1275

Fire Investigator – Fire Cause & Origin III

FIRE-1280

Format

These courses are offered in a classroom setting. Fire Investigator – Fire Cause & Origin I is also available online.

Books & Supplies

Fire Prevention, Investigation & Fire & Life Safety Education Textbook List

Textbooks are available from the JIBC Store.

Prerequisites & Registration

Click course name in the above table to view prerequisites, dates, and course prices, or to register online.

Fire Service Instructor

Built around NPFA 1041 Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, these courses may be taken as part of our Fire Officer Certificate program, Fire Prevention Officer Certificate program, or as standalone courses. Both courses are accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard.

 These courses are aimed at individuals who want to deliver instruction effectively from a prepared lesson plan, including instructional aids and evaluation instruments, adapt lesson plans to unique requirement of a target audience, organize learning environments, and meet record-keeping requirements.

Individuals may want to enhance their skills in the areas of program management, course development, safety and the Incident Command System and the development and implementation of instruments for the evaluation of subordinate instructors.

Courses

Title

Course Code

Days

Fire Service Instructor I

FIRE-1201

3

Fire Service Instructor II

FIRE-1202

3

Format

These courses are delivered in a classroom setting with practical field exercise components.

Hosting Fire Service Instructor Courses

The Fire & Safety Division allows Fire Service Instructor courses to be hosted by fire departments.

Host departments need to meet certain criteria on providing suitable facilities, course administration and instructor(s). Please review the detailed requirements and host application.

Books & Supplies

Manuals will be supplied prior to the start of the course.

Prerequisites & Registration

Click course name in the above table to view prerequisites, dates, and course prices, or to register online.

Hazardous Materials

These courses deal with the various aspects of dangerous materials training, including:

  • Containment of spills of toxic, flammable, radioactive and other dangerous materials;
  • Hazard Assessment;
  • Personnel safety;
  • the Emergency Response Guide;
  • Placards, Cold Zones, Warm Zones & Hot Zones;
  • Decon, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Terrorism and Environmental Disasters;
  • Personal Protective Equipment, Product Control, and Mass Decontamination;
  • Monitoring and Monitoring Equipment.

Students will apply learned knowledge to manage a simulated incident involving hazardous materials. They will develop action plans that focus on strategic goals and tactical objectives. 

These courses meet the standards set by NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.

Who Should Take These Courses?

Emergency response professionals who may respond to hazardous materials incidents including spills or drug labs.

Some courses are also appropriate for employees of industries who manufacture, transport or store chemicals or other hazardous materials.

Courses

Title

Course Code

Days

Hazardous Materials Emergency Response - Awareness

HZMT-1100

1

Hazardous Materials Emergency Response - Operations

HZMT-1110

4

Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Technician
*Blended classroom and online delivery 

HZMT-1120

5

Rail Tank Car Specialist
(delivered in partnership with CN Rail and the Canadian Railway Association)

HZMT-1130

4.5

Classes are also offered through our Authorized Providers below:

Comox Fire & Rescue is now scheduling the following training dates:

For information or to register, please contact Comox Fire Hall directly: 
Tel: 250.339.2421 or email firehall@comox.ca

Kelowna Fire & Rescue is now scheduling the following training dates:

For information or to register, please contact Kelowna Fire Department directly:
Lou Wilde, Deputy Fire Chief
Tel: 250.469.8769 or email lwilde@kelowna.ca 

Specialized Training and Courses

  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
  • Atmospheric Monitoring
  • Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Spill Control 

Courses only available by request, if available. To schedule and arrange for a contract offering of specialized training or courses, please contact the Coordinator.

Format

The majority of these courses are delivered in a classroom setting with practical field exercise components. There are also courses offered in a blended delivery with both classroom and online components.

Books & Supplies

For required books and supplies, please see specific course descriptions.

Prerequisites & Registration

Click course name in the above table to view prerequisites, dates, and course prices, or to register online.

Incident Management

Managing a fire or emergency incident is all about “Decision Making”. The courses in this program area prepare students for the challenges of Emergency Incident Management.

These courses are relevant to fire fighters in all communities as they will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively and safely manage incidents.

Students will learn: 

  • how to secure the scene,
  • assess a situation,
  • establish an action plan,
  • examine response alternatives,
  • select and implement a response strategy,
  • allocate resources,
  • ensure firefighter and public safety.

Courses

Courses  

Course Code

Days

Emergency Scene Management I

FIRE-1112

5

Emergency Scene Management II

FIRE-1122

4

Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression

FIRE-1186

2

Strategies & Tactics

FIRE-1453

2

Format 

 These courses are delivered in a classroom setting with practical tabletop exercises.

Prerequisites & Registration

Click course name in the above table to view prerequisites, dates, and course prices, or to register online.

Industrial Fire Fighting

These courses are designed to prepare industry fire fighters to respond to emergencies in their workplace. They are suitable for industry fire fighters, and industrial emergency responders.

Courses

Title

Course Code

Days

Industrial Fire Brigade - Incipient

FIRE-1441

5

Industrial Fire Brigade - Advanced Exterior 

FIRE-1442

5

Industrial Fire Brigade - Interior Structural 

FIRE-1443

5

Industrial Fire Brigade Leader
(Equivalent to Emergency Management I - FOCP112)

FIRE-1444

5

Emergency Management I
(Equivalent to Industrial Fire Brigade Leader - FS144)

FIRE-1112

7

Specialized Training and Courses

Building Construction
Industrial Fire Fighter - Introduction 
Refinery Fire Fighting

To schedule and arrange for a contract offering of specialized training or courses, please contact the Coordinator.

Format

These courses are delivered in a classroom setting with practical field exercise components.

Books & Supplies

FIRE-1441, FIRE-1442, FIRE-1443: Jones and Bartlett – Industrial Fire Brigade – Principles and Practices 1st edition.

Textbooks are available from the JIBC Store

Prerequisites & Registration

Click course name in the above table to view prerequisites, dates, and course prices, or to register online.

Marine

The Fire & Safety Division of the JIBC provides Marine Emergency Duties training in partnership with BCIT Marine Campus. In a relationship that has been in place for years, these two schools provide students with the best in emergency marine training.

The courses below have components at both the JIBC and BCIT (except for MED AFF- Advanced Fire Fighting). Registration will direct students as to which days they should be at which campus. 

Courses

Title

 Days at JIBC
(Maple Ridge Campus) 

Days at BCIT
(North Vancouver Campus) 

Registration

Office

MED DVS - Domestic Vessel Safety

2

4

BCIT

MED BST - Basic Safety (Training)

4

4

BCIT

MED BSR - BS, SC, Refresher

2

4

BCIT

MED BSAR - BS, SC, AFF Refresher

2

4

BCIT

MED AFF - Advanced Fire Fighting (FIRE-1410)

5

Course held at the JIBC Maple Ridge campus only

JIBC

Customized Courses

The JIBC is happy to provide clients with training that is designed to meet their specific needs. There are a number of other courses available.  Please contact us if you would like more information on any of the following topic areas:

  • Shipboard Fire Fighting for Land-based Firefighters
  • Marina Fire Fighting
  • Marine Confined Space Awareness
  • Marine Live Fire Refresher Training
  • Extinguisher Training
  • Marine – Ferries – Car Fires

Depending on your needs, the JIBC Fire & Safety training staff may be able to deliver training at your location. Please contact us to inquire.

 

Medical Requirements

The live fire portion of the training places significant physical demands on students.  Students need to evaluate any limitations they may have beforehand, and decide whether or not they’re able to take part in the training.  As a minimum standard, students must provide proof of their current and valid Seafarers Medical certificate to BCIT Registration. For the Advanced Fire Fighting course (MED-AFF), students are required to provide the Registrar at the JIBC with proof of their current and valid Seafarers Medical certificate.

Seafarers Medical 

Please be sure to inform the doctor’s office that your booking is for a Seafarers Medical.  Also find out what fees you will have to pay and if there is anything you are required to fill out in advance.

The Seafarer’s Medical is a basic requirement for anyone working in the marine industry holding any type of certification or rating.  Since most students either already have or will require their Seafarers Medical, and so as to not increase the expense of attending these courses, this certificate is used as the minimum requirement for attending the training.

 

Training Information & Requirements

We look forward to your attendance at the JIBC Fire & Safety campus at 13500, 256th Street, Maple Ridge.  Please be sure to allow for travel time to the JIBC campus as it 55 kms. from the BCIT Marine Campus in North Vancouver.

Tardiness

Transport Canada dictates that any student missing more than one hour of training during the entire program will not be allowed to complete the training.  If you are not going to be on time, please call the JIBC campus immediately at 604-462-1000.

Fitness

Students should take into account that the training they will receive while at the JIBC campus involves wearing standard fire fighting personal protective equipment.  This equipment will add approximately 27 Kg-32Kg (60-70 lbs.) to the person wearing it. Except for the MED-DVS course, the training involves live fire training conditions, which includes wearing an SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus).  During training, students will be expected to be able to drag charged hose lines, rescue simulated victims, work inside structures where vision will be impaired by conditions, as well as attack and fight live fires inside structures with extremely elevated ambient temperatures. 

Hydration during training is a very important requirement and students are strongly encouraged to remain hydrated during and after training.  Please ensure you bring a water bottle for field training exercises.

If a current injury or medical problem will hamper your participation in training, please consider enrolling in the training after a full recovery.  Participation in the field training is essential not only to the learning process, but it is critical for the final evaluation.  Students should note that there are no light duty roles in the training, and full participation must be achieved.

Attire

The classroom is casual or comfortable attire.  You will likely want to have a change of clothes for under your firefighting gear during training, as well as an additional change of clothes for each practical training session.  Note: there are change rooms, showers and lockers provided on site. 

Although it’s unlikely in an actual fire emergency that you’d have time to grab knee pads, by all means feel free to bring them and use them during training.

Food & Food Services

A refrigerator and microwaves are available for your use in the cafeteria.  You are expected to clean up after yourself.  

Embers Café 

Check out the selection of sandwiches, soups and salads that are available at the cafeteria from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, Monday to Friday.  Pre-orders can be arranged by visiting their website at Embers Café (closed on Saturday & Sunday; please also be aware of closures during slow season). 

Beards & Facial Hair

Students attending courses at the JIBC that involve the use of SCBAs (self-contained breathing apparatus) are required to be clean-shaven each morning before the class starts.  The areas that are required to be free of facial hair are across the chin area along the lower jaw line, and up the sides of the face where the sealing area of the mask contacts the face.  Students who sport mustaches are permitted to keep them, provided that they don’t extend down into the sealing area around the chin or lower jaw line.

There is no exception to this requirement as it is a legally binding ruling and can be found in the WorkSafeBC regulations, CSA standards, as well as the Canada Labour Code.  Please see the following links or references:

  • WorkSafeBC regulation on face seal 
  • Canada Occupational Health & Safety  
  • CSA - Canadian Safety Standards - Please see CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z94.4-11
  • NFPA – National Fire Protection Association Please see NFPA 1500: Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health; Chapter 7 Protective Clothing and Protective Equipment
    • 7.1        General
    • 7.13      Using Respiratory Protection

How to Register

For the following courses, contact:

 BCIT - Marine Campus

 

For the following courses, contact:

JIBC - New Westminster Campus

MED DVS - Domestic Vessel Safety
MED BST - Basic Safety (Training)
MED BSR - BS, SC, Refresher
MED BSAR - BS, SC, AFF Refresher

MED AFF - Advanced Fire Fighting (FIRE-1410)

BCIT

265 West Esplanade
North Vancouver, British Columbia
V7M 1A5, Canada

General Enquiries 604-453-4100
Course Information and Registration 604-453-4111
Fax 604-985-2862

 

JIBC

715 McBride Boulevard 
New Westminster, British Columbia
V3L 5T4, Canada

Greater Vancouver  604-528-5590 
Toll-Free, North America only 1-877-528-5591
Fax 604-528-5653

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Tuesday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 
8:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. - 3:45p.m.

Rescue

All courses in this group meet NFPA1006 Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications meeting the training requirements of WorkSafe BC and NFPA 1670.  These courses are for fire fighters, search & rescue members, industrial response teams and people who are a part of a technical rescue team.

Courses

Title

Course Code

Days

Rescuer Basic Skills

RESC-1149

 4

Confined Space Rescue Awareness

RESC-1165

1

Confined Space Rescue Operations

RESC-1166

4

Confined Space Rescue Technician

RESC-1167

4

Technical High Angle Rope Rescue Operations

RESC-1151

4

Technical High Angle Rope Rescue Technician 

RESC-1152

4

Industrial High Angle Rope Rescue

RESC-1155

3

Tower Crane Refresher

RESC-1157

2

Vehicle Rescue Level 1

RESC-1160

2

Vehicle Rescue Level II

RESC-1161

2

Commercial Vehicle Rescue Training

RESC-1162

2

Note: Refresher courses in Confined Space Rescue are available.  

Check out the Technical Rescue Training Flow Chart

Format

These courses are delivered in a classroom setting with practical field exercise components.

Prerequisites & Registration

Click course name in the above table to view prerequisites, dates, and course prices, or to register online.


Last updated July 26, 2017