Alternative Fuel Safety Training for First Responders

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Attend these free workshops to know how to operate safely at incidents involving alternative fuel vehicles

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

These workshops are available 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

The workshop for Fire Service Training Officers 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 and organization. Maximum 4 members per department. 

The workshop for other first responders is an information session that will provide the essential knowledge required to safely operate at incidents involving alternative fuel vehicles.

To Register

Register online by clicking the Register Now button below for the appropriate workshop date, or contact the JIBC Registration Office.

Workshop Dates & Locations

Date and Time Location  

November 18, 2017 
(for firefighters)

0830 - 1600 hours

Fort St. John
Hosted by the Fort St. John Fire Department
9312 93 Avenue, 
Fort St., John, BC
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(SEVE-1035)

November 25, 2017 
(for firefighters)

0830 - 1600 hours

West Kootenays
Hosted by Castlegar Fire Rescue
2161 6th Avenue,
Castlegar, BC
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(SEVE-1037)

November 26, 2017 
(for other first responders)

0830 - 1130 hours

West Kootenays
Hosted by Castlegar Fire Rescue
2161 6th Avenue,
Castlegar, BC
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(SEVE-1038)

December 6, 2017
(for firefighters)

0830 - 1600 hours

Lower Mainland
Hosted by West Vancouver Fire Department
760 16th Street,
West Vancouver, BC
 

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SEVE-1059)

February 3, 2018
(for firefighters)

0830 - 1600 hours

Courtenay/Comox area
Hosted by Oyster River Fire Rescue
2241 Catherwood Road,
Black Creek, BC

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(SEVE-1048)

February 4, 2018
(for other first responders)

0830 - 1130 hours

Courtenay/Comox area
Hosted by Oyster River Fire Rescue
2241 Catherwood Road,
Black Creek, BC
 

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SEVE-1049)

February 10, 2018
(for firefighters)

0830 - 1600 hours

Prince George area
Hosted by Ferndale VFD
16315 Giscome Road,
Prince George, BC

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 (SEVE-1039)

February 11, 2018
(for other first responders)

08300 - 1130 hours

Prince George area
Hosted by Ferndale VFD
16315 Giscome Road, 
Prince George, BC

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(SEVE-1040)

February 10, 2018
(for firefighters)

0830 - 1600 hours

Kamloops area
Hosted by Kamloops Fire Department
1205 Summit Drive,
Kamloops, BC

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(SEVE-1041)

February 11, 2018
(for other first responders)

08300 - 1130 hours

Kamloops area
Hosted by Kamloops Fire Department
1205 Summit Drive, 
Kamloops, BC
 

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(SEVE-1042)

February 17, 2018
(for firefighters)

0830 - 1600 hours

Chilliwack/Fraser Valley area
Hosted by Chilliwack Fire Department
45950 Cheam Avenue,
Chilliwack, BC

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(SEVE-1043)

February 18, 2018
(for other first responders)

0830 - 1130 hours

Chilliwack/Fraser Valley area
Hosted by Chilliwack Fire Department
45950 Cheam Avenue,
Chilliwack, BC
 

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(SEVE-1044)

February 17, 2018
(for firefighters)

0830 - 1600 hours

Southern Vancouver Island
Hosted by Central Saanich Fire Department
1512 Keating Cross Road,
Saanich, BC
 

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(SEVE-1050)

February 18, 2018
(for other first responders)

0830 - 1130 hours

Southern Vancouver Island
Hosted by Central Saanich Fire Department
1512 Keating Cross Road,
Saanich, BC

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(SEVE-1051)

February 24, 2018
(for firefighters)

 0830 - 1600 hours

Central Vancouver Island
Hosted by Port Alberni Fire Department
3699 10th Avenue,
Port Alberni, BC

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(SEVE-1052)

February 25, 2018
(for other first responders)

0830 - 1130 hours

Central Vancouver Island
Hosted by Port Alberni Fire Department
3699 10th Avenue, 
Port Alberni, BC
 

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(SEVE-1054)

February 24, 2018
(for firefighters)

 0830 - 1600 hours

Columbia Shuswap area
Hosted by Salmon Arm Fire Department
141 Ross Street NE,
Salmon Arm, BC

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(SEVE-1053)

February 25, 2018
(for other first responders)

0830 - 1130 hours

Columbia Shuswap area
Hosted by Salmon Arm Fire Department
141 Ross Street NE, 
Salmon Arm, BC

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(SEVE-1055)

March 3, 2018
(for firefighters)

0830 - 1600 hours

Sunshine Coast
Hosted by Roberts Creek Fire Department
1302 Roberts Creek Road,
Roberts Creek, BC

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(SEVE-1060)

March 4, 2018
(for other first responders)

0830 - 1130 hours

Sunshine Coast
Hosted by Roberts Creek Fire Department
1302 Roberts Creek Road,
Roberts Creek, BC
 

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SEVE-1061

March 10, 2018
(for firefighters)

 0830 - 1600 hours

Terrace area
Hosted by the Terrace Fire Department
#3-3215 Eby Street, 
Terrace, BC

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(SEVE-1056)

March 11, 2018
(for other first responders)

0830 - 1130 hours

Terrace area
Hosted by the Terrace Fire Department
#3-3215 Eby Street, 
Terrace, BC

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(SEVE-1057)
 

East Kootenays

TBC
 

Last updated November 14, 2017