Fire & Safety Studies Diploma
The Fire & Safety Studies Diploma builds on the learning you have obtained in either the Fire Officer Certificate Program or the Fire Prevention Officer Certificate to assist you in achieving your career goals. If you would like to further your career in the fire service then you recognize the need to obtain higher level academic credentials. This diploma effectively prepares students to assume more senior officer positions.
In addition, students who meet the admission requirements and successfully complete the Fire and Safety Studies Diploma (FSSD) will have earned 60 credits toward the Bachelor of Public Safety Administration and will be eligible to enter into Year 3 of the degree if they choose to continue their studies.
The Fire & Safety Studies Diploma will assist you, as a member of the fire service, achieve your career and educational goals while supporting the broader goal of enhanced community safety.
Students will develop the knowledge and skills to:
- Be effective managers
- Become both organizational and frontline leaders
- Think critically
- Manage human resources in our increasingly diverse society
- Successfully lead organizational projects
The majority of courses in this program area are offered in an online format using Blackboard. There some exceptions if you are completing either the FOCP or the FPOC for your first year. Please see those respective program areas for more details on specific course formats.
There are three ways that you can complete Year 1 of the diploma:
- Complete the 30 credit Fire Officer Certificate Program or;
- Complete the 30 credit Fire Prevention Officer Certificate or;
- Based on other education that you have completed, apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for year one of the diploma. Please contact us if you wish to explore this option.
|Course Title||Course Code||Credits|
|Strategic Planning for Community Risk Reduction||FIRE-2115||3|
|Organizational Behaviour and Managing Change in the Fire Service||FIRE-2120||3|
|Leading Inclusive Cultures in Emergency Services||FIRE-2125||3|
|Strategic Planning for the Fire Service||FIRE-2135||3|
|Introduction to Conflict Analysis and Resolution||CRES-1851||3|
Electives (Choose two of the following to earn six credits)
Cultural Awareness: History and Impact of Colonization
|Fire Inspector II||FIRE-1220||3|
|Building Construction: Issues in Fire Safety||FIRE-2182||3|
|Foundations of Business Continuity Management||ESMS-2340||3|
|Human Behaviour and Social Constructs of Disasters||ESMS-2310||3|
|Critical Infrastructure Protection Systems||ESMS-2450||3|
One 200 level liberal studies course of your choosing.
Books & Supplies
Please review the course outline for your course to determine which books are required. All books are available from the JIBC Store.
- English 12 with a minimum grade of a "C"
- Math 11 with a minimum grade of a "C"
Applicants the must meet all institutional and program specific entry requirements according to the JIBC admissions policy.
The Program Manager of Executive Officer Programs has responsibility for all admission requirements. Other equivalents may be considered upon approval of the Registrar.
Apply online via EducationPlannerBC and submit all the necessary documentation, such as your high school transcript to the JIBC Registration Office by:
Justice Institute of BC Registration Office
715 McBride Boulevard,
New Westminster, BC V3L 5T4
Once your application has been approved, please register for courses directly with the Student Services Centre at 604.528.5590 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recommend that you apply at least two months before you wish to take your first class. Once an applicant is accepted, we suggest registering as far as possible before the classes begin as the number of seats is limited.
Last updated January 12, 2019