Interior Fire Fighter Operations

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Replacing Fire Fighter I, the Interior Fire Fighter Operations program provides Fire Service members with the knowledge and skills to perform interior fire suppression activities in alignment with the standards set in the B.C. Structural Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook

Interior Fire Fighter Operations replaces the BC Fire Fighter I program and provides all British Columbia Fire Department members with the knowledge and skills to perform interior fire suppression activities.

Individuals in the program must successfully complete the applicable written examinations and practical evaluations administered by the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) Fire & Safety Division for the courses based on the NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter I Professional Qualifications Standard that exceeds the minimum firefighting training standard outlined in the B.C. Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook.

Courses are delivered though an in-house training model. Upon completion of the program, the fire fighter is awarded a Certificate of Achievement.

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New Fire Fighter Program Matrix

Vocational FFTC Program Infographic

Download the infographic that outlines the components of the new vocational Fire Fighter Technologies Certificate program in alignment with the minimum fire fighter training standards set in the B.C. Structural Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook.

Course List

The prerequisite for admission into the Interior Fire Fighter Operations Program is completion of the Exterior Fire Fighter Operations Program.

The Interior Fire Fighter Operations program includes courses in the Exterior Fire Fighter Operations Program and the following three courses:

Course Title 

Course Code 

Interior Fire Fighter Knowledge 


Interior Fire Fighter Skills 


Live Fire I


To achieve NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter I certification with ProBoard and IFSAC seals, Interior Fire Fighter Operations students must successfully meet the requirements of NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Operations (Core and PPE/Product Control Mission Specific). This is available by completing Hazardous Materials Emergency Response - Operations Level (HZMT-1110), which is a required course in the Full Service Fire Fighter Operations Program. 

Program Cost

Please contact the Fire & Safety Division at for program cost information. 

Program Application Process

This program is open to Fire Service personnel only. Prerequisites are based on fire department criteria, and students must be registered by their Training Officer or department designate. Please note the following: An application fee of $75 will be charged per student for the level of service training you request (Exterior, Interior or Full Service). If a student is already registered into the Basic, FFI  or FFI & II, this fee will be waived. If a student has already been registered into the Exterior Fire Fighter Opereations program with the intent to train to the Interior and/or Full Service then there is no additional Program fee. 

STEP 2: 
If you need to submit your completed Program Application Form, please do so to the JIBC Admissions Office via: 


Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC
V3L 5T4


Please allow 2-3 business days for processing.

You will receive a confirmation email from the JIBC Admissions Office regarding your application.

Withdrawal Policy: Non-refundable and non-transferable

STEP 3: 

Once you have submitted your Program Application Form, you can register for your courses. To register for courses, complete the Course Registration Form and submit it to

(If you don’t have a JIBC number for your students, you can still submit the form making sure that you have filled in the DOB field).  

Please allow up to 14 business days to complete the course registration process.

Withdrawal Policy: From the date of a course registration form received there will be a $50 non-refundable administrative fee per student. From the date the student and/or the Training Assistant information is emailed the course fees are non-refundable. Registration/Course fees are non-transferable.

Upon successful registration, Training Officers and firefighting students will receive an email with directions on how to access their courses. Once registered into FIRE-1055 and/or FIRE-1056, students will have 12 months to complete the course.

Course registration requests received:

  • Between the 1st and  the 15th of the month, the course start date will be the 1st of the following month.
  • Between the 16th and the last day of the month, the course start date will be the 15th of the following month.

If you have any questions, please email

When a student has completed all quizzes in FIRE-1055,  they are ready to take the final theory exam. Please go to Final Theory Examinations below.

Online Final Theory Examination

Online Final Theory Examinations must be requested for each student by the department Training Officer (or department designate) and must be proctored. Students must be registered in the course before Training Officers can request the exams. Students must have successfully completed all two FIRE-1055 Knowledge quizzes before requesting the final exam.

Quiz 1 is made up of Module 1 and Module 2.
Quiz 2 is made up of Module 3 and Module 4. 

Students must achieve a minimum passing grade of 60% on all quizzes and the final theory exam,

Complete and submit the Knowledge Final Exam Request Form

Practical Skills Evaluations

Skills Evaluation requests are only available to students currently registred in FIRE-1056.

Stills Evaluations must be requested for each student by the department Training Officer (or department designate) and must be evaluated by a JIBC-certified Evaluator. 

Each student will be required to successfully complete a selection of mandatory and randomly selected skills.

  • Skills Evaluation 1 - Module 1
  • Skills Evaluation 2 - Module 2
  • Skills Evaluation 3 - Module 3

Students must achieve a minimum passing grade of 75%.

Complete and submit the Practical Skills Registration Form.

Transfer Credit from Fire Fighter I

Fire Service members who have completed the written test and/or practical skill evaulations for specific topics in Fire Fighter I are eligible for transfer credit into the new Interior Fire Fighter Operations program. 

A document is available that outlines the eligible transfer credit Fire Service members will receive for each Topic completed in Fire Fighter I.

Program Completion Certificate

Please note JIBC Certificates of Completion for Fire & Safety Division (FSD) programs are printed and mailed out to graduates on a quarterly basis. Certificates are produced in January, April, July, and October for students who have completed the program in the relevant preceding three-month period. If you do not receive your certificate, please contact FSD at

JIBC Playbook Updates

Please visit the Playbook Transition Updates webpage for information relating to the Fire & Safety Division's transition  to the requirements established in the Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook (“Playbook”).

A PDF document is available that provides an overview of the new Playbook-aligned JIBC vocational firefighter programs.

Last updated January 9, 2018