Playbook Transition Updates

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Here you will find the latest information about the Fire & Safety Division’s transition of its vocational firefighter training programs to the requirements established in the Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook (“Playbook”).

Latest Playbook Updates:

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Reminder: Final Deadlines for Completion of Fire Fighter I and BC Fire Fighter I/II Programs

06.23.17 - The JIBC Fire & Safety Division (FSD) sent a notification in February 2017 identifying June 30, 2017 as the end date for the BC Fire Fighter I and BC Fire Fighter I/II programs in connection to the transition to the new Interior Fire Fighter Operations and Full Service Fire Fighter Operations programs. Please read the memo sent out June 23 as a final reminder to all Fire Departments that members currently completing BC Fire Fighter I or BC Fire Fighter I/II programs have until June 30, 2017 to complete modules in these programs before transitioning to the relevant Playbook-aligned programs.

Interior & Full Service Fire Fighter Operations Programs Launched

02.27.17 - The Fire & Safety Division is pleased to announce that the Interior Fire Fighter Operations and Full Service Fire Fighter Operations programs have now received JIBC Program Council approval. Both programs are now scheduled to launch on February 28th.

These programs complete FSD’s update of its vocational fire fighter training programs to align with the B.C. Fire Service Minimum Training Standards outlined in the Structural Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook.

Please read the memo sent out February 27, 2017 for further details.

Playbook Training Officer Workshops in 2017

The JIBC Fire & Safety Division (FSD) is proud to partner with the First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS) to host and deliver Playbook Orientation & Training Workshops throughout B.C. The memo sent out to fire departments about these workshops is available here.

These free, two-day weekend workshops will provide Fire Department Staff with an overview and working knowledge of the program and administration content of the new Exterior, Interior & Full Service Fire fighter Programs.  As well, the workshop’s second day will include the facilitation of an Evaluator’s Workshop:

  • Day 1 - Saturday - Playbook Training Officer Orientation Workshop
  • Day 2 - Sunday - Evaluator Workshop (Pre-requisites required for certification. It is highly recommended that participants review all the JIBC Evaluator Course content prior to attending the workshop. An outline of the content is available here.)
  • You can participate in one or both days
  • Please bring a laptop or tablet device (iPad, etc.) to each interactive workshop.

Dates & B.C. Locations:

DateAddress

February 11 - 12

0830 - 1600hrs

Chilliwack Fire Dept.
Chilliwack City Hall
8550 Young Rd.,
Chilliwack, BC

Squamish Fire & Rescue
#1 Hall - Training Site
37890 Clark Dr.,
Squamish, BC 

February 18 - 19

0830 - 1600hrs

Lake Cowichan Fire Dept.
3 N. Shore Dr.,
Lake Cowichan, BC

Campbell River Fire Dept.
Maritime Heritage Centre
621 Island Highway,
Campbell River., BC 

February 25 - 26

0830 - 1600hrs

Penticton Fire Dept.
#1 Hall - 250 Nanaimo Ave. W.,
Penticton, BC 

March 4 - 5

0830 - 1600hrs

Terrace Fire Dept.
#3 3215 Eby St.,
Terrace, BC

March 18 - 19

0830 - 1600hrs

Haida Gwaii
911 Highway 16,
Skidegate, BC 

Fort St. John
9312 - 93 Avenue,
Fort St. John, BC V1J 6T4 

March 25 - 26

0830 - 1600hrs

Williams Lake Fire Dept.
#1 Hall - 230 Hodgson Rd., 
Williams Lake, BC 
 

April 8 - 9

0830 - 1600hrs

Trail 
Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue
Station 2 Warfield 
555 Schofield Hwy
Warfield, BC 

April 22 - 23

0830 - 1600hrs

Prince George Region
8535 Pooley Road,
Prince George, BC
 

Cranbrook 
Days Inn Cranbrook Hotel
600 Cranbrook St North

All workshops will be presented and facilitated at an easily accessible meeting room in the above regional areas. Specific locations to be determined by January 2017.

To confirm your seat for these workshops, please send an email with the subject line “PLAYBOOK TRAINING OFFICER WORKSHOPS” to fire@jibc.ca with the following information (cut & paste the info below):

  • Name of Fire Department
  • Names of participants
  • JIBC Student Number and/or Date of Birth of participants
  • Which day (Sat , Sun or both)
  • Location & Date of Workshop

If you have any questions regarding these workshops, please send an email to dwallack@jibc.ca.

Transfer Credit from the Basic Fire Fighting Certificate

An outline is available illustrating the changes from the Basic Fire Fighting Certificate to the Exterior Fire Fighter Operations program.

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

A document is available that outlines the eligible transfer credit Fire Service members will receive for each Topic completed in the Basic Fire Fighting Certificate Program.

Credit will be given for corresponding Modules in either FIRE-1053 Exterior Fire Fighter Knowledge and/or FIRE-1054 Exterior Fire Fighter Skills.

Evaluator Selection Criteria

All Evaluators must be approved by JIBC Fire & Safety Division Coordinators, and all Evaluators must apply in their subject matter of expertise prior to an Evaluation Request.

Only current, active JIBC certified Evaluators will be able to give accredited skills evaluations.

In order to be a current, active evaluator you must conduct a minimum of four documented FSD student Evaluations per year.

Qualifying evaluations include the conducting of skills-based assessments and/or the marking of assignments for face-to-face, blended or online courses.

In addition, all JIBC evaluators must re-certify every three years following their initial certification.

The FSD reserves the right to periodically audit, train and provide professional development opportunities for all evaluators to continue to upgrade their skills.

Skills Evaluation Access:

  • Skills Evaluations are sent directly to approved Evaluators.
  • Students do not have access to the selected Skills Evaluations prior to the established Evaluations date(s).
  • If the date for the Evaluation has to be changed, the Evaluator must notify the Fire & Safety Division by emailing the specific program vocationalfftc@jibc.ca.

Exterior Fire Fighter Operations Program launched

09.30.16 - The Fire & Safety Division has launched the new Exterior Fire Fighter Operations Program, which is designed to provide essential skills for firefighters in alignment with the standards set in the B.C. Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook. Please visit the Exterior Fire Fighter Operations Program webpage for all the details.

Training Officer workshops

09.12.16 - JIBC’s Training Officer Orientation & Training Workshop will be scheduled throughout B.C. This workshop will provide Training Officers with an overview of program content and administration of each program. The Fire & Safety Division is in the process of scheduling these workshops. If your department is interested in hosting a workshop, please contact the Fire & Safety Division at vocationalfftc@jibc.ca

Exterior Fire Fighter Operations program costs

09.12.16 - The Exterior Fire Fighter Operations program consists of four courses:

Course

Title

FIRE-1053

Exterior Fire Fighter Knowledge

FIRE-1054

Exterior Fire Fighter Skills

HZMT-1100

Hazardous Materials Emergency Response – Awareness Level

EMRG-1200

Incident Command System Level 100

Please contact the Fire & Safety Division at fire@jibc.ca for program cost information. 

Exterior Fire Fighter Operations registration start

09.07.16 - Exterior Fire Fighter Operations will be available for registration by September 30, 2016. We expect Interior Fire Fighter Operations and Full Service Fire Fighter Operations to be available for registration later in the Fall 2016 semester.

Team Leader & Risk Management Officer training requirements

08.15.16 - Completion of the following JIBC courses will meet or exceed the requirements within the Playbook for the various levels:

Team Leader (Exterior and Interior)*

  • EMRG-1200 & EMRG-1220 Incident Command System 100 and 200 (Incident Command competencies)
  • FIRE-1112 Emergency Scene Management I (Fireground accountability, pre-incident planning, size-up and action planning)

*   To be eligible to become a Team Leader (Exterior and/or Interior), it is a prerequisite that firefighters complete Exterior Fire Fighter Operations and/or Interior Fire Fighter Operations.

Risk Management Officer

  • FIRE-1186 Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression
  • Other courses listed as a requirement is offered through FCABC/LGMA and CAFC

For the Company Officer level, all of the job performance requirements would be met by completing JIBC Fire Officer I. Firefighters/students that complete all of the courses within Fire Officer I and meet the certification requirements, FIRE-1201 Fire Service Instructor I (or are certified to NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor I) and have met the job performance requirements of NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II, will receive certification to NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I with IFSAC and Pro Board seals. 

Formal approval of Exterior Fire Fighter Operations

07.14.16 - The Fire & Safety Division has received JIBC Program Council approval of the new Exterior Fire Fighter Operations program. It is currently finalizing the program matrix outlining the requirements for students currently enrolled in the Basic Fire Fighting Certificate to transition to the Exterior Fire Fighter Operations program.

Suspension of pre-Playbook vocational program applications

07.01.16 - The Fire & Safety Division has suspended new applications to the Basic Fire Fighting Certificate and the Fire Fighter I & II programs. All applications after July 1, 2016 will be made for the incoming Exterior Fire Fighter Operations program.


Last updated November 15, 2017