Students and professionals are taught to address all types of emergency situations, using real-world scenarios and classroom theory to ensure the safety of individuals and communities.


Bringing together Emergency Management, Disaster Planning and Security, the Emergency Management Division develops Canada’s next leaders in public safety by ensuring our graduates have the right skills to succeed in their chosen public safety discipline.

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JIBC emergency management students


The Fire & Safety Division provides education and training to new and experienced firefighters in British Columbia. With foundational and advanced programs designed to exceed industry and provincial training standards, nearly 400 provincial fire departments recognize that our graduates will confidently and professionally respond to complex situations.

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JIBC Fire Students

Search & Rescue

As part of JIBC's Emergency Management Division, Search & Rescue has proven itself by providing registered search and rescue volunteers with the hands-on skills and knowledge to respond, lead and manage during a search and rescue operation throughout BC, across Canada and internationally.

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JIBC Search & Rescue students

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