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Firefighting at JIBC

The Fire & Safety Division provides education and training to new and experienced firefighters in British Columbia.

With foundational and advanced programs designed to exceed provincial safety standards, fire departments recognize that our graduates will confidently and professionally respond to complex situations.

Discover a career as a Firefighter

PROGRAMS

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Fire Officer


Fire Officer

For experienced firefighters, JIBC’s Fire Officer program delivers the education you need to receive your NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Professional…

Exterior Firefighter Operations


Exterior Firefighter Operations

If you’re a member of the fire service and want to gain the competencies for exterior firefighting with credit towards your NFPA 1001…

Full Service Firefighter Operations


Full Service Firefighter Operations

If you’re a member of a fire service and have completed JIBC's Interior Firefighter Operations program, this program will add credits towards…

Firefighting Technologies (FFTC)


Firefighting Technologies (FFTC)

If you’ve always wanted to be a firefighter and are seeking an academic program known for live-fire training and mentorship, JIBC’s pre…

Fire Prevention Officer


Fire Prevention Officer

For those who work in fire prevention, JIBC’s Fire Prevention Officer program enhances your skillset and advances your career with a recognized…

Interior Firefighter Operations


Interior Firefighter Operations

If you are a member of the fire service and want to gain the competencies for interior firefighting with credit towards your NFPA 1001…

Fire & Safety Studies


Fire & Safety Studies

This academic program builds on the Fire Officer Certificate Program or the Fire Prevention Officer Certificate and prepares you for more senior…

Firefighter Training Resources

The Fire & Safety Division works with various partner agencies and organizations to support the education and training needs of the fire service and industry.

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Course List by NFPA Standard

Find out which JIBC courses are available that meet specific National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards in firefighter training. All courses are available on a customized contract basis.

JIBC's Mobile Live-Fire Training Lab

The JIBC Mobile Live-Fire Training Lab is a unique resource that offers municipal and industrial fire departments throughout B.C. the opportunity to provide essential live-fire training in their own region.

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