Many JIBC firefighter courses are designed to meet National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. These courses are accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and the Pro Board Fire Service Professional Qualifications System (Pro Board®).

All JIBC courses are available on a customized contract basis. To discuss your firefighter training options, contact the Fire & Safety Division.

All courses in the Fire Officer Certificate program are accredited to NFPA 1021.

For upcoming course offerings, visit the online Fire Officer Course Calendar.


HZMT-1100 Hazardous Materials Emergency Response - Awareness
HZMT-1110 Hazardous Materials Emergency Response - Operations
HZMT-1120 Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Technician

* Five days on campus


Courses are also offered through our Authorized Providers below:

Comox Fire & Rescue

For information or to register, please contact Comox Fire Hall directly: 
Tel: 250.339.2421 or email

Kelowna Fire & Rescue

For information or to register, please contact Kelowna Fire Department directly:
Lou Wilde, Deputy Fire Chief
Tel: 250.469.8769 or email 

Specialized Training and Courses

  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
  • Atmospheric Monitoring
  • Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Spill Control 

Courses only available by request, if available. To schedule and arrange for a contract offering of specialized training or courses, please contact the Coordinator.


The majority of these courses are delivered in a classroom setting with practical field exercise components. There are also courses offered in a blended delivery with both classroom and online components.

Books & Supplies

For required books and supplies, please see specific course descriptions.

Firefighter Training Courses & Resources

The Fire & Safety Division offers a wide range of courses and resources as it works with various partner agencies and organizations to support the education and training needs of the fire service and industry.

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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