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JIBC provides a wide range of online courses and resources to support the education and training needs of fire service.

The Fire & Safety Division offers a wide range of online courses to meet specific training and NFPA certification needs of firefighters. Some courses may have pre-requisites and FIRE-1100 requires enrollment in the Fire Officer Certificate. Courses are open to all members of the fire service including administrative staff. Please click on a course to check for their costs and prerequisites. 

JIBC Emergency Management Division online courses
These courses are open for general enrolment and most are also part of the fully online Emergency Management Certificate program. Please click on a course to check for their costs and prerequisites. 

Training Nights with the FSD 
The JIBC Fire & Safety Division understands the unique situation that fire departments are facing, especially keeping your members engaged in their training. We hope that you enjoy our “Training Night” editions:

 

Training Firefighters Online Quick Tips
The Fire & Safety Division has created an infographic that outlines elements to consider when training firefighters online.

 

JIBC Learning Hub
The JIBC Learning Hub, created by the Centre for Learning, Teaching and Innovation, provides a wide range of resources for creating effective online training.

 

BC Campus
Funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skill & Training, BC Campus supports post-secondary institutions of British Columbia as they adopt, adapt, and evolve their teaching and learning practices to create a better experience for students.

 

Miro
Miro is an online collaborative whiteboarding platform designed to bring teams together, anytime, anywhere

JIBC Library
All members of the BC Fire Training Officers Association (BCFTOA) have access to firefighting resources and videos  provided through the JIBC Library.

 

JIBC HazMat Awareness App
Hazardous Materials for Awareness Level Personnel focuses on recognition of a hazardous emergency, personnel safety, hazard assessment, and the notification of the emergency response team using safe, practical, defensive actions all of which are critical components required when dealing with a hazardous situation. The app is designed to prepare the user for certification at the NFPA 472 (2012) Awareness Level. The app may also be used as a resource for training or review purposes. Download from iTunes

 

JIBC HazMat Awareness iBook
JIBC’s Fire & Safety Division launched its Hazardous Materials Awareness iBook, a free resource downloadable for Apple iPad devices. Designed to be used with JIBC’s Hazardous Materials app, the book covers the competencies required by NFPA 472 (2008) standards for awareness level personnel. Download from iTunes

 

free Emergency Management Resources
My Emergency Management Resources is a free-access portal created and maintained by the JIBC Emergency Management Division. Designed to meet the needs of all communities, agencies and private businesses across Canada.

 

Free Emergency Management Webinars
The Emergency Management Division, in partnership with Emergency Management British Columbia (EMBC), offers free webinars related to emergency management and the effective running of Emergency Operation Centres. The latest webinar and recordings of all past webinars are available on the Emergency Management Webinars page.

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Contribute to the professional development of Fire Service members in B.C., across Canada and internationally

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is the only entity in BC to be dually accredited by both the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (The ProBoard) and the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).

JIBC Evaluators in the Fire & Safety Division serve an integral role in ensuring that Fire Service members who have completed JIBC courses and training have done so to the level required to meet National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and the requirements of our accreditation.

JIBC Evaluators are responsible for:

  • Proctoring written exams
  • Preparing, delivering and evaluating practical skills tests
  • Conduct assignment-based assessments

If you want to contribute to the professional development of Fire Service members in your community, we encourage you to become certified JIBC Evaluators. Visit the JIBC Evaluator webpage for more information.

 

Requirements for New JIBC Evaluators

 

To apply to become a JIBC Evaluator, please save the Evaluator Application Form to your desktop and submit the completed form to evaluator@jibc.ca (or print, fill and fax form to 604.528.5660) and include the following documentation:

  • CV or resume showing proof of a minimum of five (5) years Fire Service experience and Subject Matter Expertise (to at least a level higher than you are applying to evaluate).
  • Proof of NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor I
  • Proof of minimum of three (3) years of instructional experience
  • Letters of support and reference from your fire department.
  • Prior Learning and Experience may be recognized for equivalency.

Certification of prospective JIBC Evaluators will consist of both cognitive and practical components that includes a minimum grade of 75% on a 40-minute multiple choice exam that will be proctored and timed. You may also be required to conduct a practical skills evaluation, which will be overseen and assessed by FSD staff or a proctor specifically approved by the FSD for this purpose.

The multiple choice exam is based on all the content on the JIBC Evaluator Course website. An outline of the content is available here. You will be allowed one re-write if necessary and your grade is above 60% on your first attempt. If you are unsuccessful, in achieving 60% on your first attempt or 75% on your second attempt, you will be required to wait six months before re-taking the course and re-attempting your evaluation(s).

Once you have been granted JIBC evaluator certification, you must conduct a minimum of four (4) 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 (3) years following their initial certification. Note that re-certification only includes cognitive assessment (i.e., there is no practical skills evaluation requirement). However, the FSD intends to periodically audit, train and provide professional development opportunities for all evaluators to continue to hone their skills.

Visit the JIBC Evaluator webpage for more information about the steps to becoming a JIBC Evaluator.

 

Requirements for Current JIBC Evaluators

 

To recertify as an Evaluator, please save the Evaluator Application Form to your desktop and submit the completed form to evaluator@jibc.ca (or print, fill and fax form to 604.528.5660).

If you are currently conducting evaluations on behalf of the FSD, your evaluation will consist of a cognitive assessment only. You will be required to write the same 40-question multiple-choice written exam and score a minimum of 75%. The exam is based on all the content on the JIBC Evaluator Course website. An outline of the content is available here. Your exam will be timed and proctored. 

If required and your grade is above 60% on your first attempt, you will be granted one re-write opportunity. If you are unsuccessful, in achieving 60% on your first attempt or 75% on your second attempt, you will be required to wait six months before re-taking the course and re-attempting your evaluation(s).

While there will be no requirement for you to conduct a proctored, assessed practical skills evaluation, remember that the FSD reserves the right to audit any JIBC evaluations conducted anywhere at any time. The FSD also aims to provide you with meaningful, guided opportunities for you to enhance your evaluative skill set through future workshops and training refreshers.

Once you have been granted JIBC evaluator certification, you must conduct a minimum of four (4) 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.

Evaluators should keep a log or documentation of evaluations performed, as proof may be required for re-certification.

In addition, all JIBC evaluators must re-certify every three (3) years following their initial certification. Note that re-certification only includes cognitive assessment (i.e., there is no practical skills evaluation requirement). However, the FSD intends to periodically audit, train and provide professional development opportunities for all evaluators to continue to hone their skills.

If you have the knowledge and experience to share with other emergency services professionals, we encourage you to apply to join our team

JIBC's Fire & Safety Division is an industry leader with a reputation for delivering high-quality experiential training and education based on researched best practices. To provide the highest level of instruction to our students, the Fire & Safety Division hires expert practitioners and faculty to deliver a wide range of programs and courses.

The Fire & Safety Division (FSD) hires new instructors based on needs for specific areas of the province and within program areas. Instructors will have opportunities to  develop valuable teaching experience and teach within BC as well as other parts of Canada, and internationally.

Duties and responsibilities for instructor positions include:

  • Preparing and presenting classroom lectures;
  • Conducting and evaluating practical demonstrations;
  • Facilitating online course development and instruction;
  • Working collectively with our team of fire service instructors.

If you have the knowledge and experience to share with other emergency services professionals, we encourage you to apply to join our team.

The Fire & Safety Division has opportunities in two areas of instruction: Academic Programs, and Continuing Professional Development.

Academic Program Positions

 

Required Qualifications

Candidates applying for these positions should be considered experts within the area of instruction with a proven record and established reputation in the industry. Candidates must be able to demonstrate the skills and abilities to instruct the curriculum and are required to have credentials equivalent to one level above the content area (ie. for teaching at the Bachelor level, a Master’s degree would be required) or a suitable combination of education and experience. Candidates must also meet the following additional requirements:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of teaching experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal skills, and a desire to share knowledge with others
  • High level of proficiency with using computer software as support tools in delivering instruction, such as Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and experience using web-based learning management systems (ie. Blackboard) for online course instruction
  • Willingness to assume leadership roles
  • Ability to work within a dynamic team in an exciting environment
  • Commitment to a collaborative and innovative approach to education
  • Flexible availability

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Provincial Instructor Diploma, Professional Development Program or higher would be an asset
  • Curriculum development experience
  • Ability to perform or interest in applied research
  • Knowledge of and experience using technology-based simulations

 

Continuing Professional Development Positions

 

Required Qualifications

Candidates applying for these positions will have an established reputation and proven record in the emergency service industry, including  the skills and abilities necessary to instruct the curriculum. Candidates are required to have recognised training/education credentials equivalent to one level above the content area.  A suitable combination of education and experience may be considered. Candidates must also meet the following additional requirements:

  • NFPA 1001 Level 1 & 2 (Full Service Level)
  • Fire Service Instructor I (FSI 1), or equivalent
  • High level of proficiency with using computer software as support tools in delivering instruction, such as Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and the internet
  • Willingness to assume leadership roles
  • Ability to work within a dynamic team in an exciting environment
  • Commitment to a collaborative and innovative approach to education
  • Flexible availability
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of teaching experience, preferably with supervisory experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal skills, and a desire to share knowledge with others

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Provincial Instructor Diploma or Professional Development Program would be an asset
  • Curriculum development experience
  • Knowledge of and experience using technology-based simulations
  • Incident Safety Officer

 

Instructor Recruitment Process

 

Please take time to view the application/hiring process to become a new JIBC Fire & Safety Division instructor:

Submit Documents

  • Letter of Application – Each candidate must submit a letter of application to the Coordinator/Program Manager of the discipline they are interested in instructing.
  • Resume – Each candidate will also submit a current resume detailing content area education and experience and relevant teaching experience

Interview

Once the Coordinator/Program Manager has reviewed the submitted documents, they will arrange an interview with successful candidates. This interview will give the candidate the opportunity to discuss:

  • Background and experience
  • JIBC’s instructor expectations
  • Instructor expectations of the JIBC

References

After the interview process is completed, each candidate will be required to submit two references that can speak to the applicant’s content knowledge and instructional experience. Each reference will be contacted by the Coordinator/Program Manager (by phone or in person) to provide a reference to support the application.

At this time, the Coordinator/Program Manager may also seek feedback from others within the industry who may know the candidate.

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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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