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JIBC firefighter training

Is this program right for you?

Be the one advancing your firefighting career. If you are a member of the fire service and require the essential skills and competencies to be an Interior Operations Level Firefighter, then this program is for you.

A Standards-based Program

Complete a program aligned with the British Columbia Fire Service Minimum Training Standards for interior firefighting set by the BC Office of the Fire Commissioner.

Credit to NFPA Certification

Gain credit toward NFPA 1001 Firefighter I certification for subjects completed and evaluated.

This program is available to members of the fire service who require the skills and knowledge to meet the British Columbia Fire Service Minimum Training Standards set by the BC Office of the Fire Commissioner.

Program Strengths

This program provides fire service members with the knowledge and skills to perform interior fire suppression activities.

The program allows departments to demonstrate that their firefighters possess the firefighting skills they need, and exceed the British Columbia Fire Service Minimum Training Standards set by the BC Office of the Fire Commissioner.

Subjects 

  • Firefighter Safety & Survival  
  • Personal Protection  
  • Equipment & Self Contained Breathing Apparatus  
  • Rope and Knots  
  • Ladders  
  • Ventilation  
  • Water Supplies
  • Firefighter Survival 
  • Search and Rescue 
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Behaviour  
  • Forcible Entry  
  • Fire Suppression for Class A Fires & Vehicle Fires
  • Gas and Electrical Safety
  • Incident Command System
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness
  • Salvage and Overhaul and Loss Control 
  • Class A, Vehicle and Ground Cover 
  • Interior Attack. 

 

What You Need to Graduate

This program consists of seven courses. They are a mix of online and hands-on, classroom courses. 

Students have 12 months to complete a course from the date of registration.

Students have up to two years (24 months) to complete all the courses in the program to receive a Certificate of Completion.

 

Program Format

Courses are online and in-person (in-person), at a JIBC campus or designated firefighter training facility in the community.

 

Upcoming Intakes

There are no specific application deadlines or set start dates. Fire department training officers can submit program applications for their members at any time. 

 

Exams & Evaluations

 

Online Final Theory Examination

Online final theory examinations must be requested for each student by the department training officer (or department designate) and must be proctored. Students must be registered in the course before training officers can request the exams.

Students must have successfully completed all two FIRE-1055 Knowledge Quizzes before requesting to take the final exam.

  • Quiz 1 is made up of Module 1 and Module 2.
  • Quiz 2 is made up of Module 3 and Module 4. 

Students must achieve a minimum passing grade of 60% on all quizzes and the final theory exam.

Fire departments can register their members by submitting the group knowledge final exam request form for fire departments. 

Individuals (general public/industry/non-fire department staff) can register via the knowledge final exam request form for individuals.

 

Practical Skills Evaluations

Skills evaluation requests are only available to students currently registered in FIRE-1056.

Skills evaluations must be requested for each student by the department training officer (or department designate) and must be evaluated by a JIBC-certified evaluator. 

Each student will be required to complete a selection of mandatory and randomly selected skills successfully.

  • Skills Evaluation 1 - Module 1
  • Skills Evaluation 2 - Module 2
  • Skills Evaluation 3 - Module 3

Students must achieve a minimum passing grade of 75%.

Complete and submit the practical skills registration form.

 

Tuition

Contact the Fire & Safety Division for specific tuition and fees information. 

 

Textbooks & Supplies

Course manuals are supplied when you attend class. If additional books or other materials are required, you will be advised of the details after you are accepted into the program.

 

STEP 1 - Determine Eligibility

This program is open to fire service personnel only. Prerequisites are based on fire department criteria. Students must be registered by their training officer or department designate.

An application fee of $75 will be charged per student for the level of service training you request (Exterior, Interior or Full Service).

If a student is already registered into the Basic, FFI or FFI & II, this fee will be waived.

If a student has already been registered into the Exterior Firefighter Operations program with the intent to train to the Interior and/or Full Service, then there is no additional program fee. 

 

STEP 2 - Submit Your Completed Program Application Form

Complete the program application form and submit it to the Admissions Office:

Mail
Admissions
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC V3L 5T4

Fax
604.528.5653

Please allow two to three business days for processing.

You will receive a confirmation email from the Admissions Office regarding your application.

Withdrawal Policy: Non-refundable and non-transferable

 

STEP 3 - Register for Courses 

After submitting your program application form, you can register for your courses by completing the course registration form and submitting it to vocationalfftc@jibc.ca.

If you don’t have a JIBC number for your students, you can still submit the form making sure that you have filled in the DOB field.  

Allow up to 14 business days to complete the course registration process.

 

Important Dates

Fire department training officers can submit program applications for their members at any time.  

There are no specific application deadlines or set start dates. 

 

Admission Requirements

Prerequisite: JIBC Exterior Firefighter Operations.

 

Required Documents

Training officers must submit their members' Program Application Form to the Admissions Office with a $75 application fee per student. 

 

International Applicants

International applicants are encouraged to contact JIBC's Office of International Affairs

 

Q: How long do I have to complete a course?
A: Students have 12 months to complete a course from the date of registration.

 

Q: HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM?
A: Students have up to two years (24 months) to complete all the courses in the Interior Firefighter Operations program to receive a Certificate of Completion.

 

Q: What is the Withdrawal Policy for this program? 
A: There is a $50 non-refundable administrative fee per student from the date of a course registration form is received. The course fees are non-refundable from the date the student and/or the Training Assistant information is emailed. Registration/Course fees are non-transferable.

Upon successful registration, training officers and firefighting students will receive an email with directions on how to access their courses. Once registered into FIRE-1055 and/or FIRE-1056, students will have 12 months to complete the course.

 

Q: What are the start dates?
A: For course registration requests received between the 1st and the 15th of the month, the course start date will be the 1st of the following month.

For course registration requests received between the 16th and the last day of the month, the course start date will be the 15th of the following month.

 

Q: Who do I contact with questions?
A: If you have any questions, please email vocationalfftc@jibc.ca.

 

Q: When are the Program Completion Certificates issued?
A: JIBC Certificates of Completion for Fire & Safety Division (FSD) programs are printed and mailed out to graduates on a quarterly basis. Certificates are produced in January, April, July and October for students who have completed the program in the relevant preceding three-month period. If you do not receive your certificate, contact FSD at fire@jibc.ca.

 

Firefighter Training Courses & Resources

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JIBC students standing by a fire

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