A valuable training resource

The JIBC Mobile Live-Fire Training Lab is a unique resource that offers municipal and industrial fire services throughout B.C. the opportunity to provide essential live-fire training in their own region. It can be transported throughout the province and be used for a wide range of live-fire, rescue, and other first responder training scenarios to help your department/organization meet your customized training needs.

This 50-foot, self-contained semi-trailer unit includes a number of unique features such as:

  • An on board generator, propane supply, and breathing air supply
  • Training props inside the unit including a single bed, couch, stove and waste paper basket to provide realistic situational interior structural fire training
  • Confined space, forcible entry, breaching wall panels, standpipe and sprinkler props
  • Portion of the unit has an expandable roof to provide a 13-foot, two-storey training area
  • Exterior props to simulate flammable liquid fires, pressurized gas cylinder fires, and small flammable liquid pan fires.

The Mobile Live-Fire Training Lab provides various benefits to local municipal fire departments outside the Lower Mainland of B.C.:

  • An instructor and technician to operate the unit are included
  • Firefighters can train with their own equipment
  • Firefighters remain in the community to continue to provide fire protection while obtaining their training
  • Cost of transporting the unit is lower than paying for travel and hotel to send firefighters out of region
  • Volunteer firefighters do not have to take time away from work to obtain their training

The Mobile Live-Fire Training Lab provides various benefits to local industrial fire departments outside the Lower Mainland of B.C.:

  • An instructor and technician to operate the unit are included
  • Industrial firefighters can train in their own facility with their own equipment
  • Company does not have to pay for cost of travel or overtime for sending their firefighters out of region
  • Firefighters remain in the region to continue to provide fire protection while obtaining their training
  • Training can be tailored to meet the needs of the company while also maintaining certification requirements
  • Training times can be customized to accommodate staff work schedules. For example, five-day courses can be compressed to four days for companies with a four-on, four-off work schedule.

The Mobile Live-Fire Training Lab can be used for customized contract training to meet your department or organization's needs, including JIBC courses that meet NFPA standards. The list of courses that can employ the Mobile Live-Fire Training Lab include:

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.

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Courses 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.

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