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Hands-on Firefighting Workshop for Women

District of North Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services Training Centre (900 St. Denis Avenue, North Vancouver)
April 25, 2020 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. / 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Curious about a career in the Fire Service? Discover first-hand what it takes at a hands-on firefighting workshop for women and persons that identify as female, including transgender individuals.


Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience along with important information needed to pursue an exciting career as a firefighter!

Participants will be introduced to some of the essential skills needed to become a firefighter from career female firefighters and their colleagues serving in one of the three fire departments serving on the North Shore. Participants will also be able to speak with a JIBC Fire & Safety Division representative to discover what it takes to enroll in Canada's premiere firefighter training school. 

Morning (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.) and afternoon (1 p.m. - 5 p.m.) sessions are scheduled.

Minimum age to participate is 19. Cost $25. As the workshop will involve strenuous physical activity, participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottle and dress in appropriate active wear.


Register early. Don't miss this opportunity to speak with and learn from female firefighters and their colleagues serving in North Vancouver District Fire Department (NVDFD), North Vancouver City Fire Department, and West Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services at this workshop coordinated by the three North Shore fire departments and the JIBC Fire & Safety Division.


All participants are required to sign and complete a JIBC Waiver Form and a NVDFD Waiver Form prior to participating in the workshop. Please bring a hard copy the morning of the workshop or email it to fire@jibc.ca with "Firefighting Workshop Waiver Form" in the subject line.

For details about JIBC's Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate program, visit jibc.ca/firefighter.

For details about a firefighting career on the North Shore, visit northshorefirerecruiting.ca.

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Last updated January 16, 2020