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 Exterior Operations Level Firefighter, then this program is for you.
A Standards-Based Program
Complete a program aligned with the standards set in the BC Office of the Fire Commissioner's Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook.
Credentials Towards 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 minimum training requirements set in the BC Office of the Fire Commissioner's Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook.
This program provides fire service members with essential skills to perform exterior firefighting activities.
The program allows departments to demonstrate that their firefighters possess the firefighting skills they need, and exceed the minimum training standard outlined in the British Columbia Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook.
It also provides credit toward NFPA 1001 Firefighter I for subjects completed and evaluated.
- Firefighter Safety & Survival
- Personal Protection
- Equipment & Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
- Rope and Knots
- Water Supplies
- Fire Behaviour
- Forcible Entry
- Fire Suppression for Class A Fires & Vehicle Fires
- Gas and Electrical Safety
- Incident Command System
- Hazardous Materials Awareness.
What You Need to Graduate
This program consists of four courses. They are a mix of online and hands-on face-to-face courses.
Students have 12 months to complete a course from the date of registration.
Students have up to one year (12 months) to complete all the courses in the program to receive a Certificate of Completion.
Courses in this program are primarily offered online.
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 three FIRE-1053 Knowledge Quizzes before asking to take the final exam.
Students must achieve a minimum passing grade of 60% on all quizzes and the final theory exam.
Complete and submit the knowledge final exam request form.
Practical Skills Evaluations
Skill evaluation requests are only available to students currently registered in FIRE-1054.
Skill 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 & 2 (3 mandatory skills and 1 random skill)
- Skills Evaluation 2 - Module 3 & 4 (2 mandatory skills and 2 random skills)
- Skills Evaluation 3 - Module 5 & 6 (2 mandatory skills and 2 random skills)
- Final Skills Evaluation - All Exterior Modules (3 mandatory skills)
Students must achieve a minimum passing grade of 75%.
Practical skills evaluations will be based on a weighted scale: Critical, Major and General.
Complete and submit the practical skills registration form.
Contact the Fire & Safety Division for specific program cost and fee 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.
STEP 2 - Submit Your Completed Program Application Form
Complete the program application form and submit it to the Admissions Office:
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC V3L 5T4
Please allow 2-3 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
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.
Fire department training officers can submit program applications for their members at any time.
There are no specific application deadlines or set start dates.
Training officers must submit their members' program application form to the Admissions office with a $75 application fee per student.
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 one year (12 months) to complete all the courses in the Exterior 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 on the date that a course registration form is received. The course fees are non-refundable from the date the student and/or 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-1053 and/or FIRE-1054, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.