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The British Columbia Fire Training Officers Association, more commonly referred as the BCFTOA, is dedicated to gathering information on training standards and providing this information to fire departments so they may effectively and safely train their members.

Mission statement:

"The BCFTOA will pursue the highest standard of leadership and education while advising and supporting training for the Fire Service of British Columbia."

 

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Message from VIERA, January 2, 2019

Message from Vancouver Island Emergency Response Academy (VIERA), January 2, 2019

Fire Chiefs and Training Officers

Over the past several months we have undertaken a review of Vancouver Island Emergency Response Academy (VIERA) and I'm excited to report that VIERA is committed to moving forward.  We will continuing to provide  you with the quality training and customer service your department and members need.

To support our current and future students, I'm happy to welcome Jodi Le Masurier as VIERA's new manager. Many of you know Jodi from her work as an instructor and curriculum designer for VIERA over the past 10 years. Brenda Krastel has been with VIERA since the beginning and continues to provide VIERA's administrative support, and we also welcomed Jodi Young (another Jodi!) to the team in 2018.

You can expect to hear from the VIERA team about upcoming programs soon.

We're looking forward to supporting your department's training goals in 2019, and we wish you and your members a Happy New Year!


Karen Fry
Fire Chief
Nanaimo Fire Rescue

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Zone 3 Meeting

Zone 3 Meeting

Date:  Thursday, January 24, 2019
Location:  Kelowna, BC
Time: 08:30

Please contact Enzo Nanci if you have any quesitons. enanci@kelowna.ca

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Zone 2 - January Meeting

Zone 2 Meeting Notice

Date:  January 24, 2019
Time:  10:00 am
Location:  Surrey Fire Training Centre

 

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Zone 2 - March Meeting

Zone 2 Meeting Notice

Date:  March 21, 2019
Time:  10:00am
Location:  Pitt Meadows Fire

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Zone 2 May Meeting

Zone 2 Meeting Notice

Date:  Monday, May 27, 2019
Time:  3:00 pm
Location:  Nelson, BC @ BCFTOA Annual Conference

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Zone 2 September Meeting

Zone 2 Meeting Notice

Date:  September 12, 2019
Time:  10:00 am
Location:  JIBC Safety Training Centre

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Zone 2 November Meeting

Zone 2 Meeting Notice

Date:  November 14, 2019
Time:  10:00 am
Location:  North Vancouver City Fire

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Hands-on-Training Weekend
May 25 & 26, 2019

Educational Conference
May 27-30, 2019

Become a Member

The British Columbia Fire Training Officers Association, more commonly referred as the BCFTOA, is dedicated to gathering information on training standards and providing this information to fire departments so they may effectively and safely train their members. In a world of ever changing standards and regulations, this organization provides fire departments with the most current, up-to-date course information and training requirements.  The BCFTOA will help develop, and support the work of those leaders and organizations in order that they may best provide training for members and affiliated Associations.
 

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