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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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Work Experience Program - Big White Fire Department

Work Experience Program - Big White Fire Department

The Big White Fire Department will soon be accepting applications for the 2016/2017 Resident Firefighter Work Experience Program. This program is entering into its fifteenth year and has gained recognition across Canada as a premiere training program for aspiring firefighters. This 11 month program which starts in June of 2016, has a 75% success rate of graduates being hired into career positions. If any of the BCFTOA members have volunteers, POC, family or friends that may be interested please direct them to our website www.bigwhitefire.com for information and our application process.

Applications will be accepted: January 1 - March 1, 2016, 1630hrs PST

CLICK HERE for Brochure

 

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VIERA - Fire Officer NFPA 1021 Level 1

VIERA 

Fire Officer NFPA 1021 Level 1
Starting February 19, 2016

This 12-day program is designed to meet the requirements of senior
Firefighters that aspire to become Company Officers. Participants
gain the ability and knowledge to perform the duties of a junior officer.
The course is designed around classroom lectures, group interactive
exercises, table exercises and practical fire ground evolutions.

 

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Firehouse Leadership Weekend

Errington Volunteer Fire Department proudly presents Firehouse Leadership Weekend

With Chief Les Karpluk (ret)

When:  Sunday, February 28, 2016
Time:  0830-1630 hrs
Location:  Errington #1 Hall, 960 Errington Road

Register:  250.248.5601
Email:  officeadmin@evrd.ca

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Zone 1A - March Meeting

Zone 1A Meeting

Date:  Sunday, March 13, 2016
Location:  Comox Fire Department

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Call Out for Trainer of the Year Nominations

The 'Trainer of the Year' Award is our recognition of the outstanding achievements of our members, in the area of fire service training. Nominees must have done exceptional work for the fire service.

“Exceptional work” means they have to have provided:

• Initiative in developing and applying new ideas in training
• Creativity in use of resources
• Highest quality of work Dedication beyond “normal”
• And service, both within and outside, of their own department.


Nomination Process:
Nominations are to be submitted to the BCFTOA no later than March 31 of the current year.The success of this award depends upon the involvement of all BCFTOA members (both full and associate) to nominate deserving individuals. To be eligible, nominees must belong to a member organization of the BCFTOA.

Please direct nominations and or questions to admin@bcftoa.com.

Thank you,
BCFTOA Executive

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Training Weekend 2016

Training Weekend 2016
150 Mile House Fire Department

FRIDAY APRIL 29, SATURDAY APRIL 30 AND SUNDAY MAY 1, 2016

This weekend will feature hands-on training involving:Live Fire Vehicle Fire

In addition to the hands on training, are hosting Fire Up Your Leadership facilitated by Les Karpluk Friday April 29th. Les will also be our keynote speaker on Saturday Evening

Gord Schreiner, Fire Chief with the Comox Fire Department is returning this year as a guest trainer and speaker.

Early Bird Registration for all three days is only 195.00 person and includes t-shirt, breakfasts, lunches, and a steak dinner Saturday evening.

Registration Fees after March 1st are $220.00.

Only available for training on Saturday and Sunday? Registrations fees will be adjusted accordingly. See registration form for details.

BECAUSE OF THE HANDS ON TRAINING WE HAVE CAPPED REGISTRATION AT 100 PEOPLE
IN ORDER FOR EVERYONE TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THE WEEKEND

CLICK HERE for more information or Registration

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2016 BCFTOA Educational Conference - BECOME A SPONSOR

BECOME A SPONSOR of our 2016 BCFTOA Educational Conference

Please contact deputychief@sproatlakefire.ca for more information.

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The 2016 BCFTOA Educational Conference will be held in Port Alberni, B.C.  More information to come...

Hand on Training Weekend - May 14 & 15, 2016

Educational Conference - May 16 - 19, 2016

For more information....CLICK HERE

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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. 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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