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.
"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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VIERA Training Calendar
September to December 2016
Open Registration Training Calendar
The Vancouver Island Emergency Response Academy (VIERA) is committed to providing high quality,
current and relevant training and certification that meets or exceeds the standards set by NFPA.
Through VIERA’s Pro Board accreditation candidates earn Pro Board recognized training and
certification that is internationally reciprocated with the fire service and other training institutions, for
laddering into advanced diploma and degree programs for professional career development
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JIBC Hazardous Materials IFSAC/ Proboard accredited
Kelowna Fire Department
2255 Enterprise Way
Kelowna, BC V1Y 8B8
Information Contact: DC Lou Wilde firstname.lastname@example.org
September 7, 2016 HZM100 Awareness $159.18
September 8-11, 2016 HZM110 Operations $1029.37
(5% GST is applicable on payment from individuals but not when payment is received from a municipality or fire department)
Students must supply their own text book for this course “Hazardous Materials for First Responders” (4th edition) IFSTA available through the JIBC Book Store
Rocky Mountain Phoenix HOT Days
This coming September, Rocky Mountain Phoenix will once again be hosting a two day training seminar for emergency responders focusing on New Vehicle Technology and Advanced Extrication. Randy Schmitz, Extrication Instructor and Calgary Firefighter will instruct this event. This session will provide responders with excellent learning and networking opportunities.
This seminar will take place over two 8 hour days with a mixture of both theory and hands on practical training. We will be taking 24 students and they will be split into groups for the practical training. We will have two Instructors with multiple pits, offering more hands on time for the participants. I recommend that if it is possible you send Officers or Senior members to make sure the skills learned can be passed on to your other members.
Where: Kamloops Fire Rescue Training Center
When: September 17th-18th, 2016
Cost: $400 per student
Thank you to all our Delegates, Instructors, Sponsors, and Vendors for a successful 2016 Conference. A huge thank you to the Best Western Barclay Hotel for hosting our Conference. We will see everyone in Kelowna for our 2017 BCFTOA HOT Weekend and Educational Conference.
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.