The BCFTOA Executive is looking to support the BC Fire Service during the current COVID-19 Pandemic and beyond.  We have developed an Educational Portal on our website to support the fire service training requirements with social distancing and/or postponement of department training.

Training may be reduced or suspended, but the expectation is still there for our members to be ready to respond and mitigate the emergency whatever that may look like.

We will continue to add resources, please feel free to share your resources with us so that we can post on the Educational Resources. 

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.
BCFTOA Executive

 
 
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"Training and education to support a safe and effective fire service across British Columbia."

 

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BCFTOA COVID19 Situational Update

March 30, 2020

With the current limitation on training for fire departments due to the COVID-19 crisis, the BCFTOA Executive is working on an Educational Portal that we will be available on the BCFTOA Website, that will be to share with Training Officers across the Province of BC.
    
The platform will support quick links to current COVID-19 information and training information. Along with that, we are looking to add virtual learning aids, videos and training drills that can be reviewed from self-isolation. 

We are currently working on the development of this portal and should have content within by this week's end.
The portal will be dynamic and we will be looking for departments to share their virtual training resources as we build our content inventory.  

COVID-19 is a unique situation and BCFTOA Executive are working diligently to assist the fire service as we all work through these difficult times.

Stay tuned.

Dan Golob
President
BCFTOA

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2020 BCFTOA Conference Update

March 22, 2020

2020 BCFTOA Conference Update

With the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic illness earlier this month, and the recent guidance from the federal and provincial governments, the BC Fire Training Officers’ Association have been taking necessary and reasonable precautions to prepare for possible impacts. The health and safety of our members is paramount and we will continue to respond appropriately to this rapidly evolving situation. 

The BCFTOA executive have discussed the impact to our members, and considering solutions moving forward. With the announcement made by the BC Health Minister, Adrian Dix to ban all gatherings of more than fifty, the BCFTOA executive feel it would be in the best interest of our members and the public we serve to cancel our Annual BCFTOA Conference in Coquitlam.

Thank you for your understanding.

Dan Golob
President
BCFTOA

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2020 CONFERENCE Update

March 22, 2020

With the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic illness earlier this month, and the recent guidance from the federal and provincial governments, the BC Fire Training Officers’ Association have been taking necessary and reasonable precautions to prepare for possible impacts. The health and safety of our members is paramount and we will continue to respond appropriately to this rapidly evolving situation.

The BCFTOA executive have discussed the impact to our members, and considering solutions moving forward. With the announcement made by the BC Health Minister, Adrian Dix to ban all gatherings of more than fifty, the BCFTOA executive feel it would be in the best interest of our members and the public we serve to cancel our Annual BCFTOA Conference in Coquitlam.

Thank you for your understanding.

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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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