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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates: Canada


COVID19 resources

FCABC Return to Activities

To assist members with their return to work activities, President Derby has established the Return to Work Activity Committee. The intent of this Committee is to provide guidance and share best practices with members are they look to return to training, inspections and other activities. The responsibility remains with the local authority to ensure your department activities meet the requirements of WorksafeBC and the Provincial Medical Health Officer. As always, hand hygiene and social distancing remain a prominent facet of any group activity.

Risk Mitigation Guide and Templates

  1.  DRAFT Mitigation Guide (Updated June 16, 2020)
  2.  SAMPLE Draft Risk Assessment Tool
  3.  SAMPLE COVID Training SOG
  4.  COVID-19 Screening Form


  1. COVID-19 and Returning to Safe Operation
  2. Preventing Exposure to COVID-19 in the Workplace
  3. Managing COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression
  4. Occupancy Limit Sign


BCEHS COVID-19 FR Point of Care Risk Assessment - December 5, 2020

BCEHS Practice Update - COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment Update -Face Shields required for all patient contacts & procedure masks required over EHFR - November 26, 2020

FCABC COVID-19 Committee update (November 20, 2020)

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) - Orders, Notices & Guidance - Province of BC
(Latest update April 7, 2020)

Letter from Officer of the Fire Commissioner - April 2, 2020

BC's Restart Plan

British Columbia COVID-19 Dashboard


COVID-19 Response

Iridia Medical - Practice Update - First Responders - April 2, 2020

Cleaning and disinfecting public spaces (COVID-19)

CPR – avoid unprotected CPR & AIRWAY MANAGEMENT – omit aerosol-generating procedure: BCEHS practice updates - March 19-25

UPDATED - Doorway Assessment: Modified Risk Assessment for PPE with ILI/COVID 19 (Updated December 5, 2020)

How to Properly Put on and Take off a Disposable Respirator



How To Isolate

How to quarantine (self-isolate) at home when you may have been exposed and have no symptoms

Physical distancing (Fact sheet)

Preventing COVID-19 in the workplace: Employers, employees and essential service workers


Cleaning Guidelines for DuPont(tm) Tychem(r) garments for COVID-19

Guidance on Cleaning Nomex(r) and Kevlar(r) FR/AR Apparell


COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellness

BC First Responders' Mental Health

Taking Care of your Mental Health (COVID-19)

Managing Stress and Anxiety: Stress and Coping

Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

Ways to Support Your Mental Health During Covid-19

COVID-19 Operational Guidelines

Oak Bay Fire Department - COVID-19 Response Guidelines



Last updated December 8, 2020

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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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