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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Fire Officer II

We are happy to announce Fire Officer II

Building leaders is as important as ever. As our industry continues to grow in complexity, preparing your people to take on the role of a Company Officer is key. For junior officers preparing for promotion through Level II we offer our innovative, new program uniquely designed to be as relevant to your department and the is-sues you most need leaders to solve.

Fire Officer II will be done in two parts:

  • Fire Leadership II completely online, self-paced Sept 15-Dec 15
  • Emergency Scene Management II in-person available in the Spring of 2021

Tuition: $1525 • 250-755-4551 •

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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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