British Columbia Fire Service Training Standards

The Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook (May 2015) sets requirements based upon the service level identified by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for the provision of fire services in each community. The standard references competencies drawn from the National Fire Protection Association Standards.

Fire Departments and AHJs should refer to the “Playbook” to determine the specific requirements for their community. Click here to request training materials.

Questions should be directed to the Office of the Fire Commissioner.


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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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