Viera - Open Registration Courses for Fall 2017

Free Alternative Fuel Safety Training for First Responders

The JIBC Fire & Safety Division is delivering free workshops to prepare first responders to safely operate at incidents involving hybrid vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). These workshops have been funded by the BC Office of the Fire Commissioner and the Fire Chiefs Association of BC.

These workshops are available to:

  • Fire Service members
  • Current Paramedics
  • Serving Police Officers
  • Recovery and Tow Truck Operators
  • Other first responders who may deal with alternative fuel vehicles on BC roads


Topics covered in the workshops include:

  • Basic Electrical Concepts and Hazards
  • P/HEV and EV Systems
  • Initial Response
  • Emergency Operations
  • Fuel Cell Vehicles


The workshop for Fire Service Training Officers is a Train-the-Trainer Workshop. Firefighters who have attended and successfully completed the workshop will be able to deliver the training to their own department and organization. Maximum 4 members per department. 

The workshop for other first responders is an information session that will provide the essential knowledge required to safely operate at incidents involving alternative fuel vehicles.

To Register

Register online by clicking here and selecting the appropriate workshop date, or contact the JIBC Registration Office.

JIBC - New Incident Safety Officer Course Open for Registration

LPG Firefighting Training (ERAC)

Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC) is now offering the LPG Firefighting Training program into British Columbia. ERAC, in conjunction with the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) in Ontario, ERAC has been offering LPG Level 1 Mobile Operations Training throughout Ontario.

The program has an on-line awareness level and a mobile live fire course hosted at your fire hall. Upon successful completion of the 11-module online awareness training, first responders can then enroll in the LPG Level 1 Mobile Operations training course.

To enroll in the LPG Firefighting Awareness online training, please go to:

JIBC Interior Fire Fighter Operations and Full Service Fire Fighter Operations programs now available

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) Fire & Safety Division (FSD) is pleased to announce that the Interior Fire Fighter Operations and Full Service Fire Fighter Operations programs have now received JIBC Program Council approval. Both programs are now scheduled to launch on February 28th. These programs complete FSD’s update of its vocational fire fighter training programs to align with the B.C. Fire Service Minimum Training Standards outlined in the Structural Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook. 

New Students: 

Fire Service members currently completing the Exterior Fire Fighter Operations program with the intention of furthering their education are now able to register for courses in either the Interior or Full Service Fire Fighter Operations programs. 

Current/In-progress FF I/II Students: 

The FSD is currently finalizing the program matrix outlining the requirements for Fire Service members currently enrolled in Fire Fighter I/II programs to transition to the Interior or Full Service Fire Fighter Operations programs. Until we are able to transition students, we encourage departments with students currently enrolled in the Fire Fighter I/II programs to continue in these programs. We will continue to support exam requests and practical evaluations until June 30, 2017

  • The last possible date for paper-based exam requests will be June 5th
  • The last possible dates for online exam requests will be June 26th
  • No exam requests will be accepted after June 30th

The Fire & Safety Division is proud to be your educational provider and is looking forward to supporting you in all of your training and educational needs. Please continue to check the FSD website ( and look for the “Playbook Updates” tab for the latest information and updates regarding the new vocational programs. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Richard White, Coordinator Fire Fighter Programs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dave Wallack, Program Manager, Fire Fighter Programs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Free online course Energy safety for First Responders

FortisBC provides awareness programs for first responders to help them stay safe when approaching emergency situations involving natural gas or electricity.

These programs meet the requirements outlined in the British Columbia Fire Service Minimum Training Standards – Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook.

The programs include videos and discussion guides that support facilitators teaching first responders about the basic properties of electricity and natural gas, and how to approach emergency situations safely.

JIBC Evaluator Course

For more information about the course, please visit the “Become an Evaluator” webpage at Evaluator. 

Training Officer Orientation Workshops will be will be held across B.C. in February and March. For information about the dates and locations, please visit the FSD Playbook Updates webpage. 

JIBC Playbook Update (Sept. 30, 2016)

JIBC Request for Course Information - Basic FF program

Free online electrical awareness training for First Responders

BC Hydro Public Safety has created a new free online electrical awareness training for First Responders. This training will complement and co-exist with the same training currently provided face to face by the Electrical Energy Training Group.

Important points to note prior to taking the training:

1.       Audio is required to complete the course.

2.       Allow 45 minutes. Please note there is a 15 minute supplemental course for firefighters only.

3.       First time users need to create a new account before taking the course. The log-in page provides a link to set up an account.

4.       This course is for awareness only. It is not a certification course.

5.       We can accommodate approximately 300 users at any one time.

As per the attached flyer please click on the following link to access the awareness training

JIBC Fire Officer 2016 schedule

IAFF/JIBC Hazmat Agreement

See attached statement from the JIBC on the IAFF Hazmat Course and how it applies to JIBC Hazmat Courses

Exterior Ops - Train The Trainer