Fire Commissioner Announcement

Assistant Deputy Minister, Patrick Quealey announces new Fire Commissioner

Chief Vince McKenzie presents "Charting your fire service career"

Comox Valley Fire Chiefs Association presents Chief Vince McKenzie on May 31, 2014

For full registration and contact info, please see HERE

ICS 400 Course - Williams Lake

CMD140 Incident Command System Level 400
April 14-16, 2014 - Williams Lake ($662.21)
Registration Deadline: March 31, 2014
In this advanced-level three-day course, learn how to manage large and complex emergency
incidents. As an Incident Commander explore methods for managing activities and resources in
multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional settings.

ICS 200 Course in 100 Mile House

CMD120 Incident Command System Level 200
March 29-30, 2014 - 100 Mile House ($329.80)
Registration Deadline: March 21, 2014
 In this two-day course, learn a standardized method of managing any
type of emergency. As an Incident Commander or responder, gain the
knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently manage an emergency
site at a small to moderate sized incident.

Fireground Size-Up: Fire Behavior & Reading Smoke with Kyle Derksen

The Comox Valley Fire Chiefs' Association is hosting this course presented by Kyle Derksen at the Courtenay Fire Hall on April 12, 2014.
For more course info and registration details, please see HERE
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Registration is Open!

Register now!  Follow this link or the logo to the left.


Registration is now open.  On the conference page you can  view information regarding educational options and conference  schedules priort to registration.

Sasamat Fire Department looking for used AEDs

The Sasamat Fire Department is looking for some used AED Life Pak 500 Trainers. They won't be upgrading until 2017 and the ones they have now are non-repairable. If you can help them out, please contact T/O Jamie Roberts at or 778-899-6646

Your help is appreciated!

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VIERA Fire Officer III

Fire Officer III NFPA 1021, 2009 ed.

The Vancouver Island Emergency Response Academy is very pleased to announce that we have come to an agreement with The University of Maryland, Fire and Rescue Institute who will deliver Fire Officer III certificate training here in British Columbia.

The instructor will be Tom Harmon. Tom is a Division Chief (Shift Commander) with Baltimore/Washington International Airport. He has been a MFRI instructor for over 20 years and has over 30 years of fire service experience.

Assistant Fire Chief - Training/Operations

The City of Chilliwack has posted the Assistant Fire Chief - Training Officers position. 

For full information and application instructions please see HERE

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VIERA 2014 Spring and Summer Schedule

Vancouver Island Emergency Response is pleased to release their 2014 spring and summer schedule.

Details can be found at

or contact Academy Administration, 580 Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6E2 tel: (250) 755-4551 fax: (250) 753-5480



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