A huge thank you goes out to the City of Parksville for hosting our BCFTOA Members at our 2014 Conference!!

Thank you letter from the British Columbia Fire Training Officers Association:

June 12, 2014

City of Parksville
100 Jensen Avenue East

PO Box 1390

Parksville, BC V9P 2H3

Mayor Chris Burger,

On behalf of the British Columbia Fire Training Officers Association, I would like to send my thanks and congratulations to the City of Parksville Fire Department for their excellent planning and delivery efforts towards the 2014 BCFTOA Annual Education Conference (May 26 – 29) and the Hot Training Weekend (May 24 - 25).

Fire Apparatus Needed - Sunshine Valley Fire Department

The Sunshine Valley Volunteer Fire Department is looking for a used (1999 or newer) Triple Combination Pumper at a reasonable cost.  If you have anything that would fit their plans, please contact Mark at the link below.  If there is anything else that you feel may be of interest I am sure Mark would also like to hear about it.

Sunshine Valley Volunteer Fire Department
71731 Meadow Road
Hope, B.C.
V0X 1L5

Email:  svvfdinfo@telus.net

Contact:  Mark Wilson, Fire Chief
Tel: 604-526-6141

LAST CALL FOR REGISTRATION...JIBC Fire & Safety Upcoming Regional Training Weekends and Events

Registration for this event closes Friday, June 27, 2014.

Click the link for details:  www.jibc.ca/rtw

Flood and Swift Water Hazard Awareness Training

Emergency Management BC has retained the services of Rescue Canada Resource Group Inc. to provide online flood and swift-water hazard awareness training at no cost to you.  


Click for more information...HERE


Sidney Fire Celebrating 100 Years

The Sidney Fire Department is celebrating 100 years of serving our community this year and are planning our major event on August 2, 2014

For full event details see HERE


Campbell River hosts Structure Protection and Wildland Fire Fighter Level 1 Train the Trainer Workshops

Structure Protection Program (SPP-115)

When: June 28, 2014 08:30-16:30

Where: Campbell River

No Charge for this course

 This workshop focuses on the use of wildfire pumps and hose (as well as the use of fire service hose and hydrants) in the application of sprinklers on structures, to prevent ignition of the structure when subject to wildfire encroachment, by creating a humidity bubble over the structure and dampening the combustible fuels.


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.


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