Passing of Campbell River Fire Officer - Rick McFarlane (Retired)

Rick McFarlane a member of our fire  department for thirty six years before his retirement in 2006 passed away at his home, Thursday, July 23rd. Rick lost his fight with the occupational illness Leukemia.   A Service will be held Friday, August 8th at the Campbell River Community Centre at 1300 hours. Our thoughts are with Rick’s family during this difficult time.


Rapid Intervention Team (RIT), September 13 & 14 presented by Campbell River Fire Rescue

Course: Rapid Intervention Team (RIT)

Location: Campbell River Fire Rescue

Dates: September 13 & 14, 2014

Times: 08:30-16:30



Information needed: Elevator Rescue and Emergency Operations

Captain Allan Scramstad is looking for any information on elevator rescue and emergency operations. He is looking for any info or lessons. Allan's contact information is below.


Many thanks,


Capt. Allan Scramstad

Comox Valley Fire Chiefs Association Presents "Ignite Your Leadership" by Chief by Les Karpluk

A few seats left for 


Retired Prince Albert, Sask. Fire Chief (retired)  Les Karpluk will be visiting the Comox Valley on September 6, 2014 presenting “Ignite Your Leadership”.


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


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:

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



Subscribe to British Columbia Fire Training Officers Association RSS