Prepare now for summer employment as a wildland firefighter. Develop essential knowledge in wildfire preparedness and operations, including BC Forest Service certifications in fire suppression and entrapment avoidance. As a graduate, you will possess the skills, knowledge and certification required for entry-level employment as a crew member on a wildland fire crew in BC.
It’s a good job for people who enjoy the adrenaline rush, for those who like to travel and who enjoy working as part of a team. It’s the kind of work that if you like it, you’ll love it.
Henry Grierson, wildfire crew training instructor
You must complete all courses in the program with a passing grade.
Like all firefighters, applicants for the program must be physically fit and willing to participate in a structured fitness plan.
Register by mail, email, or in person:
The BC Wildfire Crew Member Training program is designed to give you the introductory theory and practical skills needed to become a wildland firefighter.
During this 16-day intensive program, you will complete the following modules:
BC Wildfire Crew Member Training Program
Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive the following industry certifications:
The following equipment will be provided (must satisfy funding / admission requirements)
The program is delivered over 16 consecutive weekdays and is comprised of instructor-led theory and practical application. Classes run four days a week, 8:30 am to 5 pm.
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