Wildfire Crew Member training courses are designed to provide the fundamental theory and practical skills necessary to fulfill the job requirements of a wildland firefighter. The training encompasses industry certifications required in British Columbia and Alberta when entering the firefighting sector. Training is comprehensive and includes basic fire suppression, fire entrapment avoidance, pump operations, incident command systems, first aid, power saw training. In addition, instruction includes VHF Radio Operator training preparing students for the Industry Canada Radio Operator Certificate exam. A fitness inventory and training plan will be developed for each student to help improve all levels of physical fitness.
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.
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The Wildfire Crew Member Training program is designed to give you the introductory theory and practical skills needed to become a wildland firefighter.
During this four-week intensive program, you will complete the following modules:
Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive the following industry certifications:
The program is delivered over four consecutive weeks and is comprised of instructor-led theory and practical application. Classes run five days a week, 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
NIC offers industry-approved skills training, nationally recognized credentials, networking opportunities, applied skills and knowledge to advance your career.