Prepare for employment as a wildland firefighter. You will develop essential theory and practical skills in wildfire preparedness and operations, along with BC Forest Service certifications in fire suppression and entrapment avoidance. As a graduate, you will have the skills, knowledge and certifications required for entry-level employment as a wildland fire crew member in BC and Alberta.
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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Making education accessible for those with a documented disability is a key priority for NIC. We offer a wide range of services, supports and resources for students. For more information visit: Accessible Learning Services.
The Wildfire Crew Member Training program is designed to give you the introductory theory and practical skills needed to become a wildland firefighter.
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.