S100/S185 Forest Fire Suppression

fire supression

BC Forestry Recognized

The BC Forest Service Wildfire Management Branch recognizes Basic Fire Suppression and Safety (S-100) training only when delivered by a BCFS-endorsed instructor, and only when the S-100 curriculum is delivered in the approved format.  Worksafe BC requires anyone who actions a forest fire to be S100 certified. BC Ministry of Forest requires an occupant, especially within 1 ½ km of a fire, to report and action a fire. Companies coming to and /or operating in BC must show due diligence and responsible protection for members of their crews by ensuring that members are S100 certified.

Length of Course: 2 Full days (one day in the classroom (theory), and second day in the field (practical exercise)

Certification: Certified with the BC Ministry of Forests as a qualified instructor.
Prerequisites: Govt issued ID
Attire: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and weather appropriate clothing
Valid: 1 year

Course Outcome:

  • Upon successful completion of the course, the candidate will demonstrate a basic knowledge of wildland fire suppression organization structure, wildfire behavior, plus suppression and safety procedures. Practical skills with equipment used in BC to effectively and safely respond to wildfires are a mandatory component for initial ticket holders. Successful candidates will receive the S-100 Fire Suppression certificate.
  • The S-100 is approximately a two day course the first time you take it. This course must be refreshed annually.
  • Upon completion of the S-185 course, the participant will be able to size up and evaluate potential fire entrapment situations and how to act accordingly to remove himself or herself safely from a potentially risky situation, deploy the necessary resources using safe and efficient strategies and tactics to prevent loss of life.

Cancellation Policy: Course can be cancelled up to 16 hours before class starting time without any penalty.

  • December 1, 2021
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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