Thursday, September 19, 2019

Coast Mountain College brings Fire Suppression program to Prince Rupert Campus

An opportunity to learn the skills required to work in fire suppression will be available at the Prince Rupert campus of Coast Mountain College this fall, with a two day program that provides theory and practical applications towards wildfire suppression.

The S-100 Fire Suppression Program will be offered in Prince Rupert from October 28 to 29 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM each day.

The course provides the mandated certification required by WorkSafe BC with training that includes fire-line safety, fire behaviour, and water delivery using portable pumps and gravity systems.

Once certified the fire suppression designation is valid for five years, however, certificate holders are required to take a refresher course annually in order to remain in good standing towards that certification.

Some background to the course can be reviewed below.

The course will be of particular interest for those working as part of industrial activity in the forest areas of BC.

Legislation as part of the Wildfire Act of BC states that anyone working in the forests within one kilometre of a fire must report it and take preventative action, WorkSafe regulations also state that anyone taking such action must be certified.

The Coast Mountain College will provide for that level of certification.

You can learn more about the program from the Coast Mountain website.

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