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Wildland Firefighting and Silviculture Training

Learn how to combat wildfires and prevent future fires from starting. This is a fully funded 23 day program offered at College of the Rockies.

Program Info:

  • Date 1: March 13 to April 7, 2017
  • Date 2: April 24 to May 19, 2017
  • Location: Cranbrook, BC
  • Price: fully funded program for eligible individuals
  • Phone: 250-489-2751 ext.3553
  • Email:

Admission Requirements:

To be eligible for this program you must be:

  • a Canadian, a permanent resident or protected person legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • living in British Columbia;
  • not a full-time student (i.e.not enrolled in high school or taking post-secondary courses at the time of training;
  • not actively participating in another provincially or federally funded labour market program at the time of training, and
  • Your employment status is:
  • Unemployed (non-EI eligible), or
  • Underemployed, or
  • Employed in a low-skilled job

Course Details:

The Wildland Firefighting and Silviculture Training program includes:

  • S100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety
  • S185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance
  • ICS 100 Incident Command
  • S212 Wildfire Communication
  • S235 Burn-off and Backfiring
  • S232/211 Pumps and Water Delivery
  • Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor
  • Occupational First Aid Level 1 & Transportation Endorsement
  • BC Hydro Tree Worker Certification
  • Species Identification & Basic Ecology
  • Map, Compass & Field Communications
  • Silviculture
  • Forest Health
  • GPS, GIS & Data Collection
  • Fuels & Waste Management
  • Tree Planting
  • Basic Chainsaw Operator
  • Brushsaw Operator & Brushing Training
  • Bear Aware
  • And more

If you are interested in this program please contact 250-489-2751 ext.3553 or email

Funding provided the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund.

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