BC contract wildland fire crew training requirements

Trainee Fire Fighter

Successful completion of the following:

  • S-100 Basic Fire Suppression & Safety or equivalent (annual re-currency S-100a)
  • S-185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance
  • Does not have five (5) certifiable days or 60 hrs firefighting 


Fire Fighter

Successful completion of the following:

  • S-100 Basic Fire Suppression & Safety or equivalent (annual re-currency S-100a) 
  • S-185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance
  • Five (5) certifiable days (12 hrs per day) actively involved in firefighting 

Crew Leader

Successful completion of the following:

  • S-100 Basic Fire Suppression & Safety or equivalent (annual re-currency S-100a)
  • S-185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance
  • S-212 Fire Line Communications
  • S-230 Introduction to Supervision
  • S-235 Burn Off and Backfiring
  • Incident Command System (ICS 100)
  • Acted as Crew Leader on three (3) fires OR twenty (20) days as Fire Fighter (minimum 240hrs )

Single Resource Leader

Successful completion of the following:  


  • Qualified Fire Fighter as detailed above  
  • S-211 The Fire Environment for Firefighter/ Dispatchers (Fire Weather) 
  • S-212 Fireline Communications 
  • S-213 Use of  Bulldozers and Heavy Equipment 
  • Incideent Command System ICS 100
  • S-230 Introduction to Supervisor
  • S-235  Burn-Off and Backfiring                        
  • S-241 Fire Assessment  
  • Must have acted as a Crew Leader on 5 projects. 

Power Saw Operator

Successful completion of the following:

  • Qualified Fire Fighter as detailed above 
  • Successful completion of a powersaw operator course (PSO)


Danger Tree Assessor

Successful completion of the following:

  • Qualified Fire Fighter as detailed above 
  • Certification as a Danger Tree Assessor - Wildfire Module

Danger Tree Assessor training

First Aid

Successful completion of the following:  

  • Qualified Fire Fighter as detailed above  
  • Certification in Occupational First Aid (OFA) level 1 with Transportation Endorsement 
  • Certification in Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 3

Depending on the fire crew configuration will depend on the required first aid. Type 2 or Type 3. 

delivery of wildland firefighting training in British Columbia.

S-100 ALONE does not meet the requirements if your primary job is  acting as a Wildland Firefighter. If you are seeking employment or employed as a Wildland Firefighter, S-100 (or annual re-currency S-100a) and S-185 are the required tickets/training.    S100 TICKET IS VALID FOR ONE YEAR. ANNUAL RECERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED. RECERTIFICATION TICKET IS THE S-100a   


 OUT OF PROVINCE CERTIFICATION: To work as a Wildland Firefighter in the province of BC, you must hold a current valid BC certification in S-series training.

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