BC wildland fire crew contract training requirments

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 

Power Saw Operator

Successful completion of the following:

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


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 )

First Aid

Successful completion of the following:  


• Qualified Fire Fighter as detailed above  

• Certification in Occupational First Aid (OFA) with Transportation Endorsement

Danger Tree Assessor

Successful completion of the following:

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

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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