JIBC launches new firefighting pre-employment program

Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate to replace the Career Fire Fighter Pre-Employment Certificate

Future firefighters have a new program to gain the skills needed to be a sought-after fire service recruit.

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is accepting applications for its new Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate (FFTC). The new program succeeds JIBC’s longstanding Career Fire Fighter Pre-Employment Certificate Program, which recently graduated its one-hundredth class.

“The Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate is an updated career fire fighter program that was developed in response to the evolving needs of students and the fire service,” said Peter Grootendorst, Director of JIBC’s Fire & Safety Division. “The new program prepares fire service candidates with all the necessary skills to meet National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, while also taking advantage of the latest advances in technology to provide a more flexible schedule for working professionals.”   Read more…