Fire Line Safety Awareness

Fire Line Safety Awareness provides students with the background knowledge and skill set to work as a Type 3 (entry level) firefighter on BC wildfires. The purpose of the course is to give prospective firefighters the necessary hazard awareness and safety knowledge they need to work safely on the fire line. Participants learn basic knowledge of firefighting techniques and an introduction to the tools and equipment they will be expected to work with on the fire line. Students will also earn the necessary professional qualifications to be a designated Type 3 firefighter, the S-100 Basic Fire Suppression & Safety Certificate, and the S-185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance & Safety Certificate. ​

• Students are to bring Government Issued ID, a pen and work boots

• Students are to provide their own transportation, if required, to go to a field site

Learning Outcomes

  • Fire behaviour, fire line organization, fire line safety
  • Communication
  • Suppression techniques, ignition & back burning
  • Fire line equipment & tools
  • Aircraft & helicopter safety
  • S-100 – Basic Fire Suppression & Safety
  • S185 – Fire Entrapment Avoidance
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) refresher
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) refresher
Prince George
Fall 2019
Date & Time:
23 Sep 2019 to 24 Sep 2019
  • Monday & Tuesday, 8:30am-4:30pm
Instructor: Price:
Registration Deadline:
September 13, 2019